Just ask my husband, I'm a pretty stubborn person sometimes. I'm not so good at reading directions (which is the reason why he reads the instructions to board games and then teaches me) and I often think I know what I'm doing when I don't really. In short, I overestimate my abilities.
The same can be said for weight loss. I can't count the number of times I've had a Rockstar Week where I've tracked everything, planned things, drank all my water and then some, had killer workouts, and felt like I was on top of the world - only to think that the following week that I'm Super Woman (again) and just do "whatever."
I've proven to myself time and time again that tracking and water consumption are two very big keys to success in the realm of weight loss for me. The weeks I have at least those two things on task, I demolish the week and smile lovingly at the scale when it's time for weigh in. On the weeks I don't, I consider putting the scale in the trash.
When I track what I'm eating I'm (sometimes painfully) aware what I'm putting into my body. It's good to be aware like that. When I put everything in myfitnesspal.com I am forced to see the nutritious merit of the food choices I'm making, which is a good thing. I asked my brother how he felt about tracking vs. not tracking food when it comes to weight loss. He said, "When I don't track I tend to
eat whatever I want, without regard to portion size or servings . When I
track, I makes me aware all the time." I find the same to be true for me....
My first outstanding week on MyFitnessPal yielded me a 4.4 pound loss. Last week? I half-assed tracking and water and made less-than-stellar choices. The result was a gain of 0.6 pounds. Not a huge gain but a gain is a tally in the direction I'm not wanting to go.
So I'm back to tracking. I may fall flat on my face a million times. But I swear I'll get back up a million and one times.