Weigh-In … Why I Track

Today’s Weight:  167.0
Loss/Gain: + 1.5
Earlier this week I wanted to post about why I track my food.  We had a party-filled weekend and I didn’t track any of the food.  I find I don’t track food when I eat too much, or too many little things “here and there”.  I usually make myself get on the scale Monday morning to check where I’m at after the weekend. 
It was higher than 167 and I thought to myself, “THIS is why I track my food.”  
When I don’t track my food I tend to overdo things worse than if I was writing it all down.  I say that, because tracking doesn’t mean I’ll stay within my calorie budget, but at least I’m aware of how much over I’m going than if I don’t track.  
I hope that makes sense.  
Unfortunately, my weekend days last weekend started out well, but didn’t end up all that great.  So, when I was back down to 167 by the end of the week I was glad I had gotten the party weekend back under control.  
OH…and this was a huge mistake, but had I decided not to track my food I never would’ve known the truth behind what this Medium Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Shake cost me calorie wise. 
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 570g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1260 Calories from Fat 710
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 79g 122%
Saturated Fat 40g 200%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 680mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 124g 41%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 106g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 35% Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calories diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

We stopped for 1/2 price shakes after church Wednesday night.  I knew I didn’t really need one, but I didn’t think it was going to be this bad.  Seriously.  The joy of getting cheap shakes was ruined when I found out I doubled my calorie intake in one glass of sweets.  Oh my. 
No matter how good it tasted it was not worth 1,260 calories.  Not right now.  Lesson learned.
Thanks for checking in folks.  Have a nice weekend!
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3 Responses to Weigh-In … Why I Track

  1. Wow, that must be some shake. I also need to get back to tracking. I definitely do better if I know I am logging everything. You can do it. Have a great weekend.

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  2. For parties or celebrations, I usually just track it as 'big party indulgence' or something like that, and stick a huge number on it. 🙂 It's more to remind myself that I've already indulged for the week. And then sometimes it just takes us space on the page.

    Shakes are one of those treats that sound wonderful, but just don't tempt me that much. **gives thanks**

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  3. Lori says:

    Holy Moly! What do they put in those shakes to jack up the calories so much? It's amazing to me how many calories can be in something that doesn't look big enough to even have that many.

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