However, I was reading an article about Carrie Underwood. She said she keeps a food journal. Everything she puts in her mouth, she writes it down. I thought, that's annoying. But, then I stepped on the scale yesterday and noticed that I put on my annual
I thought I'd keep a food journal yesterday just for kicks. I tried to eat like I normally would as to not skew my reality. Although, I will say that I stopped at 3 Doritos when I probably would have had 7 or 8. See, I was getting a bowl for Ben and a few always naturally fall into my mouth.
In any case, this is what a day of food pretty much looks like for me:
Honestly, I was shocked. When I had to go to tally marks for the Werther's and Rolo's but not for my glasses of water, I knew things weren't very good. I ate one fruit or veggie the entire day. Now, not all days are this bad. Oh, who am I kidding? Yes, they are! Although, we don't typically have a candy bowl out. It's just stocking leftovers. Take away the candy bowl, and I'd go for Chips Ahoy's or Oreos.
I'm going to continue with my food journal for a few weeks and just see. I think it's accountability that you get by writing it all down. The kids read it last night and this morning and all agreed that I eat like crap. If it wasn't for my kids keeping me moving all day, I'd probably weigh at least 50 pounds more. It also made them make some better choices for breakfast. Ben and Emily chose a banana and cereal. Noah, well, he had a Lofthouse Cookie. I wonder where he gets that from?