I've decided to use some of these trackers to get a sense for how healthily I'm living these days. I just moved to Mount Shasta, which means I will be doing a lot more hiking, and even, while the weather permits, a bit of swimming. I am also interested in learning more about my eating habits. My mother insists that I eat too much, and lots of sweets, and I don't think that's true. I think she wants to believe that because I'm overweight and in her world, that can only happen if a person eats way too much and eats a lot of sweets. So I'm going to be brutally honest and record every little thing I eat. And then we'll see. So far, I have only had one day out of four where I exceeded my daily allowance of calories. All the other days I ate fewer than the daily allowance. And I'm also pleased to have a way to see how my nutrition breaks down. It's important to me not to eat too much fat and cholesterol, and also to eat a lot of fiber. And so far that's bearing out well. I also haven't been maxing out my carbs, which is good. I tend to eat more than the daily allotment of protein and of fiber. Seems good to me.
I programmed a weight goal tracker, but I'm not sure whether I'll keep that, for two reasons. 1) I don't own a scale, so unless I start going to the gym (which I may) I don't really have a way to accurately update it. And 2) I have little success with weight loss and don't want to stare at something that reminds me of that. So we'll see. Like I said, if I start going to the gym and can record my weigh-ins, maybe I'll keep using it and see if all the walking makes a difference. The last time I went to the doctor I weighed 210, and so I'm using that as my base weight. My goal is to weigh 195 by November 11.