A few days ago I was reading some new blogs and came across a post at The Fox Family. I commented that I actually loved logging my food, and she responded asking WHY? Frankly I didn't know. Why on earth would I want to take time out of my day to write down (or enter into My Fitness Pal) every thing that passed these lips. It's just a tedious job. Well, after days of thinking it over, I've finally figured it out.
It actually took me going over my daily calorie goals to figure it out, but now I know.
I LOVE logging my food because I LOVE being in control. I LOVE knowing that I can set a goal for myself, and I can accomplish it. I HATE knowing that I've gone past my daily calorie goal. It's almost devastating. Even when I know for a fact that I'm going to go over, and I consciously make that decision. I look back the next day and think, "Really! Did I HAVE to eat that!" I feel stupid for not making the right choice. Don't get me wrong, I occasionally go over my calorie goal and I don't have a problem with it. But it takes one day to make myself not want to do it again.
So there you have it. I LOVE logging my food because I LOVE watching myself actually do something I set out to do. I can be healthy, and I can have self control, and I can look back and be proud of it.