Thursday, December 20, 2007

Making my lists

I like to write things down. I like to keep lists and spreadsheets of information that is important to me to remember and refer to. My newest obsession has become writing down my food intake, though I'm quickly starting to feel like maybe this is where I step over the line in to "wee bit crazy".

For example, I am freakishly obsessed with our families finances. I keep a budget, track expenses, give myself little variations of smiley faces depending on how good I did at spending money each day (sadly, this actually is true!). In short, I'm crazy over it. It's good, though, because I've really gotten a handle on our family's spending, but it comes with a price.

So, this leads me to think, do I really want to go down that road with my food intake? Giving myself a food allowance, tracking what I eat with happy smileys next to my good days and sad smileys next to me bad ones? You know, I don't think I do. Even if I am watching what I eat, I still want to enjoy it. I want to eat a cookie in bliss without writing down the calories/carbs/fat/protein that is in it. I want to maintain a healthy relationship with food that doesn't require list keeping.

1 comment:

  1. hmmmm. i am a list maker too, but i think there is a definite line for me... food is on the other side of that line. i think you're on to something with not recording everything you put in your mouth. i think that would quickly become an obsession for me.

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