Week 1: It’s All That Home Cookin’
I’m frustrated and it’s only been a week.
I exercised 4 times (although once I was sick and only did like 15 minutes). I started yoga up again, and Bella did it with me (so cute). I felt great about all of that.
But. That isn’t the problem. The problem is the food.
I lost 0 lbs and I know why. I didn’t track everything I ate so then as time went on I stopped tracking at all – because it is really, really hard to do when you cook every meal each night from scratch.
And I’m not here to be all, “Omg, I’m the most amazing cook and nothing in my house comes from a box” – but I seriously do not want to enter every single item of my 7 bean chili into My Fitness Pal. And I did. It took like 20 minutes and after – I had to guess how many portions it was all going to add up to.
People – there were like 10lbs of chili all up in that crockpot. A lot. A lot of portions. The End.
So this is very discouraging to me. On Weight Watchers, there were “no point” items – and on MFP app there are none of those – everything has a calorie value. Which means that I really do have to enter it all, and that is taking forever.
Honestly, I’m not sure what to do about this. I picked up Lean Cuisines with veggies to add for lunches – because that’s super simple to add into the app. But leftovers? Dinners? Crockpot meals? Not so easy.
I’m thisclose to throwing in the MFP towel and going back to Weight Watchers. The only reasons I want to hang on are that it’s free and the supportive community of people I actually know (you all) has been really inspiring.
Help me out here. What should I do to make this easier and not such a pain with entering recipes and guessing portions?
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