5/24/07

Guide me toward the right path....

So my downfall is alllllllllllllways processed crap - like last night there was an incident with a box of sweet and salty bars ...and perhaps there was a half a bag of shrimp chips too...but they were tossed in the end. I sat there watching TV, munching mindlessly and realized I was doing something INCREDIBLY STUPID and hauled the crap to the can. Yay for garbage day! A perfectly OP week ruined...well, it's not ruined SO MUCH, but I have 11 flex left for the week. Not worth it. So today we are reacquainting ourselves with Canada's food guide. That colourful li'l paper on my fridge that tells me I have to eat at least 2 servings of protein...you know what I'm talking about! But mine is out-of-date so off I go to print me a new one. Well don't they have all sorts of fancy things going on over on the Health Canada site where you now customize your own guide according to your gender and age and now include a food tracker called EaTracker. Everyone on the journaling bandwagon! So I gave the puppy a whirl - and it's nice and all, but falls short for someone like me and her penchant for all things processed. For instance, I could easily track today's standard oatmeal and yogourt but was at a loss for my turkey burger. I had all sorts of options for turkey, including processed meat varieties of it, but no burger. Now what if I'm eating leftovers from that Mexican Rice Casserole thingy later too? How do I track that sucker in there? No way to save foods, no way to add foods, no luck. Hmmph. I guess I've been spoiled by weight watchers and their lovely tracker. The guide has surely come a long way but this tracker thing may want to borrow a little from WW ;) I will give it kudos for assessing how I stack up in terms of meeting my daily requirements. Those assessments kick arse and perhaps WW should steal that...what? they're supposed to "guide" us all, right? couldn't hurt :D

7 comments:

Maria said...

I know how you feel about last night (been there too many times), but on the bright side, you're still within your flex, so you can account for the slip up. :)

Thanks for the heads-up on the revamped CFG site, I'm going to give it a whirl later - it sounds pretty neat.

Jen said...

That is a great idea, WW SHOULD incorporate the canada food guide!!!

what are shrimp chips??

marie said...

shrimp chips are shrimp flavoured crackers that you can get at an asian grocery store. You can get different kinds at different stores (some look sort of like pork rinds). They're really cheap and stink to high heaven but are strangely addictive - but NOT worth 9 points a bag.

I thankfully stopped myself before the bag was consumed...

Sarah said...

I should have added that to your WW wish list - I wish we could track all our servings in each of the categories, not just up to 5 servings of F&V....

Oh! And I wish when I put in 1c. strawberries on the tracker that it automatically counted that as 2 fruit servings!

I <3 Canada's Food Guide! :)

CaRoLyN said...

Good for you for throwing the garbage OUT! It's so easy to take in mindless calories!!!
Getting back to Canada's food guide is an excellent idea!!!

Natalie said...

It's so empowering when you can actually throw out food that is bad for you. I've done it a few times since on ww and I felt so good about my decision.

Good for you!

Angie All The Way said...

Hey at least you got fed up with some still left to throw away! lol Lately I just can't seem to keep my hand out of the cookie jar! Next week NO COOKIES in my house, no matter how much pouting goes on from DBF!

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