Well, I guess it will take a couple more days to really gauge how the experiment in non-tracking went. Paul and I went camping this last weekend and I decided it would just be easiest to pack good food options and not eat all day. This was easier said than done. I didn't realize how much of camping is just sitting around and eating. I kept trying to keep a mental tally of what I'd consumed so that I would kill my progress. It was hard!
I weighed myself today when we got back and thankfully I'm not up any, but it will be awhile before I'll probably see the real results of my experiment. I have high hopes though. I had a few things that probably worked in my favor while we were there.
First, instead of s'mores I took a box of 100-calorie pack twinkies. Roasted twinkie bites are super delicious! And low calorie! I did eat ONE s'more. I feel like this is an accomplishment. Paul probably ate about 6.
Second, I hiked roughly 6 miles yesterday. I went on a hike by myself that was somewhat leisurely for a little over an hour. I figure that's at least 3 miles. I even ran on some parts of the trail just out of sheer boredom. There wasn't much to see on the part of the trail I was on. Then later in the evening Paul suggested we go to Bagby hot springs. We didn't realize it was a mile and a half hike to get to it until we got there. Since we were there we decided to do it. The problem was that it was dusk so we ended up practically running the trail back so that we could still see.
Third, I didn't drink much. I was so nervous about overdoing my calories and it's easy to lose track with drinks so I super limited myself and only had about two the first night and one the second.
We camp again in two weeks. I am looking forward to doing just as well!
On another note, I feel that since it's related to exercise I should report that I flew off my bike Friday and beat myself up pretty good. That's what I get for trying to exercise by biking to work! haha. Luckily my bike is recovered and my giant leg bruises will go away eventually. I'll post pictures soon! Then you can all feel very sorry for me.