It is a mind game.
I was complaining the other night and my hubby says to me, "Well you don't have to eat those extra calories".
That is not the point. See, I need the accountibility factor of knowing I need to stay withing the 800 calories (or whatever is left after lunch) to meet my goal by the end of the day. I loved it when I wouldn't go over and it would say "Horray! You met your goal!"
On the other hand, I need to see the big red letters when I would go over my caloie count. I need to see the crossed knife and fork and the words "You went over by 431 calories!" I need to feel like I made a bad choice and that I need to step up my game! (No pun intended)
But now, I go to log my dinner and find I can eat 1759 more calories! When I am craving chocolate peanut butter ice cream from Dunkin Donuts that is only about a mile right up the road, that is NOT what I need to see.
And more important is the idea that now, to remain true to my calorie total, I am going to have to do MATH to figure out based on my morning total, whether I made it or not!
So yesterday I purposely waited to log my activities until after dinner. Right through dinner I was able to adhere to the calories alotted to me that morning. I even got a "Horray, you met your goal!
Then I added my activities and guess what? I earned another 435 calories!
Thank goodness because my hubby brought home brownies.
Sigh.......But I still managed to have leftover calories. :)
It is the little things that make me happy.