I've done a decent job of keeping my food intake recorded. I didn't always take my notebook with me since when family is in town we have a roving party from house to house. I feel good about recording the food I ate, it is the water that I'm not sure of.
I have a favorite water bottle that I carry almost all of the time. I kept it with me all weekend and kept it topped off. I didn't keep a good awareness of how many times, I topped it off. I think, I came up short on the water. Funny thing, that is the one thing I thought I had no issues regarding. I drink a lot of water every day. I drink water almost exclusively.
Other than the possible need to increase water intake, I've not found anything that is glaringly obvious to change with my food. I'll keep the journal through the rest of the week. I'll not try to keep up with it during camp next week. I'll just eat what is prepared and pick up the food journal when I get back.
My very early conclusions are that eating is OK, and water could increase. Wouldn't it be funny if all along, all I needed to do was add another glass or two of water to start shedding the weight!!??
The final component of my weight loss trifecta is exercise. My fitness level is coming back and will continue to as long as I push myself. Sadly, the pedometer challenge is on hiatus for now. I dropped the pedometer and it stopped working.
On Saturday, I went to the bathroom and it slipped off my waistband as I took my pants down. It has happened plenty of times before in that situation. I thought little off it and clipped it back on. Saturday night, when I looked to see how many steps I had, I was shocked to see just over 3000. I'd taken it off for a while when I was in the pool but even allowing for that, it seemed far too low.
Sunday morning, I clipped the pedometer to my skirt and went to church. Imagine my surprise, when I checked my number of steps mid morning and saw 0. I walk about 1000 steps in the morning getting dressed! By this time, I had dressed, gone to church and had taught the 4 and 5 year olds! I was expecting 1500 minimum and more like 2000. That is when I realized the pedometer probably broke in the bathroom. I probably had 6000 steps if not more on Saturday considering the time of day it fell and what I did for the rest of the day. (I walked the baby every chance I got!)
I've downloaded a step counter app to my iPod. I'll see how that works. I've got to have it with me all the time and I don't have a handy clip like the old school pedometer. I'm not planning to take my iPod to camp since it is worthless there since there is no wifi. I've got a few days to see how this step counter app works. In the meantime, I'm open to suggestions.