You know how people can sometimes hear a piece of good advice and unconsciously decide, "oh, there are times when that wouldn't help me?" Right now I'm talking about tracking. Specifically, tracking food when eating things I know are high calorie.
In the past if I have eaten something I think will totally blow the day for me, I have skipped tracking the rest of the day, thinking there was no point.
Also, if I'd thought I'd blown it already, I would have eaten more at dinner and then I really would have gone over my limit.
But earlier this week I had a few "things"... a brownie, two cookies, and I can't remember what else. And this time I went ahead and tracked them along with the rest of the day. I just ate more sensibly in the evening (minestrone is my saviour these days!). And because I tracked everything I knew I had still managed to stay within my calorie limits (rather than just assuming I had blown it)... and lost a pound that day!
All this is something of a holdover from my more extreme dieting days, when I felt I had to be constantly "good" and was losing weight at a rate faster than was healthy. I guess I'm still trying to get used to keeping to a slower, more sustainable rate of loss.