My arms are in the air admitting defeat. No I am not giving up. I am admitting that I NEED to calorie count right now. I need to get my eating under control and the number one way to do so is with tracking cals, etc. I vow I won’t get nutty about it.
I have been tracking my food for nearly the last month. For the last 7 days I did the calorie counts. Holy bananas. I had only 1 day under 2000 calories. A quick glance at the rest of the month and it is apparent I had only one day under 2000 calories. Even yesterday I thought it was a good day and I was just shy of 2000.
(12/27) B – Coaches Oats w/ flax, protein pwd & 2 tsp sugar. L - 1.5 srv tortilla chips, Chick Bean Dip (can chick, beans – refried & black, salsa, cheese). D - Onion roll, 1 slice Havarti, 1/3 lb beef patty, catsup. S - Milk w/ jRobb protein powder. Dr - Black SM x2, oolong US x4, water 60 oz. Cal 1923, 150 g carb, 77 g fat, 151 g protein.
Tonight I used the calorie counting to decide what to eat for dinner. I wanted to stay under my suggested range of 1500 to 1700.
I did something tonight I have rarely ever done. I did a full exercise class (K-bell) on the first day of my ……. Usually I am holed up on the couch with zero energy. I forced myself to go, nearly walked out for a different reason but stuck it out. I am glad I did. Not to say that I am not exhausted, I am beat.