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Yesterday: 1,765

We had Chinese take out, and when I googled caloric values for pot stickers, it said 200 for six steamed pieces. Hmm. These were not steamed, although there were only five. I didn't put any sauce on them, but I did eat one garlic boneless pork bite and one battered shrimp. I called the whole thing 500.

The benefit of calorie counting (for me, anyway), is that even if you don't get the count right, it still puts the breaks on your eating. I had no sweet & sour pork, and no chow mien. If I hadn't been counting calories, I would have heaped it all on my plate and dove in! lol. My daily goal of 1,500-2,000 may seem high to anyone on an accelerated plan at, say, 1,200... but oh my gosh you have no idea how much I normally eat!

Healthy stuff from yesterday includes:
  • banana
  • yogurt & blueberries
  • broccoli
  • carrot
  • egg
  • apple sauce

I even limited myself to one piece of pizza (265) at lunch. I did this by covering the plate with foil so that I couldn't see it.

Whatever works ;)

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IRJessica said...

I hear you loud and clear!! When I first started tracking online OMG. I was eating a MINIMUM of 2,400/day. That's more than my husband needs. Then I'd have usually 4-5 big eat days where I'd eat 2,800+. I think sometimes people in our shoes cut back to 1200, and that is when you hear about "not eating" enough and your body goes into starvation mode. I'm not an expert... but I think you are right on track!

Jeanne Elle said...

Thanks... I hope! I really believe in fueling your metabolism.

Not like I was, though - lol - I honestly think I was eating between 3-4,000. It was crazy - I'm home all day with the kids and so so bored. I spend most of my time either in the kitchen or next to it! The main reason that I haven't gained more weight than I have is because I don't drive, so I go everywhere on foot. Thank goodness for that :)

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