Friday, May 20, 2011

Calorie Counting

In a continuing effort to lose a few pounds, I have decided to calorie count. Which also means portion measuring.

After keying in certain facts (height, weight, age, level of exercise) into online tabulators, it has been determined that I need 1372 calories per day to lose one pound per week without adding exercise to the mix.

I started on Monday and have done pretty well so far. I went over by approximate 34 calories yesterday but was way under by about 300 the day before.

I have even been able to sneak a strawberry shake from Wendy's and a can of rootbeer in there, though not on the same day. I'm finally past the constant hungries and now just experience the occasional hungries. Like today. I'm trying to save up for dinner tonight as I'm attending the band banquet with my kid and I think he said we're having Mexican. I have 800 left for dinner at this point. Can I make it through the rest of the day--six and half hours--until dinner. Hot mint tea acts as somewhat of an appetite suppressant for me, so I'll probably be having a few cups of that between now and dinner. And I'll lose 12 calories a cup. But that's okay.

I do need to exercise though. I've extra-sedentary lately for some reason and my body has been griping at me.

I think after a couple of weeks and a real weight check on the scale, I may reduce my caloric intake by that 72 down to 1300 and see what happens.


Regina Richards said...

I'm rooting for your success! And hoping at some point I'll have the self-discipline to do something similar. :)

mtnchild said...

Good Luck sweetie, I'm rooting for you!! Cucumbers are negative calories - you use up more calories chewing than are in them. Plus they are also a diuretic, so drink lots of good old water too.

Love you,

Jen FitzGerald said...

Thanks, ladies.

Good to know about cukes. Plus I love them. :)

So far so good.