Sorry I haven’t posted for a while. And I just don’t have much to say right now. But thought I should say I am still around. And doing very well with my food intake, and just okay on the exercise front.
Did you all know we had a ‘big’ snowstorm out here? I was at work, and had a lot of other stuff on my mind on the way home, and ended up driving into a snowstorm, and having to go the long way around to get home Friday night. Needless to say, I did not work Saturday. Since then just wind and rain.
Okay, here’s one kind of interesting thing. I checked out my food intake for an entire day on Fitday, and put into their little calculator that I wanted to lose 10 pounds in 15 weeks, and they told me how many calories per day I needed to cut in order to lose that. Then I went over to Nutritiondata.com to see how many calories someone like me can eat to maintain. And basically, I found out that if I would eat 22 points per day, I should be right in line to do that (lose 10 pounds in 15 weeks.)
It is hard to learn something new…changing from counting points to counting calories. Changing from writing what I eat in a little notebook in my kitchen to entering food eaten in a computer. Changing from high fiber, low fat to higher protein and a little more fat. I spent a lot of time learning to eat the way I’ve learned to eat. And I am tweaking it here and there, definitely. But for now, I will write in my little paper journal. I will still think in points. I am making some adjustments to how I count the points. If I have a big serving of vegetables, I will count that . Because, after all, they do have calories. I am trying to make sure I eat protein at every meal, and even to include it in snacks if possible. I am adding in a little oil now and then, instead of avoiding it like the plague.
Just doing the best I can, for now.
Ha–I had big plans to write a post about how I got over the stress I was feeling. But then it came back….