Weight tracker

Friday, August 31, 2012

Counting Calories

So the scale has not been moving in my favor for quite some time.  I can lose .2 of a pound but not anything significant.  I am still working out  a lot.  I usually walk outdoors 5 or 6 days a week.  So...what do I need to do differently?  I decided to start counting calories again.

I HATE counting calories.  I considered starting a food journal this summer but just couldn't motivate myself to do it.  For the most part, I just eat healthy and follow portion sizes. 

My mom is now trying to lose some weight, and she told me about myfitnesspal.com.  It is an easy online or mobile app. for counting calories.  This is only my second day to journal/track my food.  It seems easy enough so far.  I like the motivation once the calories are tracked:  if I eat every day like today then I will lose 5.4 pounds by October 06!  Now...if only I can stick to my allotted calories :)  You just have to enter your weight, height, and goal weight to get the calculation of how many calories to eat per day.  There is also an exercise tracker there too. 

I'm going to give it my best effort.  My plan is to stick to my allotted calories each day.  Last night I had 32 calories left so I went to bed when I started to feel bored/hungry for a snack.  It kept me honest. 


  1. Yeah, I've been counting calories too (using fitday.com). It's amazing how many excess calories I can eat when I'm eating only healthy foods but not counting calories. My large portion sizes really start to add up.

  2. Krissy, you are so right! I am eating healthy foods not junk food but just too much of it.

  3. That sounds like a great plan! I have been using my fitness pal since I started WW last month. It has pretty much every type of food imaginable! Good for you and I have faith you will lose the remaining weight look how far you have come.