I've never been a calorie counter, but as I said a few posts ago, my metabolism has gone south and the needle on the scale is going in the opposite direction. I've decided to utilize the My Fitness Pal App. I didn't do this to be a militant, crazed calorie counter. I did this to figure something out. I needed to see if there was more going into my mouth than what I thought.
My friend Laurie told me that she found that she needed to count every "Bite, lick and taste." Goodness knows that when I'm cooking, I've probably tasted a serving size just in checking spice and doneness.
I've been watching very close this week. I've been doing this to see a pattern, to see really what unlabeled foods "cost" calorie-wise and to get that freakin' needle moving in the correct direction.
I'm happy to say that I've moved down about 3 1/2 pounds in the last two weeks of really watching.
I'm sad to say that I've discovered that our 50 minute "brisk" walk each evening is all of 172 calories burned.
:snicker of the upper lip:
I would have liked so much more.
The last two days, I've managed to be under my caloric goal of 1700. Today it was about 1250. Yesterday I was probably at about 1400.
I'm not going to starve myself. I'm also not going to beat myself up over days like Saturday when I was 300 calories over the goal for the day.
Any little bit that can help is a good thing. I'm trying.
My sister and I were talking today. I told her that I don't want to be like Aunt Donna. When she stopped breathing on me, she was face down on the floor. She was 273 pounds and 5'2". When I phoned 911 and updated them on the change in her condition, the operator wanted me to flip Aunt Donna over. I could not do it. I could not flip her over to perform CPR, but that wouldn't have made a difference in her case anyhow. (I feel no regret. Don't worry. I know that I did everything for her that I could.) I don't want to be that person that someone can't flip over to try to perform a life saving procedure. They also had to call the fire department to help them to pick her up because she was so big.
I don't want to be that.
I won't be that.
So on I travel to try to be the weight that I have listed on my driver's license. Wish me luck!
Have a great night!