Monday, September 10, 2012

Calorie Counting and all that jazz

I think it's time for me to start logging what I eat and counting calories. I am actually UP two pounds this week and that's with four days of running (or rather Couch25K running, but still) and push mowing my half acre, hilly lawn. I haven't been super with the food stuffs. It's not my jam. I like to eat. A lot. And I like good food that's not good for me. (I say that, sitting here, having just eaten some snack bag of cheddar cheesy goodness and drinking a Mountain Dew....)
The truth is, this is harder than it has been in the past. And I didn't ever intend for this blog to become just about my eating and running habits, but I'm hoping that if I keep writing it down, I'll keep it in the forefront of my mind instead of hiding from what's really going on.
What's really going on is this: When I focus on it, I'm excited about weight loss. I'm excited about eating better - feeding my body versus feeding my cravings and emotions. I'm excited about running and working out and teaching my girls to live a healthier lifestyle. I'm excited about getting fit. But, I'm not focusing on it ENOUGH. I'm not making it a major part of my life. It's an after thought. So, when someone asks if I want a cookie, OF COURSE I WANT A COOKIE. And then I eat it. And then twenty minutes after that I feel like a fool for having eaten it. I struggle with this. I struggle with not hiding from the fact that I KNOW I should not have that cookie. I struggle with acknowledging that it's not a good choice and then I struggle with making myself make up for those mistakes by doing better the rest of the day. Calorie counting is daunting. I'm not excited about that. But, I found a website, via another website, where you can plunk your recipes into it and it figures up for you about how many calories one serving would be. So, I'm going to try it out. Soon. I think for the time being I'll just be logging the food and exercise and trying to force myself to be a grown up and actually face my issues...
Do you count calories?


  1. I don't want to be the cookie monster that drags you down! Keep it up!! :)

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  3. I do not count calories, no. I hate math.

    But what I have learned is that it's okay to have 1 cookie... just not 1 BAG of cookies! Portion, it's all about mediation, control of portions! Eat a cookie? Well next snack try something like Carrots (I hate carrots, so this is just a suggestion) or a fat free snack! And apple, or some other guilt free, yet delicious, snack. So your body thinks it's getting something sweet. This has helped me. I am still fat. But I am fat and holding so far... I need to exercise as well. This is inspiring me! I just ate a fruit snack instead of a brownie, you're helping me already! Love and miss you :)