Okay, okay... I am just going to have to do it... counting calories. I can't keep guessing - and probably guessing wrong - at the amount of food that goes in my face and keep staying the same weight. I am determined to lose these last 15 lbs, and I have a feeling I am overeating. Not all days, but yesterday, certainly. It's probably 2 or 3 days a week I have a couple hundred calories too much - but that's about say 500 calories a week I could cut out, at least (if I am guessing right).
After all, I am used to being 25 lbs heavier - my body just can't handle the same amount of food as I like to eat.
So - I cannot do this alone. This is where my "Yo-yo" personality takes over. In the past, I have been able to count calories for about 2-3 months at a time - every day! But this year, I have been unsuccessful in sticking with it for more than a week at a time.
I need resources. I need a new book or something to inspire me. One of my most loved blogger buddies Rhonda has just inspired me. She's lost 5 lbs in July, and recently lost 7 lbs these last two weeks! And I have to assume, because she only exercised 1 day last week, that she's doing it based primarily on food habits.
How many articles have a I read that tells us exactly that. You can exercise all you want, but if your eating habits aren't good enough you can't lose weight. And I have found that it's particularly true if you're down to the last 15 lbs. (Although I have a feeling I could use a 20lb loss, but that's another story).
Calorie counting. *sigh* I don't like it. I could use some support. I will be using the software "Fitday" which I bought online (hey, it was only like $15 or something) because it's easy, but sometimes it takes too long. Especially when entering dinners - The only way I have found to accurately measure calories for dinners is by entering all of the ingredients, and estimate I ate, say 1/5 of the whole dinner. Sometimes I use 10 ingredients, so it takes a while to enter - say 7 minutes - but the danger is I can get stuck on the computer after that... I could just vow not to log online (the whole reason I bought the downloadable software as opposed to just using the free online version) when I am just logging calories...
The other issue is target amount. I have never counted calories at this weight (146). I am guessing, taking into consideration that I am highly active, I could afford 1400 calories? Too much? *Sigh* Am I really going to do this?
Obviously I haven't committed yet. Could use some advice. Thanks.