Rialtus (rialtus) wrote,

I am going to make this happen

Today is the first day I keep a food diary, as recommended by many places. I've always had problems with this before because, let's face it, it's hard to figure out exactly what is in all the stuff we eat and how to look this up. But I stumbled upon thedailyplate.com, which seems to have a good method of tracking items. And I realize this doesn't have to be an exact measurement. An approximation that shows the intent is just fine. It's something my analytical mind is just going to have to deal with.

So I entered in my coffee and cinnamon chip muffin. Gugh. That was already 576 calories and 22 grams of fat. And that's using less sugar than I normally do, so this coffee is fairly bitter to me. Looks like I should be investigating a new breakfast food source. I'll either adjust my taste to bitter coffee or eliminate it. Well, maybe I can earn the right to put in the ungodly amount of sugar that I want. We'll see.

The other odd thing I'm struggling with is how many calories I should intake daily. As I said, I am intending this to be a slowish loss, and I don't get much exercise. Both Kaiser and DailyPlate says about 2,450 calories a day, and Traineo has it up at 2,743! Well, Traineo, you just got overridden. I'm targeting 2,450 a day because it's the lower number. If I come in below that, even better.

Tomorrow will be a real test for me. Jen and I are going out to dinner with a group of people from the train to celebrate one of their birthdays. Eating out is something of a crutch for me, and something I will need to address anyway. I will have to look at the menu for a healthy alternative, and may have to invoke the 90/10 rule already - if you are good 90% of the time, you can slip 10% but no more. And forget about dessert.
Tags: weight loss
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