Just a few weeks ago I made a statement, that calorie counting wasn’t for me. I said I would rather just watch what I was eating and go from there, well I am here to say I was so wrong. Calorie counting is indeed for me, I did a review on From Fat To Fit by Carole Carson and after reading Carole’s story it made me realize if I went public with my weight issues, I to could see the same results she was seeing.
I didn’t think I could be as disciplined as she was though, I didn’t think I could do a food journal, I think the reason was I didn’t want to know how many calories I was actually consuming in a day. After I posted my review to Carole’s book she came and left a comment, I was so touched by her comment, the kind words she said made me sparkle.
On Saturday January 22nd, I decided I needed to do a food journal and to count calories, I had to see if it made a difference. So Saturday morning I opened up a word document, and I made a table in the document, it is 7 across and 31 down, I just realized to get the 31 days, I needed to only make it 5 down lol.
In this Journal of mine, I log what I eat, what time I eat it, how many calories it is, I then keep track of any exercise that I do for that day, at the end of the night I add up the calories I consumed in that day. So far so good, I am so proud of myself for sticking to it, yea it has only been 4 days, but in those 4 days I have consumed less then 1500 calories, but more then 1200, I have worked out 20 to 30 minutes a day on the elliptical, I do not feel hungry between meals, because I am eating snacks in between, so when I get ready to eat my meals, I am eating an actual serving, not Jammie’s serving, but the serving for that meal.
I was over calculating a serving, and taking in more calories then I should have, this is why the scale was doing a bounce, this is why the scale didn’t want to move! Since I have started keeping track I have been losing a pound a day! Yes, a pound a day, I know in time the scale will slow down, and I will lose less, that is fine with me, one day, I will have that body I have longed for, for years.