Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The numbers game

I've never been one for counting - calories, ww points, carbs, anything. But I though, after yesterday's and the past few weeks binges, I'd do a count of my daily intake on a "good day" to see where I am. Counting tends to make me fixate way too much on food, and that preoccupation is a bis part of the reason I struggle with my weight. But for the sake of experiements, today I'm going to count calories.

Here's how my day started:
6:30 am - 1 Luna Bar: 180
8:30 am - 1 cup of coffee with sugar: 50
9:00 am - 1 small chocolate chip cookie: 100
6:30 - 11:00 am: 1 Cherry Coke Zero: 85 (the syrup)
11:00 am - 1 can Cambell’s Low Sodium Chicken Noodle Soup: 175
Planned afternoon snack - 1 Fage yogurt with honey: 180

Total while-at-work intake: 770

All info is from I'll count dinner tonight, too, just to see where I am on an on-track day.

Do you, or have you, ever counted calories or points? I'm so sick of the 172 lbs rut, and think this may help me get out of it. If you cook at home (sans recipe), how do you figure out what the calorie count of your food is?

1 comment:

  1. I put everything into the daily plate at livestrong.

    I will put the ingredients in separately or build a recipe that gives the calorie breakdown, if it is something we do often, then I can save the time of inputting each ingredient the next time.
    Like this recipe here:

    I started by counting WW points and moved over to calories....although I've been slacking the last month or so, I know it does work when I do it.

    Good luck!