Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Calorie Counting

So I've hem-hawed around, and I'm losing daylight on my new years resolution. My goal is to lose x amount of weight by May 17th, my birthday. One of my best good friends, Mandy, told me that she checked her BMR and adjusted her calories appropriately, and is having a lot of success. She journals her caloric intake also. . .everything she takes in. So, I figure why not?

So I used several online BMR calculators, to see if the numbers were the same, which they were. One gave you an idea of what your ideal weight should be. Mine is 97 lbs. Wow. I know I'm only 4'11", but jeezy creezy! As weight obsessed as I am, I don't think I want to be that thin. We shall see. If things go well, I might adjust and make my goal weight less that what it presently is.

I'm doing the journaling thing too. . .it's kind of a pain. Mostly because it involves math. However, it makes you really think about what you're eating, and how much. I'm also hoping my HealtheTrim will come soon, and help.

My body has decided to turn even more against me, and has decided to break out into hives of some sort. I'm a little loopy on the Benadryl, so I think this is going to be a short one.


  1. yay for calorie counting... what is such a pain right now quickly becomes routine and habit, and you think about everything you put in your mouth and then write it down immediately without having to tell yourself to do it. so far so good! i'm definitely eating better things so that i can eat as much as i can and still fit it into 1500 calories a day. :) let me know how it goes. oh! and check facebook... i have a question for you i'll send to your inbox. :)

  2. Yeah, I just need someone to kick my butt and make me do it every day! I'm shooting for 1200 a day because I have the metabolism of a slug, and no kids to chase around for exercise. :P