Tuesday, October 10, 2006

calories, schmalories

Inspired by Miss Michele, I thought I'd post yesterday's food. I don't count calories, but it was a 30-point day, fairly typical or even a little better than average, and a good example of both my good and bad habits.

2 slices of wholegrain toast (2)
1 T. natural peanut butter (2)
1 c. Cheerios (2)
1/2 c. chocolate soy milk (1)

Toasted bagel (6)
1 T. whipped cream cheese (1)
carrot and celery sticks (0)
1 oz. blue corn tortilla chips (3)
can of seltzer (0)

1 oz. Kashi TLC crackers (2)
1 sl. American cheese (2)
1 oz. cashews (4)

Tossed salad with no dressing (0)
1/2 pita (1)
2 falafel patties (2)
tomatoes, parsley, and onion (0)
tahini sauce (2)
green tea (0)

I think I did well with the veggies and not as well with not eating a bunch of snacky starchy things. You will notice the complete lack of fruit yesterday -- that's something I need to work on, and shop accordingly. In the interest of science, I put this into FitDay to get the calorie counts. Supposedly, this was only 1613 calories (35% fat, 52% carb, 13% protein). I guess that fits with the idea that WW points average about 50 calories each, but it still seems low. I need to use my food scale to be sure of portion sizes but I tried to be accurate.

Activity-wise, it was an easy day. I did my usual walking, about half an hour, and a little bit of weight training. FitDay says I burned about 100 calories.

I don't know if I trust all of these numbers, but I did feel like I ate when I was hungry yesterday and didn't when I was not, which is a lot better than the previous two days had been. I don't have an official weigh-in today, but I plan to do an unofficial weigh-in here before lunch. I'll post the results later today or tomorrow.

I never did catch up my journals for the weekend like I said I would. I think at this point it's better to just move forward. I just caught up my journal for today, 11 points so far. The whole journaling thing is a drag but it does keep me in check -- without writing things down, I'd be too tempted to have a nibble here, a bite there. Those little bites and nibbles are a pain to record so it's easier to just say no.


  1. I use FitDay, but am always bummed by the low number of calories burned on the activity log. It is always about 100 calories less than what my treadmill says.

  2. Anonymous12:04 AM

    Now you've inspired me to keep on doing it! We're starting a trend.



"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07