A Healthy Calories Weigh In

As with last week, let’s get right to it, shall we? And if you are wondering, this is A Healthy Calories Weigh-in.

March 4, 2011
Last Week’s Weight: 358.0
Today’s Weight: 356.9
Change from All-Time High: -45.9 pounds
Change from Last Week: -1.1 pounds

That’s not significantly higher than my loss last week that led to me deciding to forego Weight Watchers and just count calories. Before I detail the last week, let me just say that I have enjoyed counting calories and I will continue counting calories for the immediate future.

I checked out an online calculator that said, based on my height, weight, age, and activity level (which I underestimated, just in case), I could consume 5100 calories a day and maintain.

That can’t be right, can it?

So far three days, I ate around 3500 to 4000 calories.

My weight initially dropped and then climbed back up.

For the rest of the week, I ate around 2,500 to 3,000 calories a day. And I lost 1.1 pounds.

I am currently weighing in everyday, and I am tracking my weight on PhysicsDiet.com. This is a screenshot of my chart thus far.

So, what has this past week shown me?

For one thing, one week is meaningless. I may do everything right one week and gain and do everything wrong one week and lose. It is the overall trend and my actions that will make me lose weight. This means I can occasionally eat fast food, even… so long as the key word is occasionally. I refuse to demonize any particular food. To be quite often, if I want something, I eat it and I count the calories.

It does help, honestly, that I’m finding myself craving healthy foods. Fruit is AWESOME. I’m still eating fruit, even though probably not as much as I ate last week when it was unlimited on WW.

And two, I’m in this for the long haul. One pound at a time is FINE for me. If I have a week where I do better, awesome. And if not, I’ll take one pound a week for as long as it takes.

So, to sum up:

I’m counting calories.
I do eat what I want, but I still emphasize healthy foods.
As long as it takes, one pound at a time, I will get to goal weight.

Oh, and in other news… I walk/jogged a 5K today. My last time was 56:47. Today… 53:36. I’m getting faster.

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  • http://bladeandcauldron.com/blog Mama Kelly aka Jia

    Congrats on another pound gone and for sticking with it and not giving up.
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  • http://www.hblewett.com/blog/ Hanlie

    You’re right, we get there pound by pound!

    Congrats on the PR on the 5K!
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  • http://erintakescontrol.wordpress.com Erin

    WAY TO GO on the loss!

    Ooh, I’ve heard good things about physicsdiet.com! Can’t wait to see how it works out for you!


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