Thursday, August 4, 2011
New glasses = seeing clearly
I also have to say that I have been seeing a lot clearer with regards to my battle with food/weight. I have been keeping track of my calories on http://www.sparkpeople.com and I eat anywhere between 1800 - 2100 per day.
I'm feeding myself mostly healthy foods with small indulgences, I'm eating mostly when hungry but I do battle the ocassional emtional eating episode.
I noticed today that sparkpeople recommends that I eat 1200 - 1550 calories per day to reach my goal of loosing 35lbs by December. If you change your goal date to a longer period of time, or if you only choose to loose just a half a pound a week it increases your calorie range to 1400 - 1700. I haven't really gone by the recommendations because I feel that I want to loose weight in the way that works best for me. I think this site is a great help though. It gives you the breakdown of carbs/protein/fats. I love that I can see if I'm getting enough of these.
Normally in the past using this site has really set me up for a binge. I notice that although I'm going over the recommeded range that It's ok with me. I realize that I'm using calorie counting as a tool to guide me in the right direction towards loosing weight. I know through trial and error I will find what is working or not for my body to loose weight. So far I have noticed a drop in the scale so whatever I'm doing is working.
I'm really in no rush to loose the weight I put on. I want to make lasting changes that will allow me to keep leaving healthy and not just put this weight right back on.