Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Day 15 Struggling...

Do you ever just have one of those days where you just want to eat everything!!!!!!  Well today has totally been one of those days.  Acutally when I think about it, yesterday was one too.  Fortunately yesterday I was able to control myself.  I only ate 1525 calories & I even managed to get in some exercise, and just to prove it here's a scary sweaty picture of me & my baby girl after we had done 20 minutes of a low impact aerobics workout we found on youtube.  :)

According to MFP (My Fitness Pal) that activity burned 204 calories, therefore my net calories were 1321.  I love seeing the difference that exercise can make.  And I'll be honest, I love knowing that I have the extra calories there IF I want them.  Of course, last night I didn't but whew, tonight may be a different story! Right now it's only 5:21 pm & I only have 503 calories left!! Of course if I do that workout again then I'll have 707 calories left.  I have to admit, I feel like I'm getting a little obssessed with counting these calories, in a good way, not in a crazy way.  I love the feeling I get from knowing that I am in control of how many calories I am putting into my body.  Even when I WANT to go crazy (like today) I still measured & tracked my calories.  I don't know what is up with today, I guess it's probably the weather.  It's NASTY out today, it's rainy & cold & I guess I just feel like bundling up & eating everything in sight!!  But, so far I've restrained myself.  I'm supposed to make pork chops & rice for dinner, but just one serving of that has 413 calories so I'm thinking maybe I'll just stick with pork chops & veggies.  I have a great recipe I'm going to try called buffalo cauliflower bites, & they're very low in calories so I'm excited about that.  I'll make sure to take a pic & post it on here tomorrow.  But for now I'll leave you with my food log from yesterday. 


Liquid Egg Whites
Piece of turkey

Calories 75


2 Tostadas

Calories 255


Cabbage Casserole over rice (recipe from Katie)

Calories 485


SF Cherry Jello
Flour tortilla w/light mayo & turkey breast
80/20 Hamburger patty w/ketchup
Banana with 1 T. peanut butter (SO delish btw)
2 Ritz crackers

Calories 710

8 glasses of water
20 minutes of aerobic exercise -204 calories

Total calories 1525 minus aerobics 1321

Ok, well I hope you guys are having a better day than I am!!!



  1. Great job! After exercising I always want to eat less. Knowledge really is power. After burning 300 calories it really makes you think about food differently. Makes you ask "is that really worth having to do x to burn it off later?" Keep up the great work!

    1. Hmm, maybe next time I am wanting to eat I'll just exercise instead & see if that helps. Heck, it can't hurt!!

  2. Yep, Had a day like that yesterday. Ate a cupcake, chocolates.. thankfully stopped at that. LOL!! You look so happy, cheeks glowing

    1. Girl that's the glow of sweat!! Yeah, I ended up going over my calories yesterday by a little over 200 calories, so I'm hoping for a deficit today for sure. Glad to know you were able to stop, good for you!!