Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Counting Calories

As if I need to diet!

Towards the end of September I discovered that I weighed less than 100 lbs. Before then I didn't really think that I would ever go under 102. But when I stepped on the scale and saw the double digits blink at me, I realized I had better take some drastic action.

Eating is not an easy thing for me. Anorexia and Bulimia have nothing to do with it, I just don't eat very much very often. (Although sometimes I will eat humongous amounts - I think it is my body rebounding from the anti-food phase it goes through regularly)

One night, having given up on sleep after over an hour of wide-awakefulness, I found a program on my phone which has been very helpful (at least in motivating me to eat). It is called Diet Tiny Assist. It is a basic meal and excersize journal. I discovered that as I keep track of the food I eat and the physical activity I do throughout the day, the program will tell me how many calories I've eaten, and how many more I need to eat to break even with what I'm expending. It also has a Goal option where I can put in a weight goal (so that I know how many extra calories I need to eat to get into my 'ideal weight range.'

Basically, I should be eating 2000 calories a day. That's a lot! I ate just over 2000 calories yesterday (I don't know the last time that happened!) It was a lot of work ... and I cheated; I ate some sugar cookies and drank some peppermint tea with heavy cream in it. I can't do that every day. This is going to take a lot of practice.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like an interesting phone function. A few weeks ago I was looking at a website for healthy weight gain. The adress is:

    The person who runs this site seems geniuine and shes not trying to sell anything. I've been eating a lot since moving to Arizona and I think its just a matter of time before I pack on the pounds. I found the site because I was looking for food items that are healthy, but a lot of calories. The website mentions quite a few examples including nuts and avocados. I find that its a lot easier to eat well now that I have a few recipes (well, and to be honest, now that I'm out of school--but hang in there). Tonight I made eggplant parmesian (it was alright). I eat a lot of pancakes, french toast, pasta, and burritos. I make a mean red bean and chile relleno burrito.

    It's hard to eat during the stress, but you'll be stressed out if you don't eat (a nasty cycle). Happy eating. If you'd like a few recipes let me know.