Thursday, September 02, 2010
Guess who's back?! Me! Okay, I haven't really disappeared.. I am on logging my fitness.. not so much my calories. I finally feel like I have a moment or two to breathe.
In the last few weeks, I have been crazy busy with freshman orientation and training. Than, today I started classes and had an interview for a potential campus job. On top of that, I worked this afternoon (where I am right now).
Anyhow, I am back.. and with a question for you all to give me your opinion on. Yup, I would like some feedback.
This semester I put myself on the meal plan (for finanacial reasons). For the last few years, I haven't been on the meal plan and made food in the community kitchen. I figure I can handle this situation a few different ways but the question is..
Do I try to estimate the portions and guess the foods or not count calories at all?
In the last year or so, I have counted calories and lost 70#. I figure I can look at it two main ways.
If I count calories, it will keep me accountable even though it may not be 100% accurate so basically it's a tool.
If I decide not to count calories, I can try to use it as a time to practice when I get to the maintaining stage.
Either way, I know I do not want to count calories for my rest of my life. I think it is important to learn to eat when I am hungry and self control when I am in the cafeteria... both aspects I can apply to life after college.
Part of me is leaning towards the calorie counter even though I might find it frustrating at times. I am leaning that way because I was feeling dizzy earlier. I decided to put my calories in and see what I am at. Mind you, I already exercised and have been walking around campus like a mad woman.. and I wasn't even over 1200, if I remember correctly. So, I ate cupcakes.. not the best nutritional snack but better from passing out from not having enough calories. Also, counting calories is one way I can control me.. I guess.
So.. what are your thoughts? Calorie counter or not?