Thursday, October 11, 2012
When I was in high school I walked several miles a day to and from school. When summer vacation came around, without those daily miles, I would gain some weight and my grandmother would help me diet by putting me on 1000 calories a day. It was horrible and I hated it! Then school would start up again and I'd lose whatever weight I had gained over the summer.
For years I've counted carbs. Low carb eating is wonderful for me. I lose weight, I can actually THINK, and in general, I just plain feel good. Then we hit financially stressful times (go broke) and low carb is no longer an option. High carb foods have two advantages when money is tight: 1 - they're cheaper 2 - most comfort foods are high carb. Financial stress = cravings for comfort foods = high carbs; it happens every time.
So, after 30 years, I'm back to counting calories - YAY (not really YAY). My Diet Buddy Bob counts calories so I've decided to give it a try. Between Bob and SparkPeople, I've given myself two accountability check points and managed to force myself to enter my first two day's foods even though I was over my calories for the day - go me!
This is going to be an interesting journey!