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I Haven't Counted Calories in Over 30 Years!

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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUSANBEAMON 10/14/2012 1:33AM

  carbs are not evil. in fact, complex carbs feed our brain and provide us the most fiber we need to keep our colons healthy. eat a variety of foods and exercise, and you will be healthy.

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NIKO27 10/11/2012 8:25PM


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CAROLJ35 10/11/2012 3:39PM

    Don't think of it as a chore, just a crutch to help us along. After all, it really is the number of calories we consume in a day that counts. And we do need "good carbs" every day.

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JIBBIE49 10/11/2012 3:25PM

    Love ur first blog.
Really, what matters is FRUCTOSE which we get fat from eating. Listen to the lectures of Richard Johnson M.D. on YouTube.


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BATCHICK 10/11/2012 1:53PM

    hey if nothing else it will be an interesting experiment...


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RONNIEHUEY 10/11/2012 1:29PM

    You can do it! Take it one day at a time! emoticon

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