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Those extra little calories add pounds...

Saturday, December 22, 2012

I came across another sparker's blog today. It was very insightful. She described how 10 extra calories per day can equal 1 pound per year but 100 extra calories per day can equal 10 pounds per year. This got me thinking. I wonder how many times this year that I went over my calorie goal and how many extra pounds that really cost me. Since I didn't log consistently in SP or on Myfitnesspal it's hard for me to give a good range. However, I do know that in the last 14 days I have been over 4361 calories. This equates to 311.5 calories more per day. Based on the calculation of another sparker that means that if I continue down this path this will equate to 30 extra pounds per year. WOW! emoticon

I have to be willing to change something. There isn't anyone who can do that for me. I have to be willing to either use SP's tracker or Myfitnesspal's tracker consistently. I also have to be willing not to go over my calories by 300 per day. I do not want to weigh 30 pounds more than I do right now.

However, on a side note, I've come to realize that I believe 118lbs is not reasonable. Therefore, once again, I will be changing my goal and my username. There is no reason to stress myself out over that number. This adds fuel to the fire for emotional eating and that is not necessary.

I am saying NO to 300 extra calories per day.
I am saying NO to 118lbs because that is not a reasonable goal.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WHITNEYLD 12/26/2012 12:17PM

    I am so glad you seem to have a definite plan! I know you can do it. I really believe in you! You have been a constant on my journey, and I hope we can continue to support one another long into the new year!

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SCOUTMOM715 12/22/2012 9:33PM

    Love your new name!! I also need to get back to tracking my food daily. This blog really is an eye opener. I don't want to put on 20-30 lbs that i've worked so hard to take off. Thanks for sharing!

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DYNAMICDEB53 12/22/2012 9:04PM

    Like the new name. I know we all need to readjust and make new goals. I am happy that you are working hard to be fit and healthy.
Hugs and smiles

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PEPPYPATTI 12/22/2012 4:47PM

    Tracking really helps you to get a good picture of your calories. Way to go on ditching the 118 goal. I would love to weigh that again but 125 sounds more reasonable. We can do it!
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BELIEVING-N-ME 12/22/2012 4:15PM

    Like new name and goals! You Can Do It! Just be patient.

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BUFFYSMOM2 12/22/2012 3:58PM

    Nice new name!!!! Woo Hoo!
I like your two new goals also. You're doing it. You're making it work! emoticon

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 12/22/2012 11:58AM

    I like your new down to earth perspective. Tracking every day is very doable and the rewards are phenomenal. Tracking every day and regular cardio and ST will get you where you need to be, but be patient.

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