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Day 37 - The Calorie Counter Obsession

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The one thing I sort of pride myself on is the ability to "guesstimate" the amount of calories in a single food item. I'm talking from a tablespoon of barbecue sauce to an entire plate of food. Well.. I think my gift is standing in my way.

I think it's one of the factors in my whole reluctance to push myself harder in the work-out arena. I am so obsessed with how many calories I intake compared to how many I burn, that once I figure I've burned enough calories while exercising.. I will stop even though I know I can go longer. My excuse.. you are in a deficit, so it's ok.

No ma'am. It is not okay.

So.. I've decided to take a break from the calorie counting for a minute. This does not mean I will indulge in any of my trigger foods or anything like that. I will spend more time making sure I'm fulfilled on the "movement" side of things.

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  • v TRUE-NESS
    Based on what you said about the estimates you make in your head, it would seem kind of hard to turn off the calorie-counting switch in your head. But, I certainly hope it helps your to push harder in your workouts!!

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    953 days ago
  • v EXQUISITEDEE
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    954 days ago
  • v EATSWEATLIVE
    Definitely push yourself. If you're not tired, remember next time to do it harder or faster. I try to make the best of the 30 minutes to an hour that I have so when it starts getting easy, I know that I have to ramp it up: Run on the treadmill faster, have a personal record running outside, lift heavier, advance my technique in step class. Whatever it takes.
    957 days ago
  • v PLATINUM755
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  • v DOINGMYWORK
    That's what I would can a breakthough,

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    957 days ago
  • v ADVENTURESEEKER
    I can sometimes get caught up in 'do 10' or do '3 sets of 8' or just run 5k, that I don't let myself go further if I could. I love to work out, and push myself, but I realize I might be holding myself back with this as well. It is great to push myself to do that many/much, but what if I could do more and I'm holding myself back?

    Keep up the hard work!
    957 days ago
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