QUERIAN

SparkPoints

# Day 41

### Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My calories eaten today, including a snack I haven't actually eaten yet, are 1268. My calories burned are 574.

I created a spreadsheet and am tracking my stats. I am trying to see if this really is a numbers game. I'm taking my BMR and tracking the calories I eat less than that, and each time I reach 3500 calories I should lose a pound. I did some research and using BMR calculators online my BMR should be about 1578 calories, but after tracking for some time and not losing I think it is closer to 1200 calories, so I am using 1200 as my BMR. I should reach 3500 calorie deficit in a couple of days and I'll see what the scale says.

I've been so very hungry today. My planned evening snack is graham crackers, a real treat, I just hope we have some in the cupboard! I have been trying to teach my fiance to write down on a list grocery items that we run out of or that he just wants in general, but he has a habit of eating all of something and not writing it down and so when the time comes that I want some it's gone. It happened this morning with the oatmeal, I wanted some for breakfast but we didn't have any. I had just been at the store and if I knew we were out I would have gladly bought some more. Now I'll just have to wait until next shopping trip. The joys of living together, lol! Still, I wouldn't trade it for all the oatmeal in the world! Okay, I'm going to check on the graham crackers now!
• BARBARASDIET
LOL! And aww, Mr.!
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• SEYSARAH
You have just isolated a huge problem here at the house..good grief! At this point I try to keep a larger supply of certain things in the pantry for just this reason.

Let me know how your calculations are going...I ran into the exact same problem and had to lower my cals by quite a bit...what SP said and the amount I could eat..way different no matter how much exercise I did...it's how I can to work on being a nutrient dense eater...kinda feels like the taller you are the more you can eat rofl..as for the hunger..I ran into it too..so had my own personal stash of protien/carbs to help with that..for me, I also had to tell the difference between true hunger and the munchies...very hard to do. Much good luck to you in finding the right balance..I cycled between 1000 and 1200 to lose consistently and this was with a daily vitamin...really hope your spreadsheet helps you!
3834 days ago
• JULIAOAK
hope you found some graham crackers in the cupboards!!
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• DESTINYE
LOL men! I know how it goes with the food and stuff! As far as I can tell my metabolism does not compute - I hope yours does! Will be interesting to see!
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