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Getting my run on.

Back To Calorie Counting

So, long time no write, huh? Unfortunately, it’s also long time no work out either. Bad me. Bad, bad me. My last week home was spent with the children as much as possible and then we did some home improvement projects that took some time too. It’s all excuses but it is what it is. Also unfortunately, I still haven’t been able to get my eating under control. A couple weeks back I joined an eating log with a few friends. It’s a simple Google docs spreadsheet where I log what I’m eating. The others do as well and there we can commiserate on how we’re doing, hold each other accountable (always friendly) and praise each other for good days or meals. Even this though isn’t helping much. I’ve been honest with that I’m eating but the others are having bad days here and there too and I take that as a “pass” to have bad days as well. Stupid of me, huh? The culmination of not working out and eating poorly is weight gain. Shocking, right? My weight this morning was up to 168.4. It’s time to get serious. Yes, I’m only 12 weeks out from having a baby but still chips, chocolate, soda and large quantities of food in general are really not necessary.

So, starting today I’m going to start counting calories again. In my eating log I’ve included a weight column to track my morning weight and also a column to track my daily calories. Since I’m breastfeeding I don’t want my calories to get too low but I also don’t want them to be too high either. Breastfeeding can burn between 250-500 calories per day. It’s hard to know which end of the spectrum I personally fall. But if I want to have 1500 calories for me plus 250-500 calories for Levi then I need to consume between 1750-2000 calories overall, not including workout out. I’m OK with a slow weight loss because my number one priority is maintaining my milk supply. So, my goal range for calories is going to be 2000-2200. It’s time to get the eating under control. Next up – figuring out how to get my workouts in now that I’m back to work.

1 Comment

  1. by Pam, on July 26 2010 @ 11:16 am

     

    I started back in on the log and added calories to my stuff too!

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