Friday, March 4, 2011

Counting Calories

My dietitian had me (among other things) count calories. After the initial adjustment period, I felt empowered by counting calories...I was taking concrete steps to lose weight. Although my calories were limited, my choices to eat were not...I selected what/when/how to eat. I counted calories all throughout my losing weight and for the first several months of maintenance. Then I moved to focusing on eating food groups as recommended by my dietitian and paying attention to portion sizes(and the food pyramid) instead of counting calories over the past year. That worked pretty well. (Although I did count calories the weeks approaching my birthday.)

But now...counting calories seems so restrictive. This week I was going to start eating 1500 calorie a day until I hit goal weight of 135. Sigh....That really didn't happen this week. So, I'll try again Sunday.


Ro said...

Welcome BACKKKK!!!!
:-) counting calories can be a chore but I actually enjoyed it

MS. Bad Mama Jama said...

Thanks Chica!