That Calorie Counter Thingamabob

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Well, for the last few weeks I have been keeping track of my food intake. I downloaded the myfitnesspal app to my phone.

It has been an eye opener.

It has me on calorie intake of 1550. I know from shows I have watched that I can actually do more than that but I have tried, note the word tried, to stick to the 1550.

I have lost about 4 pounds. 🙂

What I am amazed at on this neat little app is the adding up of the carbs, sugars, etc.  It has made me think twice about getting that extra pepsi during the day. Note I said twice and extra. 🙂

Actually, most days I have talked myself out of it or I have added more ice to the pop. I’m trying to trick my brain. I know I don’t need the sugar. My last doctor visit my blood work was showing an elevated sugar level, so I am trying to get that back down to normal.

If anything, this app has taught me to downsize what I eat, drink and to exercise, even if it is twenty minutes a day. I am not a big snack eater so that was never my problem. I was surprised to see how fast the calories, sugar, etc add up for a meal. Meals that I thought were fairly healthy and low calorie.

The sugars are astounding in some foods. I had always thought of sugars as desserts. This app has showed me my thinking is all wrong. I could never give up the foods I love, but I will definitely eat in moderation.

The weekends are my lazy times. My oldest son keeps bringing me a McDonalds meal. I call it sympathy food because he wants someone to eat with. (His girlfriend is grounded, she is in High School still, nice girl, good parents)

I add the meal to the app and watch the calories blow up, I begin to exercise. Anything to get more calories for the day. 🙂  Sneaky little app, bad son.

At this moment I am trying to decide whether to order pizza. My app says no, but my tummy says you can work it off later. 🙂

Journal Nov 21-27

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Nov 21

Question? What are your favorite shoes?

2012

Green tennis shoes. They are bright! 🙂

2013

I love my tennis shoes. I have been wearing my “high” tops as we called them in school. I can slip them right on without tying them. A trick I learned from the kids. 🙂

Nov 22

Question? What are you trying to do?

2012

Be nice to people. I am working on organizing every part of my daily life.

2013

I am trying to get up the ambition to really clean my place. It is picked up but needs a good scrubbing. So….I guess I’ll go read a book. 🙂

Nov 23

Question? What is your favorite brunch food?

2012

A hamburger and fries. Love fast food even though it is bad for you. Moderation, right. 🙂

2013

I eat hot dogs here and there. I like ketchup and cheese on mine. 🙂 Sandwiches are good. A salad once in awhile. I like too many things to name just one. 🙂

Nov 24

Question? Who have you recently deleted from your contacts/address book?

2012

I really try to not delete anyone. It is normally them deleting me.

2013

No one. I know others delete me and I don’t understand why. I’m harmless and a positive person. It is usually people I went to school with. I guess it is still a popularity contest or something. It is ok. I like me and that is what matters most. 🙂

Nov 25

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Question? How much water did you drink today?

2012

One 16oz. bottle of water. I’m drinking more than I did a year ago. 🙂

2013

I average 2-16oz bottles usually. I did drink my 2 today! 🙂 Yay. I try to push more but doesn’t always happen. I’m gaining though!

Nov 26

Question? What three words describe your family?

2012

Loving, Fun, Happy

2013

Huggy, Happy, Warm

Nov 27

Question? Who inspires you?

2012

The hubby and kids. They believe in me and that helps a lot.

2013

Everyday happenings. I like the positive stories. It sparks the writing! 🙂

Journal Oct 24-30

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Oct 24th

Question? How are you? Write it in a rhyming couplet (two lines of verse that rhyme and have the same rhythm).

2012

I am really terrible at the rhyming game.

2013

Me and rhymes don’t play well together. 🙂

Oct 25th

Question? What is the most honest thing you’ve said today?

2012

I’m hungry. 🙂

2013

Mmm. Just a normal day. Milk is in the fridge. LOL

Oct 26th

Question? How do you feel about your body?

2012

I wish I was thinner.

2013

Alright. I wish I had kept myself in shape in my 30s. It is so hard to lose any weight now. Does feel good to exercise though. I am not going to give up. 🙂

Oct 27th

Question? What was the last goofy thing you did?

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2012

Laugh with the hubby.

2013

I made a silly face on SnapChat to my daughter. She got me to try the app. I only have her, hubby, and the oldest son Shay. It is a fun way to laugh with one another. 🙂

Oct 28th

Question?  ______ is completely ridiculous.

2012

TAXES!

2013

Politics. It is so over grown. It needs to be cut back and go back to being for the people and not themselves or be so controlling.

Oct 29th

Question? Camping or hotel?

2012

I like them both. There is a time for both.

2013

Camping! It brings the family and friends together again. If you do it right, there is no electronic use! 🙂

Oct 30th

Question? Are you able to tell when you have enough?

2012

Nope.

2013

Food-No. I love to eat way to much. I clean up everyone’s plate. LOL. Stress-Yes. I breathe in, breathe out. It helps in relaxing. If there is too much, change something about it.