Sunday, March 14, 2004

Eating Your Way to Thin...

Once again I must praise fitday.com.  I'm so excited so many of you are using it also because it totally rocks.  I've never had so much control over what I've eaten as I do with this program.  Not only do I know how many calories I take in each day, but I also know if I am meeting nutritional requirements and if I indeed burn what I eat. 

As you may already know, my requirement for fat each day is 30% of the total daily intake.  That's what the American Heart Association has said is ideal.  (they go on to say that only 10% of that should be saturated, which is also my goal).  Anyway there have been days when I have started the day off with a fattening food (can you say Krispy Kreme?  I knew that you could), and my stats read 45% fat.  EEEK.

But as the day wore on and I made better nutritional choices, that ratio began to level out, and I managed to get it down to where it was supposed to be.  I kid you not, one day I had to stop eating because I was too full.  I was one bowl of Malt-o-Meal away from a 30% fat total, but I just couldn't do it.  So I settled to 33% instead. 

Information truly is key.  By keeping my eye on the sodium, the fat and the calories, I can eat when I want to eat as long as I make educated choices about what to eat.  Imagine how psyched I was when I found a new restaurant (Fazoli's) where I could get food that wouldn't totally sabotage my numbers.  And it's good food!  I got a Baked Chicken Parmesan even though it was 20g of fat, just because it looked so good.  That day I came in within all my daily goals.  It was a hallelujah day. 

The exercise is gonna have to wait one more day, but tomorrow I'm doing it come hell or high water.  I'm going to do a vapo-steam here shortly to get the gunk moving more than it's done already today.  And I'm going to try the hot lemon water journey2sarah suggested on the entry below.  My main goal in life is to be able to breathe with my mouth closed.  Keep your fingers crossed!

Calories:  1861 / 16% fat (woo woo!)

Sodium: 2603

Water: 72oz

Exercise: coughing up a lung

6 comments:

journey2sarah said...

This is all so wonderful! You are firmly on track (just don't get like me and get over confident--one day at a time!). The hot lemon (must be fresh lemon or lime juice the other has weird things in it) comes from an Amish herbalist/massage therapist on the eastern shore of Maryland (Bertha). Have it first thing in the morning --I lately have been adding an infusion ball--pinches any other tea/herbs that interest me. My color is coming up on my cheeks! (like a little kid!){{hugs}}

auntyeeyee622 said...

Krispy Kreme.....mmmmmm as I wipe the drool off my chin..............Deanna

drgnflyjwls said...

"Exercise: coughing up a lung" LOL

I really hate when I can only breathe through my mouth!!

Thanks for the laugh, Gin. Hope you are feeling 100% again soon.
Julie

kissedbythesunfl said...

I lost average 5 pounds a week...20 a month... You need to watch the high caloric stuff..... I eat 1400 calories a day..thats more than enough food.... wheat bread is good cause you can have 2 slices for 80 calories...
I am now a healthy 140 lbs.........

kissedbythesunfl said...

I basically 5 months ago watched what I ate... not starving myself...I had like toast or cereal for breakfast and sandwich for lunch and decent dinner....tried to buy fatfree snacks etc..and no exercise and I have dropped 100 lbs...was not hard at all..just cut back I did have Mcdonalds as a treat but not allot maybe 4 times in 6 months and every saturday night we go to outback steak house...and ordered whatever I wanted.

kissedbythesunfl said...

Amazing...do you even realize that If you managed to somehow refrain yourself from eating donuts and whata burgers....and fried apple pies........you might be losing more than 6-10 pounds a month....