(Closed) Calorie Counting Accountability Project

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
5572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011


I’ll join!! The weekends are my problem too so maybe this will help me stay accountable so I can get rid of these last ten pounds!

Post # 4
3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I’ll join. I eat bad bad bad in general and am trying to use sparkpeople to help. I need all the help I can get right now (engagement pics in less than 2 months!)

EDIT: Case in point, right after I posted this, I enjoyed a delicious dinner of FRIED CHICKEN (not the norm) with my family, and am now following it up with four double stuff peppermint oroes (which sadly is the norm, it is totally my guilty pleasure)

Post # 6
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ll go!

Yesterday we had our tasting, so that was a bust.  I don’t even want to THINK about how many calories I consumed with that one.

I was a lot better today.  Ending the day at 2,000 calories (I’m assuming dessert will be had tonight) but I did the “pure cardio” insanity video as well as walk/jogged around the lake (3.7 mi) so I’m hoping I kind of made up for yesterday. I burned about 800 calories through exercise (I want that ice cream dammit!)

Post # 7
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ll join…but let me be honest with myself…I have 3 work parties and Christmas…it will not be easy Yell

Post # 8
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Actually I use the Nutrition Tracker at Spark People. It’s awesome!

Post # 9
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I started using My Fitness Pal on my iPhone (it’s a free app) about 2.5 months ago and have lost 10 lbs!  I will also say that I have barely exercised in that time, so it just goes to show how much your diet impacts your weight!

I have had a crappy week…I have been a few hundred calories over the last few days (my daily recommended intake is about 1350 calories)…and I was doing so good!  Oh well.  Time to get back on track!  I have about 5 lbs to go and need to tone up! 

Post # 10
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I will try!  I just baked sugar cookies though :/ and I ate over half of them!  (So bad!  They are SO good though!)  Then I had pizza for dinner.  Yikes!

Post # 12
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Count me in! I wanna get down about 7 lbs down from where I am now.

Post # 13
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My husband and I just started this.  I am trying to stay around 1750-2000 calories per day and hopefully once I get used to tracking I can cut back to 1500 calories per day. 

Here is what my diet usually is:

Breakfast – 2 hardboiled egg whites (no yolk) for breakfast with a tiny bit of salt sprinkled on top – about 35 calories for both

Snack – Wheat Thins (100 calories worth) and a 100 calorie pack of guacamole (Wholly brand). 

Lunch – 300 calorie lean cuisine or other small meal.  Today I have a chicken breast, half a can of green beans and a small roll. 

Dinner – Larger meal with husband.  I try to do my best but still usually around 500-700 calories. 

1 other snack/drink – 200-300 calories (this is what I will hopefully cut out later). 

Post # 14
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ScarletBegonia: I’m sorry – I should clarify!  I agree that sounds low without knowing the reasons behind it.  That is my calorie intake for losing 1 lb per week.  I actually started off around 1500 calories (again, at losing 1 lb per week), which was when I was about 15 lbs heavier than I am now.  I calculated that with my personal trainer at that time when we went through a nutrition plan for me.

In order to burn 1 lb per week, you need to burn 3500 more calories than your body uses. Over a week, that works out to about 500 calories a day, so I would actually be around 1850 calories a day if I wanted to maintain my current weight.  That is net calories also – for example, if I exercise and burn 300 calories then I will eat 300 more calories that day.  Does that make more sense?

In terms of being hungry – the first week was HARD (back when I was at 1500 calories a day).  I was certainly hungry a lot during that time, but my body adjusted to it.  Because I was used to eating so many more calories than my body needed, it took that first week to get used to eating less.  Now I am not as hungry as I was and can eat less and feel better than I did before!  It is a habit now, so most days I do good, but sometimes I treat myself and go over.  

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