After my post Friday about trying to figure out why I’m not losing tons of weight I decided to start counting calories. I figure it’s the only way to find out if something in my diet needs to be revamped or if I’m where I should be and it’s just going to take time. Here is the calorie counter I’m using for items I can’t look at the package to find the calories.
I had my typical Sunday breakfast which included:
1 1/2 scrambled eggs- 150 (shared some with daughter)
1 1/2 slices of toast with Country Crock Margarine – 140 calories (did0)
coffee with fat free french vanilla creamer – 32 calories
Total for bkft – 322 calories
We were out so we went to Qdoba’s. I got the calories off of their website.
3 pork tacos – 600 calories (wow! thought I was being healthy. Guess not.)
sweet tea – 130 calories
Total for lunch – 730
Pizza leftovers 1 slice – 310 calories
salad – 53 calories (spinach, tomato, broccoli, carrots, fat free Italian dressing)
water with crystal light – 10 calories
Total for Dinner – 373 calories
Total for Day – 1425
What I liked about this calories counter was that once you plug in all of your food for the day you can click the analysis tab and it tells you if you were to high or to low in a nutrient. It also let’s you know which meal was the problem. For example, it states my sodium level was way to high; which I suspected. It said that I had used 2554 mg of sodium out of a 1500 mg allowance. I didn’t think it was that much so that’s good to know.
You can also track your activity level and weight log. It all interacts with eachother. It looks like you can also interact with other members in the community. My name on there is racingandsavingmama if you want to look me up.
They have a weight loss ticker that can track your progress. It gives you the code if you want to add it to your blog or website. I’m not sure if it automatically updates but I guess it should. Maybe? It’s at the bottom right hand side of my blog if you want to keep up with my progress. I’m only trying to loose 10-15 lbs at the most so I’m not sure why it goes to 100.
So there you have it. I’m tracking my calories now. I will say, eating is a lot less fun when I have to think about how many calories everything has but I guess that’s just what you have to do.