It’s hard to count calories when you order some random thing from a menu. But I’ll do the best I can. According to eDiets I need to consume only 1500 calories a day and exercise 3 hours a week. If I do that, then I should meet my goal of losing 50 pounds by the end December 2005 with little problem.
Yesterday I ate 1,789 calories, according to my nutrition tracker at eDiets.com. Sure, that’s more than I’m supposed to have, but it’s much less than I’ve been normally consuming (I know this because I know what food has been going into my mouth). That 1,789 even includes the two cookies I had yesterday at home (I made these awesome cookies from dark chocolate brownie mix).
Today I’ve had about 850 calories – mainly because I got a chicken caesar salad for lunch and I know for a fact that the dressing they use is regular ranch dressing, not low cal in any way. The dressing alone was probably about 200 calories (yikes!). I’ll have to bring in my own bottle of fat-free ranch dressing for my Wednesday salads.
Tonight will be rough because Denis made pasta shells for dinner and they are scrumptious and I know I’ll eat a lot of them. I’ll make myself feel better, though, by attempting to get up just 20 minutes earlier than normal so that I can try my new Pilates workout tape that I got a few weeks ago.
Also, Fat Tuesday is coming up – which means LENT is coming up, and I’m planning on giving up all forms of chocolate for the Lent season. I did it a couple years ago with no problem and think I can do it again. As long as Denis doesn’t buy me any chocolate for V. Day in a couple weeks.
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