I promise this blog isn’t going to become obsessed with food and dieting.
BUT, last night I calculated how many calories I had for the day, and it came to about 2,000. Now, that is the amount of calories I need to basically MAINTAIN my current weight. So it stands to reason that I’m probably eating about 1,600 – 1,800 on average since I’m losing an average of a pound a week, give or take.
So I’m going to make a concerted effort to stay around 1,500 calories a day. Denis and I talked briefly last night about how to plan a day for that – for instance, Karen Carpenter (which is what I’m going to call my dietician from now on) wants me to have breakfast every day. I know breakfast is important, but I’d almost rather have no breakfast, a light lunch, and a nice dinner. Today I’m going to try it her way – I’ve brought in a packet of instant oatmeal which I’ll make once Mr. BIL goes into his meeting. I’ll have my Lean Cuisine for lunch after my 30 minute walk, and then I’ll have a light dinner. But something tells me that once the kids are in bed I’ll be feeming for some food big time without that satisfying big dinner.
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