Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March 9, 2010--Dieting Scorecard (224.5 lbs)

Morning Weight: 224.5 pounds
Diet Goal: 219 pounds (5.5 pounds to go, .5 pounds lost)

It's good to get back into the losing weight category on this phase of my dieting. While walking this morning I realized that there's a huge amount of difference between consuming 2,000 or 1,500 calories per day. It doesn't sound like much, but look at the calories as if they are dollars.

Say a person has monthly expenses of about $2,000, enough to pay the bills and budget for those once a year big expenses. Life can go on "as is" for a long time if there's $2,000 coming in each month. However, life will change in a hurry if that income drops to $1,500 per month. Changes will have to be made.

That's how I see the calorie thing. My body can cope with a drop to 2,000 calories a day by lowering my metabolism instead of dipping into the fat reserves. A drop to 1,500 calories a day is a different story. That type of drop would mean that changes have to be made and that's what I'm looking for. I need to start looking at cutting back a little here and there, and I think those little changes will make a big difference.

6:00--walked 45 minutes
6:50--260 calories
10:00--100 calories
12:00--600 calories
7:00--320 calories

Daily total = 1,280 calories

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