Ever since I finished my Ironman almost a year ago my weight has been slowly creeping up. For most people the 5-8 pounds I have gained doesn’t seem like a big problem but it has really started to bug me. Even when I increase my exercise I still don’t lose any weight. I want the magic pill that will just make it start falling off but that doesn’t exist. So instead of a special diet I have decided to just count my calories. I have NEVER done this before; it seemed like so much work!
Enter the iPhone… I know I am not telling you about anything revolutionary but there are some great apps out there that make calorie counting easy (and a little fun). I downloaded myfitnesspal yesterday and I LOVE it! The simple fact of writing everything I eat down has me planing out all my meals with much more thought (and yes, I know this isn’t a new concept either). I was shocked to see it has me shooting for 1200 calories a day (I want to loose 1 pound a week). That seemed really low to me but yesterday I managed to finish the day at 1251 calories (pretty close) and if all goes well I will finish under today! Hopefully this is the accountability I needed to shed those couple of pounds. Eating has become a game that I can win just by paying attention. I think I can do that!