WolfEyedAngel's Journal, 21 September 2017

In many ways I'm not so sure of this. I'm not following a rigid eating plan. I'm not demonizing carbs. I'm doing this the old fashioned way: portion control and increased exercise. This site is the friendliest I've seen for that sort of thing so we'll see how it goes. New scale came in tuesday, baseline acquired, and we'll see what Monday morning weigh in holds.

Right now working my way up to 80oz of water a day and a lot more walking. Hopefully a bit later in fall we can put in those raised beds for spring planting. I anticipate that upping the calorie expenditure nicely.

Diet Calendar Entries for 21 September 2017:
1752 kcal Fat: 70.35g | Prot: 89.41g | Carb: 193.58g.   Breakfast: Crustless Quiche, Mountain Dew Throwback (Bottle), International Delight French Vanilla Coffee Creamer, Coffee. Lunch: Quick Monte Cristo. Dinner: Subway 6" Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki. Snacks/Other: Water, Water, Water. more...
3742 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (brisk) - 4/mph - 1 hour and 20 minutes, Driving - 3 hours, Desk Work - 6 hours and 30 minutes, Resting - 6 hours and 32 minutes, Sleeping - 6 hours and 38 minutes. more...

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Focusing on portion control is an excellent way to start. Once you relearn to eat (make no mistake thats what you must do) you can then decide whether you want to decrease fat or carb intake. Personally I am focusing on reducing fat intake.  
21 Sep 17 by member: ggreen67
Healthy eating, weight loss, dieting...it's different for everyone. I do a low fat diet simply because I no longer have a gallbladder and high amounts of fatty food can upset my digestive track. But I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. I stick to my calorie range 1200-1600 some days I eat more, some days I eat less, but as long as I'm in that range I'm okay. :) Water intake isn't something I struggle with, but you could try adding some of the Mio drops for flavor, it might make it more palatable. 
21 Sep 17 by member: Kedrake18
CICO works too. Good luck with your plan. Keep us posted. 
21 Sep 17 by member: Sarah1950
Welcome to the group! Lots of support here and a lot of great mentors for whichever way of eating you choose. I tell everyone, there is no perfect way of eating for everyone, you need to determine what's works best for you and what you can transition into. Good luck and let us know if we can help! 
21 Sep 17 by member: crankybuzzard
glad to hear this. I am trying to consume mostly whole foods. watching my calories and adding exercise . doing lower carbs but not cutting them out. 
21 Sep 17 by member: sandyeg
weight loss truly is simple... eat less, move more and keep calories balanced. A pound of fat is 3500 calories (a kilogram is 7700). If you eat 500 calories less than you burn every day, then after a week (7 * 500 = 3500) you will have lost a pound of fat....so you got the right idea lady!!!! 
21 Sep 17 by member: runrgrrll
Sounds like a great plan! Welcome! 
21 Sep 17 by member: Horseshu1
Whatever way works for your body is the best eating plan for you! The biggest suggestion anyone CAN make though is to keep track of everything you put in your mouth so you have a baseline on what you are actually consuming. 🙋🏻Good luck! 
21 Sep 17 by member: smprowett
Welcome!  
21 Sep 17 by member: hewkojm
Calorie counting is working for me! Down 30+ lbs so far! Just a suggestion? Get a food scale, it has become my a favorite tool for portion control. I had a hard time figuring out what '1 oz' of cheese was visually, or '115 grams' of Potatoes. Now I weigh alot of the food I cook, it works... even if some people have called me 'obsessive' for doing it. 😉 
21 Sep 17 by member: Phoenix84
Welcome! So much support here, for so many ways of eating.  
21 Sep 17 by member: T8U9
I second the suggestion to get a food scale. I'm doing a sort of modified keto (low carb and fairly high fat, but not to the point of ketosis), but I'm also limiting portions. The food scale really helps with that. Welcome to FatSecret! You'll always find support here! 
21 Sep 17 by member: EFudd
I'm doing the same thing... because I cant aford the expensive diet programs. I work foe a major hospital and even their weight loss program is to costly. I've down loaded some workouts and yoga for beginners from YouTube and found this site and I am hoping for success!!! goid luck to you. 
21 Sep 17 by member: carolynrochelle
What EFudd said. Measuring and logging absolutely everything is so helpful. I learned more about what I was actually eating in the first weeks of logging everything, than I'd ever guessed I didn't know about nutrition. I'm taking a break from strict logging for the moment (doing photo logging instead) but hope to find a happy medium at some point.  
21 Sep 17 by member: T8U9
Welcome! 😁 
21 Sep 17 by member: poppycom

     
 

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