Weigh In, Some Helpful Software

Today's Weight

233 lbs
I’m feeling pretty good today.  I’m down to 233 pounds now, a loss of 12 pounds.  That’s not too bad, but the real reason I’m feeling good is that 7 of those pounds have come off in the last 12 days since I started being more careful and calculated about my eating habits.

I’ve been using a site called MyFitnessPal (MFP) to track my calories and exercise.  I started out with Lose It!, which I think I like better in many ways, but MFP has a lot more food and exercises in its database, which makes it much easier.  I don’t have to look up as many things on the web and manually enter them.

It’s true what they say: you can’t out exercise a bad diet.  This is proof of that to me.  In 12 days of being very careful about my food, I’ve lost more weight than I did in the previous 6 weeks of only exercise.

And to be honest, I’m not really suffering.  I have to spend a few minutes before each meal to figure out what it’s going to be, but I’m mostly still feeling satisfied and am even finding some treats that make it much better.  For example, I bought a big bar of dark chocolate.  It’s about 85 calories for three squares from the bar.  I keep it in my desk drawer at work, and if I need something I break off three squares and add 85 calories to my total.  It’s enough to satisfy the urge for chocolate or candy.  Since dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate, it’s a fair trade in my opinion.

I’d be interested to find out what other treats I should consider.  What else is tasty and less than 100 calories?