A Moment of Insanity

OMG!  I think I've mentioned before that counting calories can truly drive me mad.  Well, once again it has indeed happened.  It's the numbers!  Everyone says to lose weight I need to eat anywhere from 1200 to 1400.  Truthfully I don't eat that much, but for the sake of not harming my body I have been doing it faithfully.  The 1200 is attainable for me.  My problem begins with writing down the calories for every piece of food I place into my mouth.  For some reason this drives me bonkers!  So to regain my sanity, this weekend I wrote down everything I ate, but without the numbers next to them.  At the end of the day I then tallied the numbers up.  Two things happened.  I stayed within my 1200 range and I didn't feel overwhelmed.

I now know for a fact that I will write down what I eat, but I will tally the calories at the end of the day.  I know if I keep my portions small and drink my water I will stay sane and on track.  So, what's going on with me lately?  Well, I am still losing weight and feeling great about my new way of living.  I had one slip (burger), but I didn't put myself down.  I just vowed to do better the next day and I did.  I've learned that eating sweets trigger me to become hungry, so what I do is after I treat myself to a mini peppermint patty I crunch down on an apple and that helps BIG time!

Thank you all for the encouragement!!  I will be sharing a new picture of me next week and we can see the changes together!!

Love You All!!!


  1. Oh I can hardly wait to see the new pic. counting calories drives me crazy too. I used to do it the way you are now, tallying it up at night.
    Keep up the healthy lifestyle. yeah.

  2. I just restarted counting calories and it is indeed maddening!! Keep going girl you are doing so well. I so enjoy your blog! XOXO

  3. You go girl!Cannot wait to see pics!

  4. What a great plan! You'll find that after counting calories for a while, it becomes instinctual, and you don't have to count anymore! I do it in my head now. I can rhyme off the calorie count on almost anything pretty accurately now lol :)


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