Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Food Diary - Day 1

So, last night on my post, I promised to have a successful week, and the one way I could assure that was to log my food intake each day!

I signed up about a year ago with an online food and exercise journal, which you can check out here if you like.  When I first started I used it pretty religiously and it worked.  I mostly just use it now to track my weigh in's.  What I do like about it is it lets you set your weight loss goal (mine is 2 pounds a week) and with the rest of the information you enter, it tells you what your caloric intake should be to obtain that goal.

Weight loss is nothing more than mathematics.  If you eat less calories than your body needs to perform everyday tasks, such as breathing, digestion, etc., you don't need to exercise.  Now that is not a healthy approach but it's truthful.

Right now, my daily calorie intake is 1717.  I try my best to break it down to only 500 calories per meal.  It's  sometimes very hard to stay within that goal.  I know part of the reason is because I don't eat many veggies to help fill that hunger gap with a lower calorie option.

Anyway, let's see how I did today shall we?

Breakfast:   (424 cal)

2 slices of white bread with butter and honey

Lunch:   (336 cal)

2 slices of cheese, 1 package of raspberries and a bottle of water

Dinner:   (845 cal)

Pork chop, 4 baby potatoes with butter and sour cream, pasta and 1 cup of tomato juice

Snacks::  (80 cal)

2 popsicles

Exercise for today - 25 minutes of walking/running (week 2, couch to 5K) - 125 calories burned


Calories In - 1712
Calories Burned - 125

Under by 130 calories

Now, these numbers are not exact, but pretty close.

How did your day go?  Did you manage to log your food?

Until next time,



  1. Good job Amy with logging your exercise! I have come into the habit of making my food plan out for the week and logging first thing each morning. Makes my life so much easier! Way to encourage others to join the site, I have been telling anyone who will listen. It is an amazing program.

  2. Love Loseit! although I am still getting used to it! You seem to eat like me I ususaly eat most of my calories at dinner.

  3. Yay! You're keeping a food diary. It sucks writing everything down but it totally works especially when you take a look back at what you wrote.

    After seeing Day 1, I'm thinking you need to eat more items of substance that are less calories (whole wheat bread instead of white and maybe a sandwich for lunch?)

    A quote I once heard was 'Eat breakfast like a king, eat lunch like a average person and eat dinner like a pauper' - or something like that! That way you have all day to burn those morning calories and you don't sleep with an extra full belly.