Saturday, February 16, 2008

No More Goat Cheese?!?!

I’ve been keeping track of what I’m eating on Fitday and it has been a real eye opener. I’m taking in about 500 calories more than I thought each day, putting me in the 1700 to 1800 range instead of the 1200 – 1300 that I feel like I need to stay in in order to lose.

I have this awesome salad for lunch everyday – spring greens, goat cheese, pecans, chicken and balsamic vinaigrette dressing. But it appears the goat cheese and pecans (the best part!!) are ramping up the calories. I might as well have pizza!!

Then there are the cookies. My idea of a thrilling treat (too sad!) is two cookies and a cup of tea. I found these great little cookies at a local gourmet market. They were perfect. I thought. After a week of sucking them down, I checked the calories to add to Fitday. One hundred and fifty calories EACH. My “harmless” little dessert was packing on another 300 calories.

When I initially realized this, the first thing I did was, of course, beat myself up. What a pig, how stupid, etc. Then I felt sorry for myself. Poor me, I’ll never have goat cheese again.

But I was talking to a dear friend tonight and she reminded me, it’s not forever.

Right now I have to really cut back to get where I want to be. But once I reach that goal, I can ease up a little, add back things I like, I just have to be careful and keep things moderate.
Thanks, Heather Feather! :)


chemdoc said...

Portion control is a major issue for most Americans.

Many American restaurants serve each person as much as a family of 3 would set on the table in Europe or Asia.

We come to expect to leave the table with our belts groaning. Otherwise we feel like we didn't get our money's worth.

Over-eating becomes a way of life.

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Heather said...

You're quite welcome Marie.

I think my biggest stumbling block is getting overwhelmed.

Instead of making slow and consistent changes, I want to change everything right this minute.

All that change is a huge shock and I get discouraged when I don't do it exactly right, so I quit.

This time around, I'm going slow. Drinking water with each meal instead of diet coke, watching my portions, etc.

Journey said...

Boy I can really relate Heather.

Right now I want PIZZA so bad I feel like crying. And I want to wash it down with massive quantities of vodka. lol But I feel like that would be the end for me. And of course it wouldn't be, it would just be a hiccup. Alright, it would be a huge burp, not a hiccup.

I am going to try to have maybe both in moderation.

Moderation!!! Boo-hoo-hoo!

Marie said...

I changed my blogger name to my own.

I hated the blogger name I chose, but I wanted to make sure that people actually liked the blog before I owned up to it. lol