Monday, August 8, 2011
W31, Day 7: Goodbye to Weight Watchers
But I'm still ready for a change. I'm switching to calorie counting. I can't trust myself to just eat because that weight will just pile right back on. I've switched to using the website www.myfitnesspal.com after have a couple different people recommend it to me. And they're right, it's great. It keeps track of the calories, carbs, fat, protein, exercise and pretty much anything you ask. It's set 1,750 calories per day for me, plus any calories that I earn during exercise. This could take me up to over two thousand calories in a day...woah. Is it crazy that total sounds scary and overwhelming? It's just so much. How can eating more lead to more weight loss?
I've been trying the extra calories thing this last week so we'll see how it goes. I'm afraid of gaining weight. I normally get 32 points with WW, but in 1,750 calories I've been eating 40-50 points. That's a huge difference! It feels so good though. The real proof is in the pudding though. We'll see how it goes on weigh day tomorrow. I'll be writing more about this transition in the entries to come, but I'm hoping that I'm ready for this. I'm a little nervous, but it feels like positive change.
In case you're interested:
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ and my user name is eilonwychade if you want a friend. :)