Thursday, September 22, 2011

First Day

Well I am starting this blog mostly for my own use, I'm sure noone will want to read it, but I am using it as a way to keep track of what I eat and how much excersize I get.  I am looking to lose weight, but more importantly I am looking to get fitter.  I want to make it easier for me to do everything.  I also am hoping it will help me get less injuries and maybe it will make my shoulder and hip better and not hurt so much.

I am not on any specific diet, just thinking I need to eat less and exersize more.  I really like food so this is really hard.  And I really like creamy foods.  So I will try to eat less of the same foods I normally eat.  I am sure if I cut out all the stuff I like that is not healthy it will be a bad idea because I spend a lot of time at home so there is always food around and I know I would nibble all day long cause I am not filling my craving.

So I will start with today.  I weighed about 164 last time I weighed myself.  That was a few months ago but I don't think it has changed much and we don't have our own scale so I will have to go with that for now. 

Today I had 2 pieces of rasin toast(150 cal) with butter (70cal) for breakfast and half a glass of milk (100 cal). 

For lunch I had a induvidual pizza (400 cal) with 1/2 cup beef vegtable soup(110 cal) with  half can Dr. Pepper pop(142 cal).

For supper I had 2 chicken legs(?) and 1 cup rice(160 cal) with tomato soup (30 cal) on top.

For snacks I had a slurpee(?) and a mint aero chocolate bar (220 cal).

I am gonna try to keep track of calories as well but it won't be super acurate cause hard to guess when its all homemade food.  So far it seems like 1382 plus chicken legs and a slurpee.  Sure seems to add up fast since they say the average diet has 1200-1500 calories per day.  I expect I ussually used to eat closer to 200 per day cause my lifestyle is more active than average.  (although not enough)

For exersize I didn't do much today, just ther regular walking around.  I think I may have to get a pedometor so I can keep track of how many steps I take in an average day.


Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I added this to my Blog List on our Healthy as a Horse website:

A few of us started it a few years ago to help each other lose weight and get into shape for horseback riding. Leah lost a ton of weight and is a stick now. I've been yo-yoing because I can never concentrate on just my diet and exercise, so I haven't made a huge amount of progress.

5 Starr's Farm said...

This is a great idea.....and you have a lot of good info too. My fried and I started going to the gym in January, three days a week (we have both missed the last 6 weeks, but that's OK) I've lost 12 pounds, can't believe how much more energy. I think you'll see people reading.

fernvalley01 said...

Great idea. I think recording what we eat daily has a huge impact