I figured this whole time the diet & exercise community was high on some crazy pill – with all this weight loss is a simple math equation of the more calories you take in, the more you must expend in order to lose weight.
As it turns out, they were right all along. I’m going on 21 days of straight calorie counting using the website FatSecret.com. I started using it because it was free and it had a blackberry app download (also free). Now I’m dependant on the website. One page leads you to your diet calendar and it shows how many calories consumed and expended, and the net between. Turns out, since last Wednesday, I expended about 6200 calories, and to lose two pounds per week, you need to shave off about 7000 calories. Anyway – 6200 calories/3500 (calories to shave off an lb) is about 1.8# of weight loss, which was, now here’s the magical part: exactly what I lost at this morning’s weigh in! Dum da da!!! Brilliant! My inner geek that craves balance and perfection is almost hyperventilating right now.
I’m now scientifically convinced.
Happy that today is my Thursday and only one more day of work before my long birthday weekend. I will certainly need to up my calorie expenditure over the next few days, as I’m planning on champagne and filet mignon for sure into my schedule. I really like that nice little green arrow next to my calorie intake for the day – not the nasty red one that clearly screams, “Nice binge, chubby. Was it worth it?”
Happy Hump Day! (haha – there’s a calorie expenditure!)