Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Live Strong

I recently discovered Livestrong.com during class (lecture was particularly boring that day). While I set my goal to lose 1/2 pound per day, I'm really more motivated to track my calories out of curiosity. I mean I really have no clue how much I eat. Maybe this will be revealing and help me make better food choices. Here are the sad results from my first day:

"You are about 1,834 calories over your recommended daily level for February 23rd, 2012.

"Your total calories consumed for this day: 4,038 [and burned off 204, leaving you with a net of 3,834 calories].

The truth is that this is not my typical daily caloric intake, but it is pretty funny that this is how I did my first day. Every day since then I have been over my calories, but not as much. Today is the first day that I'm actually under my calorie goal:

More than anything my left-brained nature is fascinated by all the statistics, graphs, and analyses that can be produced with a relatively small amount of daily input. Pretty cool!


Jodi said...

I downloaded an app called "my fitness pal" and it tracks my calories and weight, etc... I've been eating 1200 calories a day and losing about 2 lbs per week. I'm down 20 lbs - only 20 more to go!! :)

Kyle said...

Holy smokes!!! I can't imagine surviving off of so few calories! I mean seriously, good job Jod!