Day 8 and Week 1 Weigh In
Week One Weigh In ::sigh:: I had hoped this would be a little more exciting but, it is what it is.
Starting Weight: 159
Current Weight: 159
Today I ate:
-20 oz. smoothie (mango, banana, honey, ground flax seed, spinach, water, ice)
-Cashew Butter and Honey Sandwich on wheat bread (not raw)...left over from my children's lunch
-Natural "fruit roll up" (organic fruit, no sugar added)
-Large Salad with lettuce, spinach, cucumber, carrots, tomato, leeks, sunflower seeds, and raw dressing of honey, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar
-3 pieces of bacon (I know, I know!!)
Observations: Sooooo...new development. After a week of very healthy, (mostly) raw eating, and not losing an ounce, I have done a little investigating today. I have been wondering if I have been eating too much food. As you can see from above, I have not eaten very much today, at least I don't think so. I have been mildly hungry most of the day. I plugged EVERYTHING that has entered my mouth into fitday.com (very cool website, you should check it out). Not only is this website a calorie counter, but it also tells you how much of your daily intake of vitamins, minerals, protein, calcium, etc. you have had, and how much of each is in the foods you ate. And it has a nifty pie chart to show you what percentage of your calories are coming from carbs, fats, etc. According to other online calculators, I should be eating about 2000 calories a day to maintain my weight, 1500 a day to lose 1 pound a week.
Venture a guess...how many calories do you think would be in the foods that are in BOLD above? Looking at that list, mostly of fruits and veggies, I would guess around 700...and I would think that is a generous guess!!
Well, I was WRONG. I have already had 1236 calories today. Just from that little bit of food!! Crazy. Did not see that coming. Apparently, I have been eating too much. I am going to take a couple of days from last week and plug them in to see how many calories I was eating last week. And I am going to be plugging in the raw foods I eat this week and try to stay around 1500 calories. We'll see what that does to this darn baby fat!
Oh, and random fun fact...did you know that Jason Mraz is a raw foodie? He is one of my favorite musicians, so I thought that was kind of interesting. He has a raw food blog...but be warned, it does have some language.