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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Daily Caloric Intake



I have been on a mission since January to find the right way to shed some pounds.  I started the year using Weight Watchers Online.  I figured that I could keep track using the I-Phone app and I could easily track my points.  With that said, I have lost about 20lbs using the old WW point system in the past.  This time, I did not feel that I was having the same success with the new system.  Plus, the WW app was not all that it cracked up to be.  So, with that I decided to cancel my membership in early March.

A teacher friend had been faithfully using the My Fitness Pal app. (The also are online.)  I had heard of it but I had also tried using other apps that counted calories.  So, I was not sure I wanted to go that route.  Anyway, I finally started using the My Fitness Pal app in mid-March.  I decided that I loved being able to scan all my foods and it totally did all of the calculations for me!  Yea!  Plus, I have ran across very few foods that would NOT scan.  That is a PLUS in my book! 



So fast forward to now.  I have been really good about tracking calories and watching what I eat.  The MFP app told me that my daily calories should be1200.  I am down 11 pounds…give or take….it depends on the day…

Anyway,  I currently do not feel that I am loosing what I should be loosing considering that I am really trying to stick to those calories.   So, last night I got to searching around on the web looking for suggested calorie intake.  I might add that I found a very wide variety of opinions.  I guess I am just trying to figure out if maybe 1200 is too few calories and thus resulting in very SLOOOOWWW weight loss.

I found this one and thought this was an interesting concept.  It also gives you the option to zig-zag your calories everyday so you keep loosing and will not plateau.  I might just run with it for a week or two and see how it goes.  I will let you know what I think about this one in a couple of weeks!

I would LOVE to hear your thoughts and opinions!



  1. I started using MFP after you mentioned it and haven't been keeping up with it! :( But I have been exercising and eating less sugar. I started the Couch to 5K program for the 3rd time. Hopefully I will finish this time and see results. Good luck!

  2. I would agree with that. :) I have heard to vary eating calories so your body doesn't get stuck in a rut. :)

  3. I didn't like the new WW points either. I too lost weight when I followed the old plan. I stay on the new plan for 3 months and didn't lose anything. It was hard to get the hang of the point system.

    Good luck on your weight lost journey

  4. Unfortunately, I have an old school phones, so I haven't ever used those calorie counters. I'm horrible at dieting! I usually just cut back on sugar & excess & I lose weight. It's always a little hard to get back into it, which is where I'm at now - UG!

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