It's pretty amazing how it's already starting to reshape my relationship with food. I can now see precisely how many calories I actually burn every day. I mean, I don't have to go online and find a calculator that will estimate how many calories someone my age and weight might probably maybe will burn on an average day if just sitting around (BMR = Base Metabolic Rate). And I then don't have to look up how many calories someone my age and weight might probably maybe will burn doing various activities (ie: walking, dishes, laundry, sex, photographing a 9 hour wedding) and THEN try to add that all together, and THEN try to figure out my food calories and subtract it.
/phew. I'm exhausted just typing that out. The point is, I now know precisely what my body is burning. Therefore, I know precisely how much I can eat. It puts out little charts about my nutrition (basic ones, but charts nonetheless,) and I even get a breakdown of how many calories I was burning per minute through the day. Wow.
I'll give you guys some screen shots of what the program looks like. This is my info from yesterday:
A screenshot of the nutrition breakdown. I don't like that they don't track the sugar in things, but aside from that it's pretty good. My fat content is soooo high because I'm used to the low carb diet (high protein, high fat, low carb.) I drink coffee with creamer, I eat higher fat content salad dressings (ie: ranch to dip veggies in, creamy balsamic or poppyseed, and I eat a lot of nuts. I'll usually eat about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of mixed nuts a day. Plus, I dig avocado. It's got to be why my hair grows so quickly.) ;)
Also, usually my carbs wouldn't be THIS high, but I ate a crapload of noodles yesterday and I also had a granola bar. :) Sodium is normally lower too.
And here is the step counter thing. I'm pretty sure if I hit the 10,000 steps, I'd be wayyyyy over the 2050 calorie burn. Even more than I already am. Maybe that's the idea! :)~
So. I'm very interested to see where the bodybugg adventures will lead me. It currently is telling me I need a 750 calorie deficit per day to lose 1.5 pounds per week and hit 153 pounds by February 27th. I'm starting the process at 165 lbs. So! I will keep you guys posted on my progress. Yes, I'm also keeping track of my measurements. :)
SO! I have a few pictures to share with you all:
The huge salad I made for Xmas dinner. It was AMZBLS.
Recipe: Spinach, sliced pear, craisins, fresh pomegranate seeds.
On the side: Walnuts and goat cheese.
Dressing: Champagne vinaigrette.
Yeah. Then I came home and ate loads of garbage, including this peppermint ice cream some of you were witness to to the downfall on Facebook. (What, you're not on my Facebook? Like me promptly here. Oh, you can add me as a friend, too. While you're at it, Like my Photography biz, JBe Photography, too.)
Then, I decided on my last fabulous meal, and Dan and I went to get the "Love Boat" of sushi. Truly, that's what they call it. It's awesome, and expensive, but totally worth it.
Also thought I'd share a few pics of us from New Years!