Saturday, October 9, 2010

Good Morning Diet Controller!

Okay, so I was going to wait a little bit to report on how the diet controller program is working but I want to talk about it already. I spent probably a good hour or two yesterday entering nutrition information data into the program on the foods I eat regularly. I put in the whole menu for chipotle, a few items from taco bell (yay fresco!), and some odds and ends around my kitchen.

This morning I decided I wanted to have pumpkin oatmeal for breakfast - one of my favorite fall recipes ever! So I opened up my computer and started putting nutrition information for my specific ingredients. It has a database of basic stuff, but I like having specific brand information in there. For instance, my Bob's Red Mill thick cut organic oats will probably have more vitamins, fiber and protein than generic oatmeal would. So I added in the ingredients to the database. Then I added the recipe. It's so cool, you can go in to make a food item, click on an ingredients tab, and then add the ingredients measurements. It calculates the calories for the whole recipe. Then when you add it to your tracker you just say how many servings you had and it figures out the nutrition for that much.

Yesterday I can't remember what I was doing but I had this thought. I've managed to buckle down and lose nearly 25 pounds now. That's as much as I've ever lost. Over the last 3 or 4 weeks I've managed to maintain that loss, but I haven't added to it. If all I need to do is lose 15 more pounds, that's maybe 6 more weeks of my time. That's it. I just have to keep track of my eating for 6 weeks. In the grand scheme of things, that's not very long, and not very hard considering how much of the work I've already done and how not difficult it was when I just did it. So I can and will do this!

I want to give a shout out to all the people that have been inspiring me and who have said that I've inspired them too! I am so fortunate to have so many people who are making the same difference in themselves.
Thank you Mom, Wench, Aunt Colleen, Jami, Shellice, Courtney, Camilla, Christy & Jenny. You guys rock! Thanks for all the words of encouragement, the stories and feedback, the celebrations and the occasional kick in the ass when I most definitely need it :)

3 comments:

  1. It helps that your blog is so cool :) You should have been a writer/journalist or something. Congrats on the weight loss! And pumpkin oatmeal sounds yummy :)

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  2. hm, yea it does. does it have toasted pumpkin seeds on top?

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  3. It doesn't have pumpkin seeds, but I put peanut butter on it which is pretty bomb.

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