Counting Calories 6/22 – 6/26

Monday (1,660 calories)

7 AM: 3 scrambled eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, 2 pieces of toast w/ jam = 420
10 AM: 1/2 cup of carrots = 30
12 PM: 1/2 order of chimichanga (leftovers) and red rice = 650 est
6 PM: pork chop, mashed potatoes, corn = 560

Tuesday (1,691 calories)

7 AM: 2 pancakes w/ syrup = 320
10 AM: cup of carrots = 60
12 PM: grilled chicken gyros w/ onions, lettuce, tomato on a pita =540
5 PM:  Arby’s Fita Flatbed Melt w/ small curly fries = 771

Wednesday (1,640 calories)

6 AM:  2 cups of Honey Nut Cheerios, 2 slices of toast = 310
10 AM:  15 grapes = 60
12 PM:  BBQ, white rice w/ hash,  1/2 cup of coleslaw, 2 hush puppies = 720
6 PM:  homemade tacos w/ beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, salsa = 550

Thursday (1,700 calories)

6 AM:  Two slices of toast (had to eat on the run) = 120
12 PM:  BBQ, white rice w/ hash,  1/2 cup of coleslaw, 2 hush puppies = 720
6 PM:  2 slices of Pizza Hut pizza, 1 breadstick = 860

Friday (1,950 calories)

7 AM:  3 scrambled eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, 2 pieces of toast w/ jam = 420
10 AM:  1/2 cup of carrots = 30
12 PM:  Cheeseburger and fries =
5 PM: 10 sushi rolls, egg drop soup, 1/2 cup of fried rice = 650 est

I’m not sure how much longer I’m going to count calories.

Counting calories is extremely monotonous and in opinion, unnecessary.  While I always have a rough estimate of my daily calorie consumption and exertion, I don’t want to have to write down that I had a cheese doodle for 5 calories.

My time could be better spent on the treadmill.

I originally started counting calories to show people that I eat well while losing weight.  Now that I’ve done that for a couple of months, I don’t think showing my calorie consumptions is useful anymore.

What do you guys think?

Posted by Shawn Tyler Weeks on June 27th, 2009