There are many articles and books about avoiding having to count calories. But in MY book (LOL) counting those little darlings is the ONLY way to go. Online help at fitday.com is the best, it has a graph where you can plainly see the downward trend. However WEBMD also has a tracker that I am using, I like the food search. I am drinking at least 48 oz of water a day. I am only 5ft.2. When you count, you will be amazed at how fast you reach your calorie goal. Mine is 1000 a day. Some say this is to low, but if I go any higher I quit losing my 1.5 pounds a week. I feel fine. I am not hungry and am energetic. Some days I walk for 15 minutes. The rest of the time I just keep active at home. I am a senior and hate that I get wrinkly skin when I am losing, but maybe I have enough collagen left that this will tighten up some time Weigh-in once a week is enough. Any more often can just get discouraging with the fluctuations. Discouragement must be met with only positive thinking over the long term. Also vary your strategies to keep things interesting.View Thread
Thank you, great advice. Now that the snow and ice are gone, I'll walk more. Soon I will know if I stop losing on 1000 cals! I have tried raising that so many times, and failed, even with more activity. Right now it's working. If with walking more and I start losing, say, more than 1.5, then I'll raise it a couple of hundred calories. I'm 73, 152 pounds, aiming for 136. I hate exercise, but will see what I can do with weights at home. I have some barbells. I'm stronger than most my age. GerryView Thread
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