Thursday, June 23, 2011

Getting back on "track"

I've fallen off a bit on tracking my food intake, mostly because I was too embarassed to do so last week after pigging out.  But I forced myself to get back into it this week, and I'm glad I did.

I track my running miles in an actual paper book (I know, lame) but I enjoy tracking my food and exercise (including running) online.  The book just helps me keep up with my marathon training, but I like seeing my calories burned and everything add up on my online tracker.

I use Daily Burn, and I really like it.  I prefer to track what I eat on an actual computer as opposed to an IPhone or Blackberry, and Daily Burn works great for me.  It gives me goals for calories, fat, carbs, and protein.  It gives me a cute little pie chart telling me how everything got split up. 

My "goals" per Daily Burn are as follows:

Calories - 1588-1838
Protein - 89-154 grams
Fat - 39-68 grams
Carbs - 137-205 grams

Yesterday was my first day back to tracking, and I was within range on all four points.  Yay!

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