So as I track calories in MyFitnessPal, I get a running total of how under or over my calorie goal I am. If I’m in the clear, the number is green. If I’ve gone over my calorie goal, I know by how much in big red numbers. But, the best part of any day is once I submit my calories for the day, it says “if every day was like today, you’d weight…. in 5 weeks.”
When I’m eating within my calorie goal, that number is about 10 lbs lighter than I am currently. Today, it was about 5 pounds. If every day was like today (when I’m about 500 calories over my goal of 1,300), I’d be about 5 lbs lighter in 5 weeks.
It’s motivating. I would love to lose 2 lbs a week, but knowing that even IF I slip up a little, I am still making progress makes me feel good. Yes, per my last post’s commenter (Laura), I could do a better job at avoiding temptations. And knowing I’d be 10 lbs lighter if I did, man that perks me up.