I have been tracking my food on MyFitnessPal and I have done okay. Not great but okay. Actually, I just went to the webpage and totalled my number of "in calorie" days compared to my "over calorie" days. Out of 38 days I was within my goal 20 times, out of my goal 15 and completely forgot to track this last weekend, so have 3 days unaccounted for. So that isn't really good at all. And when I go over my goal, I really go over. I think I had one day where I went over by 5 calories (not bad right?) but how about the day that I went over 1438 calories? That is an entire day of calories (damn Chinese food!). Mostly I was over anywhere between 200-700 (which is still a lot).
The interesting thing I noticed was that I am out of goal on fat intake a lot, so I decided to count that too. 24 days out of 38 I was outside my goal in regards to fat intake, within my goal only 11 days and then there are those 3 days I forgot to track. (Seriously, it didn't cross my mind at all over the weekend, which is surprising because I've actually done really well until then. I thought of it Sunday night and thought that one day wasn't horrible, then I logged in and realized I hadn't been on since Thursday!) Interestingly, there were many days where I was within my calorie goal but outside of my fat goal. And a few (very few) where I was outside my calorie goal but within my fat goal.
I also think that I need to buy turkey bacon, or turkey sausage and just give it a try. I know Chris, he will flat out refuse it before he even tries it, but I'm thinking something needs to change in my house at meal times, otherwise I will go another 6 months and still have only lost 15 lbs.
By the way, Chris has lost 22 lbs in less than a month, just by increasing his exercise (he wogs with me once or twice a week) and eating smaller portions (not healthy food, just less food). I have been running (5 times a week) and trying to eat healthy since March and have only lost 15 lbs.
I was actually going to write about the wildfires in eastern WA in this post, but I got completely sidetracked. I noticed on my way to work this morning that there is a definite haze, and I don't think it was all fog. I even thought I smelled smoke at one point. My parents are not in an area that is currently being threatened by the fires, but I do have a few friends in that general area.
There are currently 5 uncontained fires in eastern WA. The total number of acres is 55,755, that is a little over 87 square miles total. I found this information here. The air quality in much of the central part of the state is very hazardous. Thankfully my parents are not in that area either.