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counting calories is exhausting!

grrrrr . . .i'm really tired of counting calories!! unfortunately for me, it's the only way i can really stay on track diet-wise. i exercise consistantly, and rarely slack in that area, and overall i eat pretty well. i think my problem is just that i tend to eat just a little too much than i should every day (to lose more weight-i've been maintaining a 40 lb weight loss for 2 years). As long as i count calories and stay in a certain range, my weight will drop . . .but i'm just tired of that, you know????

not looking for any advice really, just wanted to whine a little (and hopefully some of you out there will agree that you are tired of "the work" too!!).

Tue. Aug 1, 12:36am

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Do you pay attention to eating only when you are hungry and stopping when you are full, rather than eating a certain amount of calories because you think you should? Otherwise, you CAN go crazy and get tired of counting calories. Use calories as a guideline, but listen to your body above all.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006, 8:46 AM

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When I started using software to track my calories, it became less of a chore, and I have been able to do it consistently for months, instead of just 2 weeks at a time.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006, 9:43 AM

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What software do you use to count calories?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006, 9:45 AM

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can you plan out your meals/snacks for a couple of weeks, take an hour and calculate your anticipated calories? it will help with food shopping, too , if you have all that you're going to eat planned out.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006, 9:46 AM

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Diet Power. I downloaded it online. I'll put the link below. There are also some free calorie-tracking websites.


Tuesday, August 01, 2006, 9:49 AM

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