Friday, March 10, 2006
I can feel 'em flyin' like a hand out the window in the wind
Thanks to Kyle (via freakgirl), I have a new obsession. It's fitday.com. It's a site where you can log your daily food intake and exercise. It generates reports that show you percentages of protein, carbohydrates and fat in your diet and how much of the RDA's you're meeting for nutrients. It shows you how many calories you're consuming vs. those you're burning. As Kyle suggested in his post, it's been a bit of an eye opener for me. You might not be surprised to learn that, over the years, I've been a bit cavalier about what I put in my mouth. It's only been four days, but this has made me more conscious of my choices. I've been doing OK diet wise, but putting a spotlight on my food intake has highlighted a few problems. Did you know one cup of almonds is over 800 calories? I've been knocking down almonds by the can. I loves me some nuts, so it's been a challenge (maybe I'll just put them in my mouth and roll them around a little), but a structure like this site provides is right up my alley. Maybe too much. I can get obsessive and self-denial can turn into my middle name (I've dropped seven pounds since Monday). Anyway, I think it's a great site for anyone, even if you're not trying to lose weight. It's a cliche' (those are almost ALWAYS true, yo) but you are what you eat, and you'll get a good idea of what you're putting into your temple. What? It's the weekend and you're not gonna let me mix a metaphor?