Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Quick Note

Since I've been off from work, I've had a terrible habit of ignoring my bed time. It's almost 1:00am and I'm still up dinking around on the computer.

I've had a few pieces of candy today.  I'm not too concerned because I went to the gym.  Yesterday I ate at Chipotle and YIKES!  Did you know a Chipotle burrito with rice, beans, meat, corn salsa, cheese, sour cream, and lettuce is around 1000 calories?  Let me reiterate, 1000 calories!  It's deceptive because their ingredients seem fresher than most fast food.  At least nothing is fried.  Anyway, I still managed to stay around 2500 calories for the day.

I've had a lot of people show me websites that may help me with my journey.  Thank you.  Any tools I can use on my journey I will take.  Keep 'em coming.

Lisa suggested a website called Spark People.  I signed up for an account but haven't delved in too deep yet.  Liza suggested Healthy Wage.  Does anyone know if this one is legit?  I've started researching websites to train for a 5k, but I'd like to do that sometime next fall, so now I just need to focus on making my joints not hurt when I run.


  1. WHy wait until fall? There's are 5ks happening now and in the Spring. It would be another usful measure of your fitness, even if you couldn't run the whole thing the first time. It would be interesting to see your 5k time improve as your weight decreased. Also, starting in the winter would make your results far more impressive, as times will get faster as the snow melts away.


    That tells you exactly how many calories in your specific Chipotle burrito. Mine is around 1300--chicken, guac, black beans, corn salsa, sour cream, cheese, and rice.

    Cut it in half! Then it's a reasonable meal.

  3. I've tried 'em all. was my favorite because our metabolism changes. Dietpower adjusts my calories based on my metabolism. That being said, it doesn't work if I can't stop myself from overeating. Ha. Since i'm an overweight man my comment is kind of funny, but mostly not....