Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Daily Plate

Livestrong.com's Daily Plate is keeping me on the straight and narrow! It's a wonderful tool to help you in the daily struggle called "Being Good!" Something about writing down the calories helps me to see the damage I can do with a bite of a cookie, a sip of a Coke or just a few chips. I know I'm guilty of mindlessly putting food in my pie hole even when I'm not hungry. I have the site saved in my FAVORITES so that I can easily keep a tally of my daily calories. I can't copy the whole page but you simply fill in the food and it gives many brands, restaurants and even homemade versions of meals that we make. The site "remembers" my meals and keeps a sidebar log of the ones I repeat so it's as simple as a click to add my meals up.


Smoked Turkey Breast
1 serving (1 serving: 2 oz (56g))

Mrs. Baird's Fiber Plus Whole Grain Wheat Bread
1 serving (1 serving: 2 slices)


The site is much more than a simple calorie counter, it has a pie chart that breaks down protein, fat and carbs to see at a glance where I'm going wrong.

...not THAT kind of pie!

It also has an activity/exercise calculator with just about everything that you can imagine doing. Like:

Applying Make-up (159 calories/hour)

Making Beds (159 calories/hour)

Cleaning House, vigorously (318 calories/hour)

Laundry, doing (171 calories/hour)

Grocery Shopping (284 calories/hour)

Driving Vehicle (210 calories/hour)

Talking on the phone (119 calories/hour)

Lying quietly, watching TV (79 calories/hour)


I can see that I need to bump up my activities.

I looked over the chart and these look like the best ones:

Chopping Wood (1349 calories/hour)

Digging Ditches (675 calories/hour)

Firefighting (873 calories/hour)

I just wish this one burned more calories...

Writing, sitting (143 calories/hour)

4 comments:

  1. Guess, you need to chop your own woods then! hehe.... Hey, no jokes! Chopping woods isn't an easy job for us!

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  2. I have chopped my own wood - but not daily!!! That burns quite a lot of calories...I suppose thats why the pioneers never needed to worry about becoming overweight, eh?

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  3. Sounds like a cool site! And that pie, oh my, I want it!

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  4. VERY INTERESTING...COUCH AND TV WATCHING, DIDN'T THINK THAT WOULD DO ANYTHING..I'LL GO CHECK IT OUT...OH, BUT THAT PIE DOES LOOK YUMMY! COME SAY HI :D

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