I joined SparkPeople last night. It is that diet site that may have been mentioned on one or several other blogs and I thought it sounded interesting.
According to the information I input about my age and height and weight, and the high cholesterol, I should be eating about 1800-2000 something calories/day. I input what I figured would be what I ate in a normal day and I get about 15-1600 calories from the food alone. (We will not discuss the coke intake - besides, it is about half what it was and I am going to change that to even less)
I was well within the fat amounts, low on the protein side and the carb side. I am going to just track my usual eating for a few days and see what needs to be tweaked.
The one thing I can't find is how to tell it that I am allergic to foods, when I ask it to give me a food plan for the day. It wants me to eat bananas and well, frankly that ain't gonna happen. It will also I am sure ask me to eat shellfish and mushrooms and peppers too! I am sure I will find a way to do it though.
I will also be tracking my exercise with it. It is quite the site, it has exercises from beginner on up and you tell it what you are doing and it tracks everything for you.
There are groups on there that you can join and get moral support from and challenges to join. You can set up friends and blog even. So if anyone that reads this is a member and would like to be "my friend" or just stalk me on SparkPeople my name over there is FATREB. Yeah, I figured Sibu would be insulted at being used for a diet place and Pegasus was already taken.
Have a good day all.