Calorie Counting with Gringation

29 Apr

So… I’m dieting for my upcoming wedding. Fun fun fun.

Actually, it’s not so bad! What seems to work best for me and my lifestyle is calorie counting. It’s a great way to continue eating things you like, just controlling the portions. I was doing it back in December, and I lost 10 pounds in a little over a month. I’ve maintained the new weight, but haven’t lost anymore since I stopped actually counting.

To get back on track, I’m doing the same thing again, but aiming for less calories. Before, it was 1700 a day. Now, it’s down to 1400. In addition to my normal posts, I’ll also include what I ate the day before and how many total calories it was. Not that you really care what I eat… but so you can see that I eat pretty well even while dieting! Plus it holds me accountable.

I’m starting at 70 kg (154 pounds).

The first two days have been… ok calorie-wise. Not great. Here goes:

Tuesday, April 27: 1,520 calories


Chocolate chip cookie

Grapefruit juice

Starbucks veggie and cheese sandwich

2 slices of pizza

1 glass of Fanta orange soda

Wednesday, April 28: 1,844 calories 😦


Chocolate chip cookie

Vegetable and meatball soup

Salad with beets, tomato and ranch dressing

Horchata (sweetened rice milk)

2 Chips Ahoy

Tilapia in Salsa de Chipotle… YUM! (thanks for the recipe, Leslie!)

PB & J (BOOOO! You’re weak! Have to remember to combine the fish with some sort of carb later so I don’t cave with the PB & J… or just throw out the peanut butter.)

Today should be interesting. Probably gonna get a lamb kebab from my fave place on Avenida Kabah 🙂

10 Responses to “Calorie Counting with Gringation”

  1. aissa(: April 29, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

    tienes que decirme donde ese es el lugar de las kebabs , quiero probar una!
    i want it so badly~~
    btw, me gusta mucho tu blog 😀

    • gringation April 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

      Aissa – Está sobre la Kabah, entre McDonalds (Nichupte) y la Mega. Al lado de un lugar que se llama “La Bomba” (comida Yucateca).

      Pero ya van a cambiar de local en unas semanas… a un local en una plaza color amarillo cerca del Yek.

  2. Ashlie April 29, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

    Good luck! I love that kebab place on Kabah as well.

  3. KfromMichigan April 29, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    Need to cut out the cookies!

  4. Tiffany April 29, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    If she is counting calories and she allocates calories toward her cookies, what’s the harm?

    My mom has lost over 125 lbs counting carbs and she looks fantastic. Like you said, it isn’t about denying yourself, it’s about moderation.

  5. gringation April 29, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    Haha I usually have about 2 – 4 cookies a week because an American coworker sells them. (I hadn’t had homemade chocolate chip cookies in YEARS until I moved into my office. Good luck finding a place that sells baked goods in Cancun.)

    They only have about 200 calories a piece, and just one really fills me up! It can usually replace cereal (100-200 calories a day).

    I think more than anything counting carbs has taught me about portion control. As long as your diet is varied and you don’t load up on anything, you’re golden.

  6. Nikki April 29, 2010 at 11:08 pm #

    I’ve tried this before but I totally suck at math. Now I want a freakin cookie!

  7. LORI April 30, 2010 at 5:37 am #

    Hey there. coming at you from SITS. Just thought I would let you know that my dad has an irish bar in cozumel named Kelley’s in case you are ever there. If not, stop by my blog. look forward to reading more of your blog.

  8. Kathryn May 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    I have never tried, and I never will try counting calories- I have a feeling I would be horrified by the results! Good for you, though- it’s supposed to be a better way of watching your weight than counting fat grams. And horchata? Yum!

  9. GRRRL TRAVELER May 4, 2010 at 5:24 am #

    I was once on the slim fast diet and it started a bad habit. I went from counting calories to eventually counting fat grams. That was all hell. Good luck and allow yourself a little stretch every now and then. Little healthy snacks totally help.

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