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Week 9: At what point does counting calories become an obsession?

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Today is Sunday and my weight was down 1 lb. this morning since last week for a total of 7 lbs. in 8 weeks since I began tracking my calories on SparkPeople. I also logged over 25 miles of walking this past week. I am determined to continue tracking my calories for the next 2 weeks because I set a goal to do this for 10 weeks.

Someone expressed concern that I am becoming obsessed with counting calories and too fixated on my weight. I explained that counting calories works for me because I am a numbers person. I also like the feeling of being in control and the satisfaction of accomplishing a goal. Everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for the next. I am just happy I have finally found something that works for me.

Should I simply ignore people who think I am being obsessive?
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  • ZENRODIN
    Only you know. If you are using calorie counting as a took to achieve a healthy goal, then ignore them. However, if you find it starting to control and become a source of stress. You should appreciate yourself, no matter what the scale says.
    1456 days ago
  • ANDREWKW02
    No, you do what's right for you in order to succeed. Keep up the good work.
    1456 days ago
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