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    Obsessed

    I am obsessed with counting calories, i count them in everything...even weighing out my food to make sure i only have a certain amount. it can be so tiring and i wish i didn't do it....i wont eat out because they dont include calories on menus, same with college (no calories on...
    meisje meisje 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2008

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    Almost two years ago I started tracking

    calories using MyFitnessPal and I never stopped. Not only it has helped me to watch what I'm eating in terms of quantity but also quality of nutrients. It's the best way to stay healthy and maintain ideal weight. I live now on a heart-healthy diet of 1,500 calories per day 50...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 1 Response May 1

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    My Obsession

    I count them every day. The moment I wake up and have some breakfast, I have to count exactly how many calories are in what I'm eating. Usually for breakfast I won't eat more than 200 calories. For lunch, I give myself a little more leeway to eat something more fulfilling, and...
    Illyria02 Illyria02 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2012

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    I keep myself aware of my calorie intake using

    an app on my phone. Just being aware of how much I'm eating has helped me to eat less and lose weight.
    anonymousfraud anonymousfraud 26-30, F Jan 16

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    I Am Wretched

     I try to keep it at 1200 per day. I wanted to get down to 1000, but I read somewhere that at my height and age I really shouldn't eat below 1200, lest my muscles begin to deteriorate, thereby lowering my metabolism. The recommended daily intake for my size/age is 1500...
    VisforVegan VisforVegan 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    Breaking Free Or Falling Harder?

    Im anorexic & im always counting calories. but i want to recovery. im trying so hard to eat. Im on a 600-800 calorie diet. but lately ive been within 300 or ive been over. its horrible. i hate going over & thats exactly what i did with 3 pieces of pizza. i knew i needed it though...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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    Has It Really Come to This?

    At what point did I decide to obsess over every ounce of food and liquid I take in and degrade myself continually for not having the "will power" to starve myself and run myself ragged?  Is this what it is to be a size 12 woman in America?  It seems no matter...
    daydreambeliever daydreambeliever 19-21, F 3 Responses Apr 21, 2007

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    Constantly X

    I count every single calorie all the time.  It's constantly on my mind and I can't help it.  Im obsessed with it but it's just part of me. 
    SekritObsession SekritObsession 18-21, F 7 Responses May 16, 2009

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    And Today..

    I've eaten a lot558-.-*AHEM* The day isn't even over yet >.>I dissapoint myself.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2011

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    Too Many Calories In One Day

     I am a freak w/ counting calories I try to keep it to 200-300 calories of course thats hard to do...but not more than 600 b/c I'm trying to lose 30 more lbs. I've lost 12 in 3 weeks...   I love it..its a rush
    piratetight piratetight 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    Whenver i ate too much,

    i feel like i stored alot of unused calories which i don't need much.. Epic experience..
    WalHash22 WalHash22 22-25, M Jun 5

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    Scared To Eat

    i count calories all the time i have 400 calories everyday and have been doing this for the last 2 years it all started by dieting then i got obsessed with counting calories i began to loose my hair and is weak all the time i dont really talk to many people about it because no...
    caloriesismylife caloriesismylife 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2013

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    Allergic To Calories

    I don't understand how someone could not count calories. Nothing pains me more than to go over my safe limit. Even if it's by one raspberry which is one calorie. Normally that leads to purging which I'm trying so hard to stop.
    wanttobe77 wanttobe77 26-30, F Oct 21, 2013

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    Struggling With Food

    I am obsessed with counting calories. Im 16 years old. I automatically add at least 100 calories to whatever meal i can't exactly get the correct calories for. I eat no more that 500-600 calories a day and i never feel okay with eating that much to begin with.I feel like such a...
    teenagedmess teenagedmess 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2012

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    E.D

    I believe that my eating disorder started by my obsession of couting calories. I started with nothing too small, but then when my mind took over I wouldnt allow myself to go over 300 a day. Now I know the calories in most things and shockl people with my knowledge.
    SkinandBone SkinandBone 18-21, F 1 Response May 16, 2009

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    Keep Counting

    When I was 5 I was bullied for the first time. They'd call me fat or ugly. Then they just kept on going untill I was 8. It had almost stopped when my BEST friend started calling me fat. I was so hurt. I've been wanting to lose weight ever since. Bullying got worse and now they'll...
    Jan 15, 2013

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    Hi

    i have to count calories no chioce coz im on 500 cal diet and cant go over   i enjoy countin them tho great hobby and gives me an isight as to how much i need to burn off durin the day and also the more i burn the more i loose the pounds   *hugs to me* hehehehehe
    ccdo ccdo 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2009

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    Just Started Counting...

    I have just started counting my calories because I am about 40 lbs overweight. I plan on eating about 1,200/day so I have to stick to my guns and plan my meals better. It really can be a lot of food if you plan right. Today is my first day, and I'm terrified of failing. I always...
    lovehopelandic lovehopelandic 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2008

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    June 6, 2009

    Today I consumed 1599 calories.   My HRM tells me I burned 478 jogging....   That means my net calories for the day are 1121. If only EVERY day could be this way I could re-lose these freakin' 5 pounds!! Normally I come in around 17-1800, which is...
    Creamsicle Creamsicle 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Attention Calorie Counters!!

    How come no one has told me about this?!  Apparently apple cider vinegar, which you can buy at any old grocery, has tremendous health benefits. Including WEIGHTLOSS. People who take 2tbsp a day at each meal lose an average of 15 pounds a year with no additional weightloss...
    odie4show odie4show 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 31, 2009

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    Always On My Mind

    I don't remember exactly when I started counting calories, but I can remember as early as this previous summer. As a 15-year-old girl, the recommended calorie intake is 2,100-2,200. I wanted to lose weight, so I took in 2,000-2,100 (always rounding up pretty dramatically...
    vanillalattedream vanillalattedream 13-15, F Feb 23, 2010

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    I Count Calories....

    allll the time. but since being out of hospital and choosing my own meals i eat the same every day i haven't had a change in meals for months so i no how many calories i have, although the pasta i was buying a while ago put like a nother 100 calories in i freaked out but i found...
    meaglouait meaglouait 22-25, F Dec 18, 2011

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    Not Anymore ..

    Since I stop eating .. When I dont eat .. I dont have to count .. So easy ..
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    Mountain Dew Mistake!

    So I buy a 1 L Mountain Dew, and I see 170 calories on it. Considering the size of the bottle. I thought 170 calories wasn't bad. So I bought it. But once I get home and start drinking it, I read the text under 170 calories and it said 170 calories PER SERVING. And there's 3...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    Is this even humanly possible? I mean, making a food with that much calories? O.o
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