I Count Calories

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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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2012

    Everyday I write down watch I've eaten & how

    much of it. Some days I count every single calorie, I find that helps me really know what I'm eating but sometimes it's hard when my mum gives me a lot of food to eat to it's hard to calculate.
    TheShipsGoingDown TheShipsGoingDown
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    I just keep track to make sure I am not

    overdoing it. I try to eat healthy but also remember to treat myself sometimes. It's all about having balance.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Nov 8, 2015


    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

    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

    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

    i just started counting caalories today

    so i will hopefuly be able to fit in to my prom dress. i decided to post what i eat each day so i can keep myself on track breakfast: fit and active waffle- 70 liqid egg substitute- 60 fat free shredded cheese- 45 i only ate about half of this for some reason lunch: smart...
    jennr31 jennr31
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2015

    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

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    Oct 21, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 21, 2007

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 18, 2011

    today I only had 488!

    I'm so excited that things are working out for me!!
    naturrae naturrae
    22-25, F
    Jan 22, 2015

    I had a pickle and two Mexican quesidillas,

    545 all together I think I'm going to eat ice cream..
    naturrae naturrae
    22-25, F
    Jan 20, 2015

    I only eat 200-500 calories a day.

    ..and I don't care if it's bad.
    mcrxforever mcrxforever
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2015

    And Today..

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

    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

    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

    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

    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, 2014

    Whenver i ate too much,

    i feel like i stored alot of unused calories which i don't need much.. Epic experience..
    WalHash22 WalHash22
    26-30, M
    Jun 5, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2013
    owizard1973 owizard1973
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2015

    Not Anymore ..

    Since I stop eating .. When I dont eat .. I dont have to count .. So easy ..
    DollyDiva DollyDiva
    26-30, F
    11 Responses Jan 15, 2010


    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


    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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