O.K. look, here’s the deal

Well, at the request of my good friend, Lisa, I have decided to start blogging again. There, are you happy now Lisa?

Does anyone else out there use a calorie counting food diary on the web? Do you ever input a meal and then go back and adjust the amounts of what you ate so it looks like you ate less than you actually did? Just wondering.


What I Ate Amount Calories
100% whole wheat bread 2 slices 180
Mayo 1 T. 90
Eggplant ½ cup 20
Tomato ½ sliced 12.5
Lettuce ¼ c. 5
Kettle chips 1 oz. 150
Lemonade 2 cups 262
Total Lunch Calories 719.5 
What I Ate – Revised Amount Calories
100% whole wheat bread 2 slices 180
Mayo 2 tsp. 59
Eggplant ½ cup 20
Tomato ½ sliced 12.5
Lettuce ¼ c. 5
Kettle chips 2/3 oz. 112
Lemonade 1 cups 131
Total Revised Calories 520.5

Wow! That’s a lot better! See what I mean? (Do you see how I did that? I changed the mayo, chips and lemonade amounts and voila! I shaved 200 calories off my lunch.)

So o.k., now I’ve confessed something. Do you wanna cop to it too? Or maybe there’s something else you’d like to share? How about you Lisa? Let’s start with you!


About LeilaPiazza

I am a wife and mother. I am an Orthodox Christian. I am a Syrian American with family living in Syria. I am a also a yoga teacher and freelance writer. I recently described myself in a job pitch as "a person who's lived in Portland, Oregon for over 20 years with a passion for writing and a passion for all things Portland. I'm a foodie, knitter, wine and beer lover, bee-keeper (yep, I said it), mead and fruit-liqueur maker, organic gardener, home-canner, hiker, biker, runner, and occasional skinny-dipper. I’ve camped all over the state, I sail a sailboat that’s moored on the Columbia (o.k., I'm the first mate), and I spend a large percentage of my time at our beach house in Seaside." That about sums it up.
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2 Responses to O.K. look, here’s the deal

  1. I confess… I adjust too! lol


    • Leila says:

      Sometimes I wonder what it would cost to have a nutritionist come and stay with me for a week, and watch me prepare everything I make and do the numbers for me. And then I think, with the observation, I would probably fail to be accurate to my daily life. LOL.


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