September already. Wowzer. Summer is over and my summer weight loss attempts = maintain. I'll take it. Maintaining is better than gaining, although obviously my aim was to lose. No sense crying over spilled milk - time to get back on that horse, and with the half-marathon a month and a half away I have some work to do!
I've been busy counting my calories most days on MyFitnessPal.com, not feeling too bad when I go over my daily allotted calories (1,590/day) needed to lose my unwanted pounds. But how much do those extra 100 cals in the form of coffee creamer, afternoon carb snack, etc. actually add up to?
A LOT over time. Even 100 extra calories eaten a day, means 700 extra calories week = almost a pound of gained weight/month.
Years ago a friend shared a YouTube video (it's overly dramatic, but it gets the point across) about how eating a little more each day can be a detriment to one trying to lose weight. Here it is, and here is why when most go over daily calorie budget, even just a little, they don't lose. Even if it's just a little.