One of the last goals of this year was to get a bit leaner. I am well-versed in counting calories, having successfully used it to loose weight at the beginnings of my fitness journey.
The first steps at the time were of course some online tools, but I found them horrible unusable. Therefore I wrote my own Python based command line tool. It was equally horrible to use, but streamlined to my needs.
This worked, I lost weight, and after some time being comfortable with myself, the weight slowly increased.
Now, the tools are not really less horrible to use (tried fddb and myfitnesspal) and my old Python script is broken.
A few months back i tried to wrote something new and better with Electron and typescript, but things always got broken, and learning UI while always fighting the tools really left me dispirited. Nothing against the tools, they obviously work, but it didn’t really fit how I liked to use them.
The latest iteration is completely manual. On paper (together with a spreadsheet).
It is not as bad as I first had guessed.
Only calories and protein is tracked. Protein is rounded to the nearest 5, and calories are rounded always up to the nearest 50. It’s less to write, easier to calculate, and should cover the most important numbers. The weight itself is tracked via the median, maximum and minimum weights per week. I try to weigh myself always after breakfast, which usually includes something to eat and a cup of tea.
I have been doing this for 3 weeks now, and it gets the job done for now 🙂