Of course I registered instantly. And now I know that I shouldn't have. When I wrote here that I'm not a "skanky anorexic bitch" I was lying a little. I'm not skanky, and I'm not anorexic. But for the last two years I have been playing with food in a way that is not exactly healthy.
TDP helps people keep track of their eating habits by providing nutritional information on thousands of different kinds of food, and provides the calories per hour burned by doing various kinds of exercise. Registered users can create a profile that saves the information they have logged and creates formatted reports to track weight loss and gain or body measurements. (from Linux.com, click the first link to read more)
And I blame Aleksi for this. I was completely happy with my weight. OK, I probably wasn't but I never thought that I should actually loose some. Until one day after a nice salad Aleksi basically said that I have got fat and that I should eat more salads. And instead of smacking him I decided he was right and I should do something about it. And I didn't eat for months. And I lost eight kilograms. And I was underweight. And extremely miserable even though I loved when people started to notice my weight loss.
I have started to eat since, obviously, because I still exist. But I only got half of the lost weight back. Now that I have seen the dark side, I don't want to go back to the state I now call "chubby". So I struggle to keep my weight low enough. And it means that I still see food as an enemy, that I still skip meals, I still fast. But I'm not obsessed. It's not controlling my life. I think myself as an unhealthy eater, not sick in any way.
I registered to TDP so it could help me to eat more healthier. That it could help me to eat without feeling guilty. But it turned out to be the opposite. I have been registered only for like three days and I have already started to eat less and less. And I'm way too excited over the fact that I have lost weight because of it. I have even found myself thinking how low I could get my weight this way, simply by not eating so much. And even I know it's not OK.
I don't know what to do. I really like the idea of TDP and I don't feel like letting it go. I wonder if I could force myself to eat all the 1,576 calories a day... It sounds a lot even though with that calorie intake I should still be loosing two pounds per week (according to TDP). But I have cracked my metabolism and I know that with 1,576 calories my weight stays the same.
If you're planning to loose some weight, then try out theDailyPlate.com. It's free and very easy to use. But if you're like me, STAY AWAY FROM IT.