Saturday, August 11, 2012
Well, it's happened a couple times, but I've been able to salvage it at the last minute up to now.
One would think that being below the SP calorie range is a good thing. It's not. None of us want our bodies to go into starvation-mode, hoarding the precious energy we so stingily supply. But, there are days, like today (which, thankfully, often follow days like yesterday), in which it is nearly impossible for me to even hit the bottom number in my caloric range.
It was the perfect storm of a day. After going out last night and being shocked at the numbers involved in a shot of Bailey's, I slept in a bit today, and so didn't eat anything until right before going to work for noon (a small b'fast). I carried what amounted to a good lunch with me, since Friday's are the late days, and I'll often work 9 hours. It was HOURS before I managed to eat anything of what I brought, actually not getting to the main part of the meal until nearly 8pm.
By the time I got home, I was tired, hungry sort of, but not aching to eat. But, I made myself eat another meal (finished around 9:30), and then tracked it all. I'm still more than 200 below my target for calories today, even after that. However, I also made myself do nearly 20 min of strength exercises. So now, I feel good. Tired, but not exhausted. Sated, not overfull. I still have calorie-room, but I can't even bring myself to eat anything for dessert. I'm just "done".
It's been a weird week with weird schedules, and yet, I've kept on... I'm very curious what the scale will show Sunday morning...having a hard time not taking a sneak peek.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Went to see a couple friends perform at a new pub in town. I thought I had prepared myself for the extra calories of the beer. But...I didn't plan for having a second drink. I was shocked to find out how many calories are in a shot of Bailey's!!!! My goodness...I'll need to leave plenty room next time! Thankfully, I did have a bit of exercise today, which offset the extra calories, and left me with a slight differential. Gotta really work on the "math in my head" thing.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Really tempted to splurge tonight and go way over my calorie limit...I'm not exactly hungry, but I'm not satisfied, not in the slightest. My friend made homemade pizza for us, and given what was left for my day, I ate what amounted to a half serving and am now just over my upper limit. But, while I'm not exactly hungry, I don't feel like I ate dinner. I have the major munchies and it's after 9pm. The dough is so calorie dense and nutrient-poor, that I think I just wasted a meal. Problem is, I'm too tired to do much else than grab more of the pizza.
More and more, I'm finding that certain carbs are just a waste (or is it waist?) on me. Give me protein, veggies, fruits, nuts, whole-grain breads, and I stay full and satisfied. Give me breads, pastas, snacks, of highly processed flours and high in sugar, and it's never enough.
I think I'm writing on here to keep myself from running back into the kitchen.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Been doing well, mostly, with changing how and what I eat. The when is a little more difficult to control, given everything. But, today, upset with something totally outside my control, I jumped to the junk and totally overloaded myself on carbs, junk carbs. Fat, too. I'm 400 calories over budget for the day, and I feel icky, with zero energy and a heaviness.
Note to self: if I MUST eat when I get upset, run to the raw veggies!
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