Saturday, August 22, 2009
I looked at my stack graph of exercise, BMR and calorie intake.
Hm. Hm. I should like like Kate Moss, according to these charts. More likely, though, I'm in starvation mode more often than I should be. There are weeks in there where my calories are in the orange BMR range rather than in the green exercise range.
I got the big red "YOU HAVE GONE OVER YOUR CALORIES BURNED BY A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT..." message by Thursday, and I decided to eat over today, have a cheat meal, whatever.
McDonald's was probably not the right choice. It tasted disgusting, and I missed part of Inglorious Basterds because I was writhing with pain in the bathroom. Kept it down by sheer willpower. (Yeah, I'm proud of that, I'm learning it's worse to get rid of it because of the loss of water/electrolytes than suffering it out.)
I had some Chinese food (lo mein, not bad) and a french bread pizza (slimy!) - in addition to my healthy food.
Right around 3400 calories for the day. Lost 900 of that to my long run, so I'm over by around 1000 calories, I think?
I used to eat ~5,000 calories/day on a fairly regular basis. That's kind of horrifying and fascinating - processed food adds so much calorically, yet the ill effects of overeating aren't felt because of the relative lack of bulk from the food.
Oh, but I'm feeling it, let me tell you.
Tomorrow, the last trail run before the half. I want to get some hills in before the taper. I just want to finish, not win anything. NO killing myself. No.
Hope you all had super-wonderful weekends!!!