Saturday, January 12, 2013
40 really good fitness minutes
1206 tracked calories PLUS making up the deficit. To explain:
I ate a good breakfast, factoring in the coffee and half & half, not light, that I'd have at a workshop. Lunch was manageable; I ate half a tuna-filled pita, no chips, no cookies, a bit of yogurt with pomegranite seeds, and raw veggies. Dinner was half a Greenwise pizza at 315 calories with some broccoli from the garden. Now...I'm hungry, really honestly hungry. Ok, not enough protein today, and I have plenty of calories left for a snack after 12 days of eating on the low end of my cal range. Ate snack. Waited. Still truly hungry. No emotional wanting to eat, but genuinely hungry. Another small high protein snack. That should do it, and I still have calories to spare....
I am STILL hungry. It seems my body is saying it hasn't had enough today--or this week. 1200 cal is my low end, and tonight my body said, "I'm going to send you hunger signals until you feed me a little more fat, a little more protein, and some more carbs."
Here's where it gets good. I ate without weighing, without counting, without measuring until I felt full and satisfied. My cal count before that snack was 1206, and I'm probably a bit over my max of 1550, but I feel good about listening to my body, not mindlessly eating anything and everything, and giving myself permission to simply eat what I needed without feeling guilty.
What's not going to happen is a downward spiral tomorrow. I may need to up my cal count a little for at least some days, and I may not reach my goal of 2 lbs this week. But I think what I chose tonight was realistic and will allow me to keep going.