Tuesday, August 14, 2007
140.0 today. I knew it was going to be a good weigh-in just by looking at my tummy this morning. :)
At 1,500 calories per day, I don't really get hungry, except sometimes right before bed when it's been a few hours since dinner - and when that happens, I just gladly accept the hunger as proof that I'm not eating TOO much and will still lose weight. And besides, I never get crazy, uncomfortably, grouchy hungry at 1,500. At 1,500, I almost always have enough energy to do things, so I don't have to plan my workouts or my social outings to be near meals. I don't worry that I'm running out of food before the day is over.
At 1,200-1,300 calories per day, I could sometimes manage, sometimes not. Sometimes EVERYTHING revolved around food. I would get this panic feeling if I was close to the end of my food for the day but it was still the middle of the day. I had to plan activities around food, because exercise and simply even hanging out with people was too difficult if I was too hungry. Hunger was a daily thing and it was to the point where I'd be grouchy and unproductive.
IF I end up determining that I'm not losing at 1,500 (after over a week, I still really don't know! I started at 140.8 and now I'm at 140.0 - too close to tell!) I think I could try 1,400, but I really hope I don't have to dip down below 1,300 ever again. It's not pleasant.
By the way, guess what...today I found out that my blog inspired another SP member so much that she publicly thanked me on her blog. Isn't that cool!?!?
Oh, also my mother told me this morning that I look like I weigh 110 pounds. HA YEAH RIGHT, but her point is that I already look good enough at my current weight, and that I look like I weigh less than 140. Very nice of her to say, but doesn't mean I'm going to stop doing what I'm doing!