Monday, February 02, 2009
So hungry. Whether I'm going to be on a beach in 13 days or not, it's time to up my calories a bit. All along I'd had it in the back of my mind that I would be willing to adjust if I couldn't handle the bottom of the range (ie - 1200) anymore. (I lasted a surprisingly long time, considering I typically feel hungry even after I eat 2,200.) I'm going up - I was at 1,411 today and I'm going to try around 1,500 tomorrow.
A student handed me a cupcake for her birthday today. I put it aside until the kids were gone, and then I threw it away. Of course it helped that she had a cold so I imagined all kinds of germs on it..... :) I also refused to let my gaze linger over the leftover muffins etc. that are still in the teachers room from Friday's staff breakfast!
Today was the first day in this challenge that I actually saw a higher weight than the previous day - 141.2. There are such a huge number of variables that go into a person's weight at any given moment though - just try comparing your weight before and after drinking a glass of water! Given what my challenge has been like, I am positive that I lost some fat even when the scale read higher. Plus I wore a pair of pants today that didn't fit last week, and tomorrow I'm wearing my one and only pair of size 2s, and I tried them on already to make sure they'll fit.
After this challenge is over I want to spend some time just eating highly nutritious food until satisfied, without worrying about restriction restriction restriction. It's driving me crazy.
I've been reading/hearing an awful lot lately that suggests that the fewer animal products we eat, the better off we are. I've never been a big meat person, so that's fine by me. In fact last week when my batch meal was minestrone soup, the only non-vegan item I was consuming was yogurt. This week I'm having salmon, but a very small amount. Then again, I'm eating small amounts of EVERYTHING right now.
My complexion has cleared right up, by the way - my skin looks soooo much better when I eat healthy.