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An Eye Opener

Sunday, June 27, 2010

After a disciplined week filled with 6 workouts and spot-on nutrition, I decided to give myself a break on Saturday. I decided to eat what I wanted and relax. I never sat down and gorged, but ate little treats and did not measure out my portions. At the end of the day, I knew I'd eaten too much, but didn't think it was THAT much. I felt I'd eaten what used to be an "average" day for the old me.

The surprise came this morning when I decided to log what I'd eaten the day before. After I got done entering all of my foods, my total calories shocked me - 4,800 calories!!!!

4,800 calories!!!

This is what I considered an "average day" and I didn't even think I'd really gone overboard.


You can bet your sweet bibby I tracked everything I ate today, stayed within my calories, and even managed to do that with lunch at a restaurant.

I know I need to track what I eat, but I never fully realized what a massive amount of calories I can consume and still trick myself into thinking that "I'm not doing too bad."

Thank goodness for SP.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MCBIGSIS 6/27/2010 8:54PM

    Things can really get away from you when you 'think' you're eating okay. NOT!!! I learned that here too.
Keep up the good work!!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 6/27/2010 8:45PM

    Oh my! That is a lot. Glad you jumped back in the SP ranges!!

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