Friday, May 04, 2012
Missed a day in there.
Yesterday was alright in terms of food & exercise. Not the best in terms of exercise, but alright for food. Last night was a great test of willpower as we went out after a long day of class (9 AM to 6 PM !) to celebrate another classmate's birthday. I ordered a veggie burger with the salad... ate all the salad and only 1/2 the burger and hydrated with some H2O. In retrospect I wish I had just gotten a salad, but it is likely that wouldn't have filled me up and I would have just eaten something when I got back to my room.
It continues to amaze me how filling my breakfasts are. I think it has to be the combo of protein powder + peanut butter .. the mix of protein and fat REALLY does do wonders for satiation. I really don't feel hungry AT ALL from 7:30 AM (when I usually wake up and eat) to about 1 PM (when I usually get my first break for lunch). It is amazing. I'm a girl who is so used to eating all carbs and being hungry every 2-3 hours!!
Today my mummy, sister, and grandma are coming to visit for the weekend. I'm going to make a conscious effort to not let the fact that they are on vacation ruin my current progress toward eating properly. Without running, and 70-80 km weeks, I am really being forced to watch my calorie intake. My food is NOT being burned off the way it used to. I am used to eating whatever I want and whenever. And now that I'm sidelined for the next few weeks, I REALLY have no choice but to watch what I eat. I'm already 3-4 pounds over my normal weight, I definitely don't need anymore than that.
While I miss running, I have to say that I love how this "obstacle" is changing the way I look at food. I am beginning to recognize when I am full and when I am truly hungry. It is forcing me to tune into my hormonal hunger cues and really listen to my body.
THATS all for nowwww