Calorie range not gonna cut it today
Friday, August 31, 2012
Today I ate bfast at 7am. The usual - 416 calories.
I then walked 2 miles to an appt.
At 10:30am when I got out, I was pretty hungry. And I knew I had a big energy expenditure in front of me: walking .7 miles to the grocery store and then walking 1.8 miles home carrying heavy groceries (thanks Google Maps!).
So at 10:30 I ate the food I brought with me: some tempeh with lentils, quinoa, and homemade salsa. The food tracker tells me this was a 620 calorie meal, but it sure didn't feel like one. In fact when I was done I was still hungry, so I ate the almonds I brought with me, rounding the meal out to 780 cals total.
It took me an hour to make it the 1.8 miles home from the store. I had to stop numerous times during the last half to put the bags down and rest my arms. It was in the high 80s but breezy. Comfortable in the shade, pretty hot in the sun.
I made it home kinda delirious. Thing is, I didn't get enough sleep last night or the night before. And I did a lot of walking and hauling stuff around yesterday as well. So those things need to be factored in too.
I felt pretty hungry so I ate 1/3 of a package of tofu, half a baked sweet potato, and 1/2 a cup of salsa. 296 calories. I guess we're calling this dinner even though it was only about 2pm. I was making a lot of mistakes and moving really slowly, so I laid down for a 40 minute nap.
It's now 4:30pm. I have 0-58 calories left for the day. Normally by now I'd have enough left for a nice dinner and sensible snack.
I'm a little frustrated because all week I knew I'd be going out to dinner tonight. So I had in my head that I'd try to go for more salads and fruits and veggies today, with dinner as the day's big meal. But I didn't think about all the energy I was going to expend today and really every day this week. And now here we are, the day is winding down, and I didn't even really do most of the things I needed to do today.
I'm not sure I put in my food amounts properly for that tempeh meal. It seems so crazy that it would be 780 calories. But I stared at the numbers and couldn't find anything wrong.
Also I think I might be working out more than the site thinks, which means my cal range might be too low.
And finally I think I just pushed it too hard this week. Not getting enough sleep certainly made things worse.
I'm not going to try to keep it under 58 calories tonight. I'm going to go out to dinner as planned, and eat a sensible meal. Later tonight I might have a piece of fruit for a snack. It's annoying that this is going to throw today's numbers off, but they are just numbers and the truth is this is what my body needs today.