Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Went over my calories yesterday by around 300. Trouble started in the morning. As usual I had breakfast about 7:30am and felt famished by 10:30am. I remembered that on Friday, indulging in that hunger led to eating too many calories that day. So I decided I would be a big girl and wait til a more suitable time for lunch. I didn't think a small snack would do anything to help. I was able to wait the couple hours and then finally had my lunch and snack together. Trouble was, it wasn't enough food. I was still so hungry a half hour later. So I ate some more. Then I started getting urges to eat sweets. And because I'd been depriving myself, my brain got into this mode where it says, "no more deprivation! we're snapping the rubber band back the other way! get ready!" So I ate the sweets. It really wasn't much, about 200 calories. But then DH wasn't feeling well and kept wanting to eat toast with jam. I normally try to stay away from such things but seeing him eat it made me want to as well. So I did.
The whole day wasn't a total wash. It's only 300 calories. I'm not feeling super down about it. I may have learned a lesson though...if I'm hungry, I need to eat, and I need to eat sufficient calories. 280 calories is not going to cut it for lunch.
The interesting thing is that on days when I try to eat less, it's harder to meet my minimums for various nutrients, but on days when I eat what I want, I seem to be able to hit almost everything just fine.
Also interesting is that I wasn't on SP as much yesterday or the previous few days. Maybe if I'd been more active, things would have gone differently? Hmm.
Today I have some running around to do. I will probably feel tired and not want to go to the gym. But I'm going to make an honest effort to do so. The last time I weight trained was Sunday so I am due for it.
Love to everyone...have a great day.