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South Beach Day 17: Oops

Friday, January 18, 2013

Today was the first time in 2013 that I blew my calories. No, it wasn't a disaster. I didn't even break 2,000. But I did go over my range. And after more than 2 weeks of 1,000 or less calorie days, it feels like quite a bit. I know what I did. I know where the calories went--but one lunch out with my DD (a high school sophomore) was worth it. And I tried really hard--I didn't touch the fried rice on my plate. I just ate the cashew shrimp and my hot and sour soup. Alas, cashew shrimp, according to SP nutrition, is 650 per serving.

One bad day does not ruin the spark or the south beach. I just have to regroup tomorrow. Happily, it is suppose to be 40 deg. outside tomorrow and Sunday, before dipping to low-teens/tens on Monday. I'll be able to get out there and walk. I'm tired of my FitBit registering under 5000 steps per day!

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    I hope that you made a quick recovery. I don't think I could eat so few calories and stay sane. Have been reassessing the virtues of extremely slow weight loss myself, but I really admire you for sticking with your plan for so long. 16 days on South Beach! Good for you!
    1854 days ago
    You'll probably show a loss tomorrow. 1000 calories a day is kinda low for low carb and can sometimes slow your loss. Having a day more in your ideal caloric range can spark a loss. There's a sweet spot that's unique for each person that you have to find, and it changes over time somewhat as well.
    1855 days ago
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    Good luck with your plan!
    1855 days ago
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