Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Doesn't the saying go: Starve a flu, feed a cold? I thought I have heard that somewhere and wondering how true it is. What I do know is that I am suffering from a sinus infection and chest cold and the two and a half days I have been home on my back, I have been eating like crazy. I don't know if it is boredom or actual hunger or a combo of both. Because I am not doing much moving - though I did manage to get in a light workout both days - I am not having much of a caloric deficit. Part of me tells myself that I need this rest so that I am actually WELL and don't get a secondary illness. I am even considering skipping a lightworkout this evening just so I dont stress my body. The worry with that is that my BMR is only 2100 calories at best and I am en route to eating that much by the end of the day. The Nikki I was three months ago would not only put in a workout, but a hardcore workout and nearly kill myself in the process; I was a slave to the scale. Nikki now understands that I am sick and this is one week in a lifetime and if I don't lose any weight this week, it doesnt derail my entire experience and plans. Plus, I just feel so weak.
But anywho, it is Super Bowl Sunday this weekend and I am super excited! We are having a party here. There will be a ton of naughty foods and I look forward to particpating in naughtiness! I have done well on my journey by planning for days like this and working hard, eating well and keeping hydrated leading up to it. I then allow myself to eat what I like - within reason and I enjoy every bite. I try to make it an experience. And then I eat clean the following day or two afterwards before I allow myself to have fun snacks again. My rule: don't eat bad two days in a row. So for our party we are having Asian wings, a burger bar with all the fixings (I may actually get myself veggie burgers because my tummy cant handle that much beef), Buffalo Chicken dip and chips, truffles and cupcakes. A dieter's dream, right??!!! It sounds scary but somehow on these days I not only eat within range but I tend to have good weight loss on those weeks.
I better get up since I have to run to the bank and I am still in my jammies. Have a wonderful day beautiful people!