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Post splurge meal cravings


Sunday, March 03, 2013

You know...a month ago I didn't know how in the world I would make it an entire week with only one day going over 2000 calories. The idea of only having one splurge meal per week seemed extremely like an extremely daunting if not impossible goal to reach. Today I'm considering waiting for three weeks before having another splurge meal.

I did all right - I mean, I had pizza and a couple of drinks but the entire day before that was great. I was super active (spring cleaning day), got my workout in, had a lot of water - I lived the rest of the day as if it were any other and then I enjoyed the heck out of my pizza and beer night. TODAY is a different story.

Today I feel bloated. Greased out. Tired. Dehydrated. Hungry. I found it extremely hard to not eat like crazy today. I don't know if it was just because I had leftover pizza for breakfast (my breakfast tends to set the tone for the entire day) or if the science behind fast food is THAT good that it can alter my hormones (hunger vs fullness triggers etc) in just one day or what but I was so.....grazy. I just wanted to eat like mad and now I'm extremely full. Regardless of what caused it, I'm not sure I want to set myself up for another so soon. I wonder if 3 weeks will seem really far away when I'm at 10 days or 15 days into the stretch? Meh. I'm going to give it a try anyway. If I make it 3 weeks great, if I make it 2 and decide that's enough, well, so be it.

I ended up eating about 2300 calories for today. It's so weird. A month ago 2300 was a good day for me. Today I'm feeling uncomfortably full and way over salted. It's amazing how our perspectives change..
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