Friday, March 15, 2013
I have been working very hard at increasing my fitness. Yes, I desperately want to wear those cute dresses that I am seeing in the stores, but I don't want to do a crash diet or something crazy either so I am working pretty hard at fitting exercise into my day. I am getting up at 5 am and working out 20-30 minutes a day.
Today, I logged my fitness minutes and the tracker threw up this little note about my calorie range against my current fitness goal. HMMMMMM, I changed the fitness goals I had entered at the beginning of time (waaaaaaaay back then!) and suddenly, my daily recommended range moved up in DRAMATIC fashion.
Now, it makes sense to me that burning too many calories while not replacing them might be a problem, but that new range approaches 2000 calories a day....and i had been in the 1200 to 1500 range previously. I am completely stressed out that eating that much will just create big problems for me.
Am I being hysterical, or do I really need to find a way to add some calories back in? It makes sense that a reasonable, protein based snack would be a good addition, but it also seems like I am working hard on adding produce to increase my food choices and keep my calories LOW.
Why is this so stressful??? Isnt' stress bad for weight loss??????