Finals = eating like crap, but good grades?
Sunday, May 05, 2013
I weighed in at 153 before finals week started. I weighed 162 this morning, and that's giving it an extra day for the bloat to wear down. I figure 1 more pound of water, but that still means I gained a solid 8 pounds of fat in about 7 days.
Yes, I belive that number is accurate. 3500 calories per pound. That is how much I ate.
It was utterly stupid, but it was keeping me happy or something and I was doing a good job studying. Like, every 2 hours I was eating a small meal. Study electronics, microwave some chicken and rice, study energy systems, make a PB&J. I would have been ok with that bit of overeating to get some good grades, but then at night I would massively overeat out of either celebration or sorrow. On the last night, myself and one other guy who both have talked about how much we love ice cream killed a quart of Ben and Jerry's and a package of oreos while watching Game of Thrones with everyone else celebrating that finals were already over lol. That was fun, but the problem was I did worse than that the nights I was home alone with no witnesses.
The only solace I can take is I got As and Bs in everything, and even managed to pull my GPA up a bit this semester. Now I'm home with the family for two weeks and need to just eat sanely and lose this weight. The nice thing is they are eating quite a bit better than we did when I was growing up (they are horribly off track tho, and think all fats are evil but snacking on copious carbs/sugar is fine) So if I just fight a little hunger and don't snack I should be ok. Sun's coming out so I'll be running a bit too.
I'm thinking of keeping a point system or something. 1 pt for each day with calories in or under range, and 1 pt each day I just don't freaking binge. I know that shouldn't be that prevalent a goal, but obviously, as last week pointed out, even the knowledge that I'll feel like crap physically and mentally the next day isn't even to stop me once the full belly bliss kicks in.
Maybe some stupid little game with points to spend will keep me focused here at home. So far so good in my two days here. Maybe a couple people reading this will check my trackers once a day or so to help keep me honest as well.