Tuesday, June 11, 2013
So the last week or so has been tough. Real tough. Like really, really, really tough. Just trying to emphasize that. I went over my calories today because for the first time since I re-started back in April I actually felt, well, a little defeated to be honest.
This is how I've felt the last week or so:
I feel hungry and tired ALL THE TIME. This happened last time around at this point in my sparkpeople effort and people suggested I wasn't eating enough or I was working out too much for what I was eating. I have been horribly underestimating my calories burned compared to what I actually do so I have increased my weekly burn on the start menu, which has increased my minimum calories about 200.
Despite that, I'm not sure what it was or what it is now but it's frustrating. I just want to eat everything in site. Oh and I'm SICK of measuring and weighing EVERYTHING. It's getting tedious and because I feel tired I think that is making the calorie counting even MORE tedious.
Maybe to make it a bit easy over the next few days I may try to eat really simple foods and stuff that is easy to track like Subway sandwiches, canned tuna, stuff with really really clear nutrition labels and only one or two servings so it's more straightforward. Just to give myself a break from counting every tiny crouton or gram of cheese, etc.
I've also worked out what my "maintenance" calorie amount is (isn't SP great?!) and I made sure that even though I went OVER my deficit calorie amount today I didn't go over my maintenance amount. So that's something right?
I don't know, what do you guys think? I'd love some opinions on this and stories about what any of you have done in tough spots like this. I know I need to be kind to myself and if I start freaking out over an imperfect day I will be setting myself up for the wrong kind of lifestyle, but I'm curious....is this just a normal lull where my body and mind are resisting the weight loss?
Thanks in advance for any input guys!