Wednesday, July 03, 2013
So I had been doing so well. I added cycling to my exercise and I love it so much (I used to cycle everywhere before I had my daughter). I still kept my normal workout routine which meant there were a few days last week when I actually burned more calories than I consumed.
But I guess it was a bit too much. On Sunday I found myself extremely exhausted. We were invited to a BBQ. I had eaten very healthy all day to counteract whatever I would eat at the BBQ. We were supposed to eat early afternoon but somehow we only started eating at about 6.30pm and I was STARVING. I ate it all, you guys. And felt really bad about losing control. I don't mind indulging every once in a while. I think it's important in fact. I share a treat with my daughter every few days but I always plan that into my day. This was not planned and I ate so much, I didn't even track it because it was all a blur.
Monday I made up for it though. I only consumed about 1500 calories and I burned more than 1800 calories that day.
Yesterday, I wasn't able to go cycling but I did go to the gym, doing cardio for an hour. Again, I felt really exhausted and while I did meet my goal, it wasn't a great workout. And afterwards I was starving. I had a salad for lunch and was so proud of myself. I decided that I could treat myself to some Greek yogurt with a bit of jam in it. All still OK. But then I had the biggest chocolate craving. I had an old chocolate bar in the freezer which I devoured, still frozen. After that I still didn't feel satisfied. I ate a bunch of veggie chips. I don't eat processed food normally. I had bought those chips for a road trip and to have somewhat healthier snack options for my toddler but I ate way too many chips. I didn't feel good.
For dinner, I had salad again but I ended up eating a ton of salad, much more than I planned. Needless to say, I didn't weigh myself this morning.
What I hate about this is how helpless I felt. Indulging is OK. Letting yourself go, is not.
I really don't know what's going on. I just felt so HUNGRY.
Any ideas why that could be? Did my body think I am starving because I worked out too much? Could it be hormones? We are trying to conceive and this hunger started right after I ovulated (sorry dudes, I know this is TMI for the men folks).
Either way, I hope that's going away soon. And I am craving green juices again. I made an arrangement with a friend to borrow her juicer for a few weeks, to see if the extra work of making my own juice is really worth it for me and if it is, I will buy a juicer.
I just hate when my body does things that I don't want it to do.