I'm still trying to figure out this nutrition tracker thing. Some days I only run a couple miles, so I only burn 300-400 calories. Some days I manage an hour on the elliptical so it's more like 700-800. Today, I went for a five hour hike and was carrying a heavy backpack...so I probably burned over 1,000.
But then, to celebrate the fact that I got a new job (this is definitely NOT a usual thing, and I did really well with my calorie intake this whole week), I went to Olive Garden and got a little carried away with their never ending pasta bowl thing. I only had two bowls, and it was with the whole wheat pasta and the tomato based sauces, and only a couple breadsticks, but I still feel like I ate too much.
But I'm hoping I'm in the clear because of my long hike today. Is that kind of how it works?
For the longest time, I was just sticking to about 1300 cals a day no matter what type of exercise I was doing. And that worked, but only for so long. The closer I get to my goal weight, the harder it is, and I have to mix things up a bit as my body adjusts. I hate trying to figure out what my body's doing!!
| current weight: 143.0