Can you carry over calories to the next day?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I have been trying to eat between 1200-1500 calories a day. Yesterday, I only ate 1040 calories but today I ate 1930 calories, so if you combine the 2 days together I am still 30 calories ahead and on target. Right?

I didn't mean to go over, but in my defense I blame it on PMS and the fact that I did something really really stupid. I bought the kids Easter candy and hid it in my closet. PMS hits, I have a zit on my cheek at age 41 to prove it and that chocolate bunny was calling my name like someone addicted to crack. The kids were at school, my husband was in another state and the temptation to watch my favorite show and dip that bunny in peanut butter was too great, not to mention savoring the moment of quiet and chocolate all at the same time. Totally worth the calories.

Anyhoo, I think I'm still on track. I did strength training for 50 minutes and the bike for 20 and I took all my vitamins. I'm super women, right? emoticon
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    I feel your pain. I am trying to maintain your same calorie goal which is not easy at all. I am not giving up even if I have a bad day, week, month or year! I have different types of food craving & I am am trying to have some foods at hand that may help me stay on track. Try to have availabe foods that you can eat when you need a chocolate fix such as "Mini Delights" which are low calorie rice cakes or 100 calorie chocolate pudding. I have bad days in which I ate four chocolate puddings within 5 minutes but I still feel good about my food choices.
    3374 days ago
    Okay, so maybe the calories don't carry over. BUT you have to look at the big picture. Is this the way you usually get your calories to balance out? Probably not! For the last week, or several weeks, how many times have you gone over in calories? Do you do it once a week or once a month? The main goal (I think) is to have a lot of good days and when you do have a bad day, don't beat yourself up over it. Just be aware that you can't keep eating like that and get back on track! This is for the rest of your life! I personally could not live happily without the occasional chocolate and peanut butter! But that is just me! LOL
    3375 days ago
  • DAWNO64
    They don't carry over, but don't worry about it too much!! The PMS/premenopause thing gets to me sometimes and I will over-indulge some days; in the long run it evens out. Some days I go WAY over my calorie range, other times I go under. You'll be fine. I guess the hubby was smart and got out of town for PMS week, huh?
    3375 days ago
    I agree, I don't think they carry over but we all have challenges that are unusual. this week my nieces are hear on spring break. My fitness is awesome but my nutrition is in the pits. I just hope it evens out.
    3375 days ago
  • GINNJEN2000
    Dont worry... I believe you still are on track. Everyone has days like that and PMS is a huge stressor for many. Move on today and done look back with regret. Your in the process of changing and changing only happens in time and lots of redos. emoticon
    3375 days ago
  • KMOLIVER1124
    As much as i would like to say yes...im going to have to go with a No, they dont carry over... But- i can say this- i know exactly how you feel!! PMS is my WORST temptation time and dang those holidays with tons of candy!!
    And i TOTALLY understand your moment of peace and quiet.. I think you did a great job by making sure to get in a little extra exercise! Keep it up hun! You're on the right track!!! emoticon
    3375 days ago
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