Struggle for 1200

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I've struggled to hit my minimum calorie range the last two weeks, barely hitting 1200 each day. It's not intentional, and I know I need the calories, but I just haven't been hungry. It's my TOM, and I didn't crave my usual salty/sweet crap before, I have had absolutely no sugar cravings-it's all so unusual I apparently don't know what to do with myself.

I've walked 11 miles so far this week, and am looking at finishing the week at about 15 miles, although they seem to be super slow, it is not bad for me and my darn knee. You would think with all these miles I have been walking, I would be starving, but that isn't so. I am a super slow eater, (so slow my family makes fun of me), and by the time I am half way through a meal, I am pretty much forcing it down. Has this happened to anyone and if so, what did you do about it? I don't know, maybe my body is actually content for a change.

On another note, I signed up for an Alzheimer's Walk in Willmar for October and am thinking about the 5k walk for suicide prevention in September (this after 3 suicides, 3 attempted suicides, and 17 kids on suicide watch in the very small community I grew up in last week-no I'm not kidding). Now I just have to raise a hundred bucks for a t-shirt. I'm much more excited for the walk then the raise money part. I never do these things, so yeah for something different!
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  • HARLOW10
    It is usually anywhere from 150-20 calories under 1200.
    2896 days ago
    how do you feel about cheese? adding cheese to a couple meals and snacks will up your calories too. Good luck!
    2896 days ago
    HOw much below 1200 are you? If your not too far off, not too much to worry about... if your 200+ off... you could try eating high cal foods that will bring you up... try adding peanut butter to anything! (grahm cracker, celery, etc)...
    2896 days ago
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