1200 isn't so bad

Friday, June 17, 2011

After my brother-in-law left from his annual visit, which always includes much eating and at least a few pounds gained, I decided it was the best time to get back on track. I actually didn't gain that much, considering I haven't really been watching what I've been eating much since last year around this time.

Over the year I've been away, I only gained about 5 pounds, which really impressed me. There were a lot of bad days in the last year where I just let myself eat whatever I wanted, sometimes binging so badly that I would be physically in pain from all the food I'd eaten. It's been a really rough year.

So when the week of eating out with my hubby's brother ended, I jumped on the chance to make things right again. I made a new deadline for my weight loss (since my old deadline was actually just days away), and looked to see how many calories I could eat. Ack! 1200?! My calories have always been at the very least 1400, so it was quite shocking to see it so low. I was convinced I wouldn't be able to handle that.

But as it turns out, it's been a cake walk. On some days, I have trouble eating that much. It's so weird for me, because I'm usually eating my maximum calories every day because I'm so hungry. I think I understand what's different this time, though.

I've been really heavily involved in a couple of good books, not to mention busy with my growing garden and some other projects. It's kept me so preoccupied that I pretty much forget to eat sometimes. It's such a weird feeling, though!

At any rate, I shouldn't get too excited. I just started back, and I know my body might just be getting rid of all the crap I ate last week. If I start getting really hungry next week, I'll have to adjust my goal date so I can eat a little bit more.
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