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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.
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    I definitely think you are also burning more calories and your body needs more. Increase your calorie intake daily throughout the day so you don't feel so starving at the end of it. 1500 calories per day if you are burning 1800 simply is too low! Try making some adjustments. emoticon
    1810 days ago
  • TLG71567
    It is probably a combination of all of those things. If your burning too many calories, your body will need more food to fuel all of that exercise. Make sure you're drinking plenty of water and taking some time off from exercising each week. Don't beat yourself up about a little overeating, just grab the reigns and control where you're going next. emoticon
    1810 days ago
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