Friday, December 02, 2016
Soo... the first two days of the diet overhaul went well in the sense that I stuck to my plan well. My significant other has been very encouraging. In fact, when I was sort of "slipping" a bit last night (mentally, I mean) he handed me an apple so I wouldn't be tempted to go hunt for a snack on my own. It was incredibly sweet and wonderful of him. He has his own hopes/dreams for health, and I think together we're going to one day make an unstoppable team. One step at a time.
Anyway, I finished yesterday at 1665 calories (only 35 calories under budget!) and 105 g of protein. I intend to make today better.
The biggest change I'm noticing is how TIRED I am. Truly. Now, in fairness, I'm always tired. However, this is such an exhaustion that I'm sleeping 10-12 hours each night. I overslept terribly today. I haven't been to swim either day. :( I just don't have the energy. I'm going to try to go tonight but earlier so that I have dinner + a snack to look forward to when I get home. I won't be able to do that every night because of my schedule but I can at least do it Fri-Sat-Sun while I hope my body regulates to the decreased calorie intake. At least I've been gradually decreasing my intake over the past month: can you imagine if I'd gone from 2500+ per day to 1500? That would have been quite the shock. Instead, it's only a drop of about 500-600 calories a day. But it doesn't explain why I'm tired.
I just need to push through and make sure I'm doing something activity-wise, even light, every day. My body won't adjust if I don't just push through.
Today was the first "headache" day too. But, again, it's not as bad as it could be -- and I know I just need to be kind to myself, push forward gently, and persevere. It will be okay soon.
So... I may not swim crazy laps tonight. Maybe I'll just pool walk and tread water (not the "running" I do in the water that I call treading, I mean true gentle treading) to just enjoy feeling my muscles move through the water. After all, every workout doesn't have to be the high intensity adrenaline rush I always seem to go for. I've never been one to do things half way.
"Patience is a virtue and virtue is a grace; and Grace is a little girl who doesn't wash her face!" ----- I used to say that rhyme to myself when I was a little kid because I've always been naturally impatient. Adulthood hasn't been much better! ;)
I need to keep treating my body with patience, gentleness, and kindness. I'll get there.