Update of yesterday's blog . . .
So, last night, I was sooooooo hungry it hurt. I did what I said I was going to do in yesterday's blog:
I waited 10 minutes and I still wanted to eat.
I tried to distract myself by taking a hot bath in my whirlpool tub. Didn't help.
I tried reading and watching tv. No difference.
Still, I was ravenously hungry. So I ate what amounted to a really BIG snack (I mean about 400 calories big) and then felt better.
This morning, I looked at my nutrition tracker to get a better handle on my calories and see what I should be doing differently. I knew my calorie range was 1200-1550 and I've been trying to eat near the top of my range. I figured even if I was going over a little bit, I was compensating with my exercise and I was ok.
What I found was a real eye-opener for me . . .
When I coordinated my nutrition tracker with my fitness tracker, I found out I could be eating almost 800 calories a day MORE than what I was eating.
NO WONDER I WAS HUNGRY!!!!
Today, I am consciously eating more and hope to feel better tonight.
Just goes to show how important those trackers are. Without them, I would have continued to make this a whole lot harder than it has to be!
Also goes to show that whole "calories in vs. calories out" thing REALLY DOES MATTER!
Hope this helps someone else out there who gets hives just thinking about all the tracking or who is starving themselves unnecessarily.