Beck Day 11 Report
Monday, March 12, 2018
First let me apologize to Tiger Woods (as if it mattered to him) that I doubted. Second place is a great start to his comeback. So, time for me to get to my own comeback, getting back to the weight I want to be and getting back to the level of running fitness I enjoy.
Yesterday was Beck Day 11, charting hunger, desire for food and cravings all day long. The most obvious experience I had was at 8:30pm when I had a strong craving mostly in my mouth for anything sweet, but probably chocolate would do best. I waited out the craving. It only lasted 10 minutes and I felt satisfied for quite a while after.
My morning breakfast yesterday did not satisfy me. I had 352 calories, 57 carbs, 28 grams protein, 7 fiber, but only 4 fat grams. I felt mild hunger in my mouth and stomach all the way to lunch. That was not my regular breakfast and I'm thinking I probably needed more fat.
Lunch was satisfying and I had no hunger for 2 hours, followed by mild hunger mouth and stomach for 2 hours. It was then 5 o'clock and I felt more hungry with stomach rumblings and a headache. By 5:30 I was shaky and didn't feel good. From 6-6:30pm I was distracted by cooking and not too uncomfortable. I ate at 6:30pm. I ate my nutritious meal slowly, but when I was done I looked at what was left on the table to be put away and almost cried. I could not believe that was all I get for the day. I did not know how I was going to make it to morning when I was still really, really hungry, stomach, head, mouth, all. I had a couple cups of decaf coffee and that helped me settle down. At 7pm and 7:30pm I was still hungry - stomach feeling empty. At 8 pm, amazingly I finally felt satisfied. At 8:30 I had the brief craving that passed. At 9 o'clock I was fine. In the 9:30 half hour I had a thought that I wanted to eat but the thought only last a few seconds and passed. At 10 o'clock no hunger. At 10:30 weak cravings in mouth. At 11 o'clock I had mild hunger in stomach but went to bed. I could not sleep ( wonder if decaf still has too much caffeine?) and felt hungry for the next 3 hours. I got up and had an herbal tea. Didn't help. Got up an hour later and gave in and had a banana. Decided that although on Sunday only had 11 calories left to eat (1589 eaten), I'd count the banana on Monday. Not good, but I then slept.
So, it was not an easy day. I did a good job of recording. Credit for that! And I almost, almost stayed within my eating guidelines.
Today I'm doing Beck Day 12. It is a running day on my schedule. I ate breakfast and then just ran 2 miles. Usually I would have run at least 3, but I didn't want to cause extra hunger on a day I'm skipping lunch. It is noon now and I'm not as hungry as I was yesterday, although I could eat. My hardest time will probably be feeding the granddaughters after school snacks. We'll see.
Hope your experiment of one is going well. Have a great day!