1600 calories --really boring diet post! Skip if you hate diet talk.
How do people do it? I personally know people that are living on 800 calories a day or less. I know that if I'm going to make any progress with my fitness goals I'm going to need to eat less than my 2,000 calorie a day average. Meesha said she asked her friend who'd lost a bunch of weight how she did it, and she said "It was so hard I thought I was going to die". It IS hard. I did My Food Diary for 2 years? 3 years?, and all it taught me was that I usually needed to go running or spinning for an extra hour most days to keep from screwing myself up because I ate so much. Not good for mental or physical health --that idea. June at email@example.com (someday I'll need to learn that link thing) did a post yesterday about getting off the diet mentality. I've made a lot of progress in that area this year, learning to eat protein at every meal, and to get in my nonfat dairy, flax seeds, 6 vegetables a day, and fiber. Also, learning the WW core program has really been helpful, if I'm still physically hungry after a meal, I know to reach for a core item. The problem is I went back hyper, so my appetite went through the roof the last month or so. I get used to eating more, my muscle tone gets eaten up by the Graves, and then when I'm back in balance, I have some new bad habits to break, I'm a couple pounds heavier, and I have to build my metabolism back up from the abysmal 1056 calorie base it normalizes at after these episodes. So, "back to the beginning Inigo". I started food diary again yesterday trying for 1600 calories, and I only went over by 1200. Yeah, OVER by 1200. It reminds me of that diet email where they say water packed tuna sandwich on light bread, and 2 hersheys kisses for lunch. Then for dinner: rest of bag of Hershey's kisses. I don't know if it's all the coughing I'm doing all day (that's kind of like an ab crunch right? I'm sore like it is.), or not sleeping at night from all the coughing (maybe I need more calories because of that) but I was HUNGRY last night. Sucks. I did really well earlier in the day --got in all my necessary regimen stuff. Then I just kind of lost control. Oh well. Back in the saddle again today. It was the first day, and TODAY can now be the first day. I wish I wasn't sick sitting around the house all day. That would help. You'd think my appetite would go down.
I am a fitness instructor, AFAA certified personal trainer, and a mom of three. Most of the time I'm vegan, with some crazy "free" meals a couple times a week. I have a love/hate relationship with my yard depending on how much work it needs! I grew up in San Diego, and love the ocean. I scuba, but sometimes have panic attacks snorkeling. Given the choice between the superpowers of invisibility and flight, I'd pick flight in a heartbeat. I love my husband, and his patience with my crazy habit of getting into something that's well over my head.