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Trying to find that happy cal range

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ok when I started, it recomened 1500-1900 cal ranges each day. It felt alot and I was often eating under my range.

After a while of this I checked my goals and realised I`d put a target day of a year this september. Thinking that was quite far and if I was eating under I could reset my cal range for a closer day.

I got 1480-1780 abouts. And that worked really well I remember being satisfied with what I could eat, didn`t really thnk about food much.

Then I readjusted the cal range due to weight loss, and it lowered the range to 1420-1720. Not that much difference so I`d be fine, or so I thought.

But I`ve had such problems the past month, with wanting to eat off plan and cravings. I have been eating on average about 1800s the past month, which is over my range. These past few weeks I have been feeling ravenous, all I can think about is food and when I can next eat it. Going to bed looking forward to breakfast, or watching the clock waiting for lunch time.

I wondered what was so different about this past month. I wondered if it was because I had started slacking on fresh fruits and vegetables, and lacking in protien and fiber, and was leaving me feeling hungry. So I started making wholemeal bread and brought plenty of fresh fruit and veggies. The past few days I have been eating fruit and veg with every meal and some snacks, and upping my protien. I have kept to plan coming in within my cal range. But I`m struggling constantly thinking about food, I even had to go to bed early last night to stop myself eating any more and going over my range.

I also wondered that over the months I had managed to add in 3 40min running session per week, ontop of regular active life style walking 3-5k most days (the pedometer on my cell phone says I cloced 6.9km one day!) Maybe the hunger is my body saying it wants more energy, I don`t know.

Surely something can`t be right to feel like this all the time. I believe I am still loosing weight at the 1800s average I have been maintaining the past month. Tommorow I will check with a weigh in, and if indeed I am still loosing I will readjust my goals to allow myself to eat up to the 1800s, giving me a few hundred more cals per day. i`d rather put my goal date back a month or two then struggle like I have been.

But I will not give up!! emoticon
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    I definetely think you made the right decision to readjust your goals to fit what you need. Like you said it is better to go at a slower pace and still reach the same finish line then to sabatoge all your efforts because you aren't getting what you need.

    You are doing great! Keep up the good work! You CAN do this!

    3779 days ago
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