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Day 18: Tracking Calorie is EYE OPENING

Friday, August 12, 2016

Insanity: I was going to skip today because I have a cold, but I still got to the gym early at work and my coworker was ready for me, so we did the video. I did go easier than usual, but was pouring sweat at the end. I felt better after the workout (well, after the shower after the workout). I then had a stressful day and some energy (odd, I'm sick..), plus I wanted to daydream and zone out to my music, so I went back to the gym for 30 minutes elliptical. It was light workout, the elliptical tends to be for me. But I still plan to sleep early tonight - my body needs rest.

Mindful eating: Tracking today I see I ate a very small breakfast and lunch, I was at 800 calories after breakfast,lunch,and snack. Then, however, I got hit with some hunger. I ate the same cuban pork dish as last night..except I had 2 tonight. Then I made some oatmeal with greek yogurt. Didn't finish it because I felt full, but was definitely still hungry when I first started. So at the end, this 'dinner' was 1100 calories! I went over my 1400-1500 goal, but I did burn an extra 200+calories on the eliptical. Still, it is so mind opening to see how undereating during the day really leads to a heavily back end weight calorie day. What if I had taken an extra 300 calories to lunch and breakfast? Would that have been better?

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    I agree that tracking is so eye opening! You should experiment with the extra calories at breakfast and lunch and see if that helps. Good luck!!
    1569 days ago
    It's amazing how a small tweak can put you over. It would be interesting if you tried out your theory about the 300 calories during the day and posted your findings.
    1570 days ago
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