Better than expected
Monday, July 26, 2010
I was fighting cravings all day. I wasn't even hungry, I just wanted to eat!!! I know what the deal is, it comes around every month. It's always the same, low energy, food cravings, moments of depression alternating with moments of extreme emotions.
I did better on my calories than I expected however, considering the way I felt all day. I actually came in around 1500 which is way lower than I though it would be. I also didn't feel much like exercising because my son decided to share his summer cold with me so I had a sore throat today. Also it has been extremely hot around here but today it rained. That lowered the temp but when you go outside you may as well go step into the shower because you will be wringing wet soon enough. That's not very conducive to exerciseing outside. However, I did manage a 3 mile Walk Away the Pounds this morning and a 2 mile walk around the park this afternoon. Then I managed to get a short session of yoga in too.
So I have around a 500 calorie deficit for today and I feel like I'm doing real well!
By the way, maintenance was not working for me. Even eating an average of 1800 calories a day WITH exercise was too much. I was slowly inching my way back up the scale. Sad but true. So I guess I will pretty much be holding around 1500 to maintain. 1300 - 1400 to get these last few pounds back down where they should be, under 145.
Oh well, I will feel better in a few days and I will be able to get some more intense exercise in before school starts and I have to go back to work.