I had a MUCH better today and I owe that to two things.
- Staying true to the blog. I‘m convinced that that one commitment made huge difference in my last weight loss attempt. You know, the attempt where I actually lost 70lbs! For those of you who don’t blog I recommend spilling your guts out in a journal. When you force yourself to admitted, observe and learn from your own behavior you can then truly move on. There is almost something cleansing and forgiving about it.
- All of your kind words, observations, theories and recommendations. They keep me going! They really do.
So I hear you, more protein, more calories to account for my workouts and for as much as I don’t want to admit it, watch my cycle. You guys are right, a lot of my cravings are hormonal. There is definitely a cycle there and apparently, we aren’t crazy (like my husband thinks I am). I found this study from the UK that concludes….
Orderly fluctuations in eating and other measures of food consumption do occur during the menstrual cycle. Generally, there is an increase in energy intake and appetite during the pre-menstrual phase
Great, just great, like I didn’t have enough to battle on the weight loss front.
As for my goals today, I met most of them. I drank so much water I spent half the day in the bathroom, which was good a weird way. I ate tons of fruit and veggies and I followed my plan, giving me that “see I can do this feeling”. The goal I missed was my 20 points but I’m not worried about it. . I’m really not trying to lose (except that those 2 clingy pounds I picks up on vacation) and I’m not into starving myself. I was hungry, stomach growling hungry, so I ate. I ate good stuff, not a sleeve of cookies or a full bag of chips but I ate.
|Morning Scale Reading: 143.5 (I thought it would be much higher)|
|Apple Pie Oatmeal (brought back an old favorite for this cold October day)||4|
|Whole Wheat Banana Nut Muffins||2|
|Butternut Apple Pear Soup with shrimp||4|
|8 oz lite flavored yogurt||2|
|Chicken Noodle soup||4|
|Quick Sandwich on a whole wheat English muffin with a a Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge lean ham, turkey pepperoni, baby spinach leaves and mustard||4|
|bag of 94% ff popcorn||4|
|Daily Activity Log|