Thursday, August 27, 2009

Day 2 - Feeling snacky...

Yesterday went well. I stayed on point, even though I did end up eating more calories than I should have. At the end of the night I was hungry and ate a bowl of cereal that was MUCH too big. But I measured it out so I could account for it. I ended the day with about 1800 calories and 135 ounces of water. I was unprepared for my evening class food-wise, so I rushed home and made a sandwich to take with me so I wouldn't be starved and tempted to eat something bad. I think that's why I was so hungry at bedtime. Next Wednesday I will be better prepared. And my class time got bumped from 4:30 to 5 p.m., so I'll have more time to go home and get something good.

Today has been good so far. I found a website that I really like to log my food with. I'm sure you all have heard of it... I actually found it by accident. I was trying to look up NI for my fruit today, and found a website called The Daily Plate. I guess these two sites are linked, because on Livestrong you can log all your NI and exercise using the Daily Plate's database. I really like it because it has EVERYTHING - even store brands. And it's user friendly. I went back and journaled everything for this week so far. Remember my off-day on Tuesday? Yeah, I calculated that was a 3000 calorie day! Damn! But it's good to know what kind of damage even a "little" slip can do.

I was supposed to have class this afternoon, too, but my Wed. teacher also teaches my Thurs. class and I found out that she was not going to be there so I skipped. I also skipped the gym, but vow to do a DVD before I go to bed. I've used about 1000 calories so far today because I've felt so snacky! I went to the grocery yesterday and got some peaches and strawberries that I took to work for snack today. Even though I wasn't hungry, I had ate all the fruit before lunch. And then ended up eating a LUNA bar after lunch. I'm planning for a turkey burger and some veggie for dinner, so hopefully I'll still come out ok as far as calories go.

I'm kinda confused about the calories, too. The Livestrong site says that for my height and weight, in order to lose 2 lbs each week I need to eat 2100 calories. That seems WAY too high for me, because when I was losing before I was eating around 1200 calories. I usually try to keep in around 1500 at the highest. But you know, for this week, I think the real victory is that I'm journaling and even KNOW how many calories I'm eating! I'm still so bloated from TOM I'm not really expecting a loss anyway, so maybe if I can trudge through the weekend and keep up my good habits I can set a target for Monday. I have been consistent all week with drinking over 100 ounces of water, and no caffeine, so that's good, too.

Something funny happened last night. I got a message on Facebook from some guy that wanted to buy my blog for $100. WTF? Any of you that are friends with me on Facebook know I play Mafia Wars and have almost 1000 friends, so I get several friend requests every day. I just always accept everyone, but apparently this guy had went to my Facebook account from this blog. I was insulted (because my blog is priceless to me), and removed him from my friends on Facebook. My blog is NOT FOR SALE, lol.

Yesterday my stress level felt a lot better, and today it's been good, too. Yeah, the problems are still there. But I'm really trying to just take one day at a time and get through it. Tomorrow will worry about itself...