Friday, August 6, 2010

Health is Good but Thinking is Hard

Have you entered to win the Bodybugg Giveaway today? I hope so – I am hard at work trying to win you all another one because I think everyone should get one!

It seems like almost everyone in my life is in good spirits lately. It’s been really nice, very calming. I have some issues with taking on the moods and attitudes of people surrounding me, so I try really hard to find people who are for the most part very serene and happy, or enthusiastic, energetic, healthy, all those things and I have achieved this with incredible success. I completely advise all of you to do the same – positive attributes are so contagious and it makes you feel amazing when you realize that YOU are sending positivity back to all those people and making them happier too.

Here is how I did yesterday:
Burned 2835 calories
Consumed 1530 calories
Deficit of 1305 calories

I am completely settled into my eating calorie-wise. I think if I stick between 1450 and 1600 a day I feel fulfilled and healthy. There is something that is confusing me though. When I was stuck down eating 1100-1200 calories a day I had the same deficits I do now. So why is the weight MELTING off of me now that I’m eating more? Seriously – I am down almost an entire pound from yesterday. I know, I know, it’s water weight, it’s this and that, we all fluctuate, but I am seeing crazy returns on the scale since I started eating more. For a numbers person that is baffling! So for now anyway I’m just saying to myself, “KyokoCake – seriously, do not question this, just go on and enjoy your large quantities of veggies and relish in every bit of peanut butter and all that fun healthy stuff…and if you stop losing weight you can figure out how to change it up then.” BUT – take note, my friends that don’t eat a lot, that eating has turned out to be better and more fulfilling in every way.

Yesterday was so great. Just fabulous. But not just because of the four things I wrote about in my blog post. It was also a great first non organic non vegetarian non detox day. I had this fear in the back of my head that I didn’t want to voice even to Husbandcake but I thought I would make it halfway through and then rush home for pasta with cream sauce and alcohol and cupcakes. I didn’t even want anything – I didn’t even eat rice. Seriously! I did make soup with a bit of beef in it, and it was SO filling I could barely finish a cup of it. So I know now, and it’s hopefully permanent, it’s time to cut way back on meat and keep up with a ton of fruit and veggies.

Today…I don’t know. It’s a fabulous day, weighed in at 199.0 this morning (again, whaaa??? That’s awesome!) but I’ve been really out of it mentally. My brain is just working slowly, work tasks are taking almost twice as long as they should, and I forgot when Husbandcake is going out of town. I sent him a text apologizing for not getting to spend tonight with him because he’s leaving tomorrow and he responded wondering where it was he might be going…because his business trip is definitely not this coming week.

Well even though I’m ditzy today I still am sticking to my meal plan. I probably don’t have the mental capacity to stray from it anyway so I’m glad it’s all written out for me! I’m feeling good, had more soup for lunch and I have to say I cannot believe how great it was to make healthy soup. My normal go to for the comfort of soup is Campbell’s Tomato Bisque and of course I can’t make it with water, no, I make it with half and half or real cream. So it is FAR from healthy. But I made an onion soup with tomatoes, cabbage and carrots. And then I snuck in extra onions and lean beef. I know, that sounds so weird to most people but I found it on a low calorie website and had plans to eat enormous amounts of it – because I had zero idea that I would get full on so little.

All right, I’ve rambled for long enough. Writing this has actually been difficult because I can’t seem to form a coherent thought. Please tell me the rest of you have these days too!! I am just completely useless! Thank goodness I don’t need to think clearly to go get my pedicure!


Ice Queen said...

I agree... Body Buggs for everyone! Hey, maybe I could run for office on that platform? lol

Taking your calories down too low actually defeats the purpose. It puts your bod in starvation mode, makes it hold on even tighter to it's nasty fat deposits like a miser hangs on to gold. I have noticed that when I eat consistently near the top of my calorie range, I lose more weight faster than when I am in the lower.

199 is rocking fab, girl!

Raegun said...

Enjoy your pedicure - well deserved!!

karen said...

I am SO glad you;ve discovered that eating is essential ... as long as you know how to do it :)
One of my favorite quotes EVER is:
“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art” (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)
I even had it printed on a tote bag I use for most all of my grocery trips so I've got that reminder! It's hard to put crap food in a bag that reminds me to be smart :)

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