I ended the day with 22 calories to spare and ate 1458 calories. I haven't had any desserts in a week and it hasn't even felt hard. I have had a great week and I have been really motivated. I was talking to my friend today and I thought I would write down some of the things I mentioned since it has to do with me getting out of my "old" mindset and into a brand new mindset .
My friend was lamenting how she has been off track for so long and that her eating has been out of control. I said Sign up for a triathlon and then become so terrified of not finishing or coming in last that you freak yourself out into being good. That's what happened to me, my training started last Saturday and I've been good with my eating ever since. Mostly because I do not want to be the fattest one at the race, and I don't want to come in so far behind everyone else that they are cleaning up the course before I finish. That is an embarrassment I plan on avoiding at all costs. Once I started training something changed in my head. I just had an intense desire to eat right and get into better shape. To eat so that all my training can actually change my body instead of working out so much and just getting pudgier from overeating. I set my calories at 1480 (about 1 pound loss per week) and allow myself to eat all my exercise calories and I wear my HRM to calculate how much I burn. I eat a post workout snack about 30 minutes after my workout (basically after my shower) and that has been really helping to keep up my energy and prevent me from starving by the time I get home to eat lunch.
I don't know if I will be able to blog again until Monday so I hope you all have a great weekend! Weigh in day is tomorrow so maybe I will try to get in a quick post in the morning.