Last week I posted graphs of what I had been eating calorie-wise for the last few weeks in an effort to gain insight into why I was gaining weight when my graph showed me eating less. The answer I got back from many of you is that I should eat more to support my body's fuel burning needs. You'll be happy to know that for the last week I have been eating "up to the red line" or as close as I can. The exception being not eating more if I don't feel hungry. I am a believer in listening to my body, or at least a believer that I need to learn to do that better.That being said my choices haven't always been good ones.
Regardless of what the scale says, I have equated "feeling hungry" with "feeling thinner". I have also taken such pride in my weight loss accomplishments thus far that when I don't "feel thinner" I think I take a hit to my self esteem. I have been looking at mirrors and seeing fat rolls, and not seeing my progress. I will have to change my thinking.
It doesn't help that my "Rest Day" falls directly before "Weigh In Day" and I want to respect my only "Rest Day".
Weight: 160.2 lbs (-1.2 lbs)
Damn, you all give good advice. :)
I think eating to the red line was a good experiment to try. And cognitively, I do know that my exercising is on the right track. I'm keeping up with that and that's awesome. But I need to feel like I'm making better food choices to feel like I am actually doing myself any good.
Next week, I am going to attempt to avoid Chicken Tenders in my work's cafeteria. Believe me, they are like a Siren's call right now.