BREAKING NEWS: I pulled a pair of size 18 dress slacks out of my closet tonight and wore them to dinner! Just updated my pant size in the right margin of this blog from 22 to 18!!!!!
So yesterday was a great day until "Temptation" came home from work and I looked at the clock and realized it was 4:00pm and I'd consumed only 22 calories in the form of coffee and creamer. He brought me a salad with low-fat dressing and I ate a roll with it to boot but at 4:00 pm to have only a little over 300 calories in is a big problem.
Why? You ask. Well malnutrition isn't just about starvation. Everyone on CalorieCount.com insists that eating less than 1,400 to 1,600 calories per day can lead to serious health issues including organ damage, hair loss, dry skin, brittle nails, poor eyesight, and can even contribute to osteoperosis later in life, even if it's only temporary for "dieting purposes". In fact, people that I know personally who have had gastric surgery have told me that their doctor's told them to force themselves to eat no less than 1,400 calories per day even if they had to eat little things all day long or consume fattier foods to compensate for their smaller appetites.
So just eat 1,000 calories for dinner right? Well for the first few days of this diet that is exactly what I was doing and a very wise person mentioned that this is really a form a daily binge eating and can be just as bad. Ideally I like to try to eat around 400-500 calories before my lunch break, another 400-500 for lunch, and then around the same for dinner. So for it to be 4 pm and I'm sitting on less than 400 for the entire day is bad, bad. The only way to eat 1,000 calories in a single meal is to eat a Texas Double Whopper (or worse) and I'm trying to eat healthier than that.
So I had dinner, despite not being hungry, and was at just over 900 calories. CUMMON! So then I ate the avocado which brought me to 1,200 and, by now it's almost 9:00 pm. I hate eating late at night because I know it just sits on my thighs all night while I'm sleeping but, at the same time, I've had extremely low calorie intakes for the last week-ish and that has led to extremely low energy levels so ... I downed two bite-sized chocolate snacks. I didn't even want them but they were the most calories in the smallest package that wouldn't add a bunch more weight (food weight) to my stomach so I did it. Twenty minutes later my stomach rebelled, I lost the fight, and about 40% of my calories "left the building" so to speak before I could really even retain any nutrients from them.
Now here I am again today, same problem. Nothing before lunch but coffee, then I tried to work out a little while my soup was warming and it made me feel really bad. Like, can barely stand up and walk to the microwave bad. I find it necessary to mention that I didn't deliberately not eat all morning and most of the afternoon. I literally forgot to eat ... sounds totally weird coming from a fat chick, I know, but it's the truth. For the first few days it was hard to stay under 1,600, then it got easy, now it's hard to eat over 1,000. Does anyone have any theories on why?! Why can't my body just accept 1,400 to 1,600 without being obnoxious about it?!
5 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee with creamer
1 can of Progresso light beef soup
2 slices of white bread
2 slices of white cheddar cheese
2.5 cups dry popcorn
1 grilled chicken breast w/rice, pico, black beans (Chili's light)
1/2 cup salsa and chips
Daily Caloric Intake:1362
50 leg lifts (side) each leg
50 leg lifts (front) each leg
40 minutes walking/shopping at the mall (in heels)
Daily Caloric Burn: 331