We sat together for dinner last night; they ate pizza while I ate JC Turkey Chili and steamed broccoli. I eyed the crumbs on Tom and YaYa’s plate and longed for a piece of pizza. Could I put this “diet” thing off another day? My 1st day of dieting had gone fair, but I don’t like the un-satisfied, always hungry feeling that fills my waking hours.
Today, I tried to spread the food out a little better. It seems that my hunger is at bay until after my mid-day run. That’s no surprise. It was no surprise yesterday, when I reviewed the “free foods” list and then ate nearly a whole bunch of celery stalks. I am sure that it will get better; I’ll get used to the calorie change and the pounds lost will fuel me to continue. Until then, I am obsessive. I’ve logged my miles into my Palm based Diet & Exercise Assistant. JC gave me a menu to follow and log my activity. I know that I write BIG, but there just isn’t enough room to track everything so I started my own spreadsheet. Now, don’t you think that the JC staff will be surprised to see that? It not only adds up the calories, but also has built in formulas. It calculates caloric intake minus the sum of 1555 calories expended (BMR based upon my sitting job) + the calories burned per my garmin. I want to show them why I am concerned that their caloric intake will not work when I’ve really gotten going in my marathon training. My “Intake minus burned calories” showed – 890 yesterday, and IF I stick to the plan for today will be – 1281. No wonder I am hungry. I think the better target would negative 480-500 calories/day.
Perhaps I am being difficult.
On a running note, today’s 6-mile run was nice. The weather has cooled down a bit. It’s now only 90 degrees outside. The pace was slow, but the plan was to just do it. As we ran past people we greeted them “with a smile” but there was no return response. I think the heat must be affecting people’s hearing or, more likely, their mood. Go figure.