Good fine morning Blogland. I am up and at'em and ready for a new day. Mostly because I got aggravated with the old one... haha. I have been ramping up my workouts some the last week or so to try to make sure that I comfortably make it into Onederland on February 25th. I have been loving finding that my threshold for pushing myself has grown much higher than I ever could have imagined it 6 months ago. It is very empowering! However, yesterday was quite a challenge for me in the eating department, and ultimately, I wound up caving at around 7 last night. I didn't go all super binge or anything, but the starvation I felt all day yesterday finally got to me, and I don't know if it was rationalization or what, but I finally said to myself "self, go get some food and get satiated dammit. sitting around starving is sucking!" So although I had had my usual meals and snacks already, I went ahead and had some extra food for the day. I wound up getting an ounce of my special cheese I got from Sam's last week, about two ounces of potato salad, three cookies, a half of a leftover hamburger patty, about two ounces of deli lunchmeat. I know that all put me over 2000 calories for the day, but I have to admit, I woke up feeling better today than I have in days! Even before my morning coffee. So I have to wonder, was it really that I needed some nourishment due to overtraining, or did my mind just rationalize a binge? I would like to think I am past just eating to eat, but I don't know that I am. I know I am on track mentally this morning. There is no urge to go off the path today. In fact, I was thinking since I am taking the day off working out, I may even shoot for a big calorie deficit today, like 1100 or so to maybe mitigate yesterday. I hate just trying to figure things out sometimes, especially with this upcoming weigh in having so much riding on it! does anybody have any thoughts? I am glad to have this forum if nothing else than to write this stuff down and mull through it, but I do love it when I get some input from my peeps! often times, your objectivity helps me see something I may have missed.