I had a great day 1!! I was at 1250 calories by the time I went to bed. I also had a great exercise day! 1/2 hour of weight lifting, 1 1/2 miles jogged, and then I got out and pruned trees for about 45 minutes in the blazing heat! I pretty much guarantee a pretty big calorie deficit yesterday! I haven't put a calculator to it, but just in basal metabolic, I think I used up my calories taken in yesterday, which means that all my exercise calories are extra! Ok I went and got a calculator. I used 1360 calories just being awake from 5 a.m. till 10 p.m.! I have to imagine I used at least 700 calories in exercise and working outside. woo hoo!
And I do believe God gives us opportunities to learn when we need them. Our checking account is pretty sickly right now, so I was not able to go get my lunches for work like i usually do on Monday mornings. I wound up taking a couple of apples and some carrots to work to munch on throughout the day. I also had some almonds already there. I made it through the whole day eating those things and left my office with 405 calories for the day! I am going to give that a shot again today and see if that can be recreated. If it can, I am on this course of action!
I also am super excited that I used one of Deb's suggestions from awhile back. I told myself that from now on, the kitchen is closed at 8 p.m. If you haven't had it by then, then tough noogies buster! 8 is usually my danger zone, so if the kitchen is restricted during that time, well then no more danger right? Well I stuck to that and even though the urge was there when I was fixing my last glass of tea for the night, I did not give in! All in all, week 1 day 1 was a success!
I look forward to hearing about everyone elses successes as well!