I know I keep saying I'm going to quit weighing myself, but every Wednesday morning I feel compelled to see if I'm ballooning back up. Most normal people can just tell by looking at themselves.
I've eaten around 2000 calories a day for the past week - not by intent, but by compulsion. Like last night I was cooking dinner and every time I opened the fridge to get an ingredient - the sliced cheese called my name.
I helped myself to three slices.
And didn't reduce the portions of green beans, french fries, or bbq chicken I had already tracked to eat.
While shaving this morning, I looked at my legs and could just tell they were porking up. Not only had I eaten more than normal (btw - 2,000 calories should be maintenance for me right now - which is my goal), I had taken 4 days off in a row from exercising.
What a sloth.
So onto the scale this morning with me.
And you know what? I weighed 128 (goal weight is 125). In despiration I took off my leather hooker boots and socks and got back on the scale.
2,000 must truly be maintenance for me!
Because on normal days, eating 2,000 is difficult for me. 2,000 calories of whole, clean foods is a lot!
Now I just need to be sure I don't start to splurge on...let's say...a piece of chocolate fudge every day just because I know I can. Then again, I do only have 3 pieces of fudge and 1 chocolate oatmeal cookie left, so I guess that's not too big of a danger.
Before I shoo you away to go hop on your own scale - I leave you with a recipe for a delicious chocolate treat - a protein shake. (I drink them after heavy lifting and after long runs.)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
2 packets splenda
1 tbsp half and half (or 1/2 cup milk)
1/2 cup water (omit if using milk)
blend together in blender.
add ice, blend until ice is crushed.
for about 140 calories you have a good sized frostee esque treat!! And its full of protein to help your muscles build back up after a hard workout. (Crap - I'm starting to sound like Bob and Jillian when they're plugging products.)
Now get to the scales, the link up over at the Sisterhood.