Well, I survived the Three Kings dinner with my family with minimal damage.
Despite the insane temptations, I managed to eat only half of a chicken tamale, about half of a serving of torta espanola (an egg/potato/onion quiche thing), and just the topping of my piece of Rosca de Reyes, the Mexican version of fruit cake.
Despite wanting to go home and veg out, I kept my workout commitment with my girlfriend and we killed it at the gym:
Boy, I wanted to quit after the first 30 minutes on the elliptical, but we hopped from machine to machine to keep ourselves from getting bored and it worked! Almost 100 minutes of pure cardio, plus a fun conversation!
I came home hungry, but only let myself have my pre-scheduled mini cheat (two pieces of chocolate, no wine) and a half slice of cheese. I wanted to scarf some leftovers, but it’s almost 11pm and I know I don’t need it.
Day two is in the bag!
Bon appetit, my friends!
9 thoughts on “Accountability for the Day – Day Two”
Thanks for showing this! I really want an Up3 and was wondering how well it played with MyFitnessPal.
Woh, how did you manage 20,000 steps? That’s some inspiring stuff right there! Congrats.
I use my breaks and my lunch at work to walk laps around a little lake near our building. The lap is just under .80 of a mile, and i do the lap at least 4-5 times each day!
Inspiring! Also a little bit scary. With that walking you put yourself in a rather remarkable several thousand kcal deficit… this means your body will be in a constant mode of panic. Cortisol pumping through your veins – which makes your body cling to any calorie thrown at it, as it is full blown starving.
You really are an inspiring lady, with the amount of exercise you can put in a day. That amount of exercise requires the fuel for it too, or you will start eating away your own body in the long run.
Though… we’re all individuals and you know your body best, as long as you’re feeling good, healthy and strong, listen to no one and do what you know is right to do!
Eyes forward with a smile, keep going!
The thing is, if I allow myself to go much over 1,500 calories, I gain weight — and quickly. Much like you, my weight can climb dramatically after one cheat day. I left for a vacation in NYC on Tuesday 12/30 at 129.8 lbs. I indulged while I was there, but stayed around 2000kcal most days, and on my worst day hit about 3,200kcal. But then factor in the fact that I walked no less than 12 miles per day (one day was 21 miles!!) and yet my weight the morning after we returned (1/4) was 137!! Fortunately, it went down to 135.2 by Monday morning, but it’s coming off VERY slowly, and I can physically see the gained fat on my stomach. My body was made for the primordial days, so it seems, as it’s a rockstar at processing/creating fat and storing it away nice and tight. I gain real weight -not just water- very quickly. 😦
We do what we deem necessary for our bodies to do. I’d just be worried about it at that point, as the stress hormones can cause those effects you mentioned.
It’s a tough road to face that you’re on, but I have no doubts in my mind that you will continue on it. I’d recommend seeing a nutritionist, a real professional and hearing their thoughts on it.
Out of curiosity! I can’t find it anywhere written down, or I’m just blind (well, I do have damage to my optic nerves, but didn’t think it would be this bad) , how tall are you my friend? 🙂
Ha! I actually planned to post full measurements later tonight so I can track my progress, but I’m about 5’2″. Short, by American standards. 😉
Fair enough, I was just looking at my own advice, and then looked at myself… I’m a foot taller than you, I weigh 200lbs more than you… and yet I eat the same amount or even less than you nowadays.
Wonder who am I more worried about after that realization!
Aaah… let’s take it one day at a time and will be interesting to see the measurements later tonight then! 🙂
All the best for the upcoming day!
I’ll push you, you push me! And we can hold one another accountable if we see that the other needs to switch things up a bit. If our weight loss stalls out – or, worse, we see the scale moving up consistently – we can remind the other person to try something new to help shock our system! I noticed you were very good about trying new eating patterns and it helped you find what worked best for you!
I’ve just learned from YEARS of dieting that eating more than 1,500 kcal per day, regardless of exercise, leads me to weight gain.
P.S. I should probably note that type one (juvenile) diabetes runs in the family, so that might make me more susceptible to weight gain than others.
P.P.S. I should also mention that my mom weighs under 100 lbs (and eats chocolate by the pound – literally) and my dad weighed 150 lbs at his HIGHEST weight, and he was 5’9″. So I’m the “abnormal” one in the family with weight issues.