This weight loss business... it's a full time job. The more I learn that I have to look out for, the more effort it takes. It makes me feel so self centered lately because I spend *so* much time thinking about myself.
So I'm watching my sodium intake and yesterday came in only 300mg over the allotted amount. Much better than the 1000 I had yesterday or the (eek) 2500 I had the day before that. I'm also concentrating on the water. I drank two full bottles.
The more I learn the more I have to adjust, it's crazy. It's a process of adapting and just rolling with the punches. Like the sodium thing. I was shocked to learn that fast food is LOADED with it. I was going to have Steven stop at the local Taco Bell on the way home. The calories were fine, the fat content was fine (thanks to their fresco menu) but the sodium came to nearly 2000mg. Yikes! So I opted instead for yogurt and granola. At 190mg it was a much safer bet, especially since my "day" started just an hour or so ago.
A poster suggested that I wasn't getting enough calories, which may in fact be true. I know from my research it's advised not to go under 1000 calories of what your body needs to survive, and for me that is about 3500. So I'm thinking of riding out the rest of this week and then trying to eat more. I don't want to have my metabolism shut down because it's not getting properly fed. Fit Day said I should be eating 2200, and the foodmover should technically be at 2000, but I went ahead and kept eating as though I were under 300lbs. I'll just see how the changes to the sodium and water work first, then I'll adapt as needed.
Like I said, full time job.
Today's work out song - Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston. A true disco anthem that you cannot help but move to.
Exercise - 30 mins on the bike.
Calories - 1890
Sodium - 2704
Water - 66oz