Day one, done, check. I learned several things about myself yesterday. First I have a very skewed view of food. I should be thinking of food as fuel but I have been using food to comfort or cure boredom. Second I'm totally addicted to junk. I could not stop thinking about it all day long. Probably the fact that I am logging every bite is not helping but, the logging part must stay for the time being as a necessary evil on my road to success.
So yesterday I was shooting for 1809 calories total for the day. The actual result from day one was 1807 wow I was off by only 2 calories. I guess I could have had a tic tac to round everything up. I was shooting for 20/20/60 Fat, Protein, Carbohydrates. My Actual was 22/24/54 so I will need adjust a little bit there but overall I think I did pretty good for day one. With a few minor tweaks I think this self made plan is a very doable plan.
One thing I will be changing is is how I spread my calories out over the course of the day. I was fine throughout most of the day no hunger pains. But in the evening I was out of calories but most definitely not out of hunger. So I went to bed hungry but all was still OK I did not give into my cravings.
Truth be told this is not my first time losing weight or running for that matter. In 2008 I successfully lost more than 50 lbs using then a combination of both "Weight Watchers" and a basic running plan. I even ran in several local 5K races. I'm returning to a similar plan because I had been so successful in the past. Why fix what ain't broke? I did it before and I know I can do it again.
So to my eating plan tonight I will be adding my running plan app from Active C25K. C25K stands for "Couch to 5K" funny and clever. The plan for tonight will be a brisk 5-minute warm-up walk, then I will alternate 60 seconds of running, with 90 seconds of walking, for a total of 20 minutes with a 5 min cool down easy-peasey.
Well that should about do it for today. Peace.