Monday, July 21, 2008

Weekends Are Just Tough

During the week, I mostly seem able to stick to my eating plan. Since The Wife and I both work, there is less temptation, especially since we have fewer social engagements. We plan what we are going to eat, count the calories, and log it in our food diaries. Easy peasy.

The weekends, though, are a different matter. It seems we always have something going on that involves eating out, having friends over, or going over to someone else's place for dinner. Inevitably, all of those events involve food.

Now I have to say that I have been making better choices -- I am still counting calories, and I make a point not to go back for seconds. Still, I am finding that I end up going way outside my calorie limits for the day, even when I make a point to eat less for breakfast and lunch.

No matter how you slice it 1,000 to 1,200 calories per day just ain't that much. Maybe someday I will get used to it, but right now it feels like not very much food at all.

I am not going to give up, but it seems like such a long road ahead.


dancer-in-me said...

I hear ya. I did well all week and then blew it on sunday. SUCKS!!

Mattie said...

I'm certainly NOT an expert in any stretch of the imagination, but I think you are not eating enough calories on a daily basis.

I'm fairly certain that if you look at any dietary program you will discover that you should be eating somewhere between 1700 and 2000 calories a day. That's for men only.

Women, of course, aren't that lucky. That caloric range is between 1200 and 1500. Men tend to lose weight easier and faster than women.

I might be wrong and that may have changed, but not anywhere I could find.

Just an FYI.

Once Upon A Dieter said...

1K and 1200 cals is just not a lot. It never will be alot (unless you eat it all in plain, raw veggies, in which case, yeah, it'll probably be a lot).

I can't do 1200 calories. I just feel famished all the fricken time.

And I wouldn't do UNDER 1200 cals, cause I don't wanna risk screwing up my metabolism any more than it already is.

I tend to agree with Mattie that you need to slowly up your calories. I say slowly cause you may actually have a messed up metabolism from crash dieting (hey, happens). Like move up slowly from 1200 to 1300 to 1400 and then stop somewhere around 1500 or 1600 and see how you do. You may be able to lose. Or not. (Some folks have damage mets, and can't lose at normal calorie counts for dieters, sadly. sucks. But this happens a lot with those who've done VLCD, and I see their frustration online all the time.)

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CaRoLyN said...

I agree with the majority, 1000 calories just isn't enough for your body to function properly, I'm not a calorie counter but maybe you are eating too few calories?

The weekends are SO hard but it sounds lik eyou have some good rules set out (I love the 'no seconds' rule!)