It has been one week now of calorie counting. I'd say I'm giving it 80% and I'm surprised I even lasted the week. I'm going to try to see if I can improve it for the rest of this week and make sure I'm entering everything in.
Here's what I learned so far:
*Somehow I gained 2 pounds. WTF is that. I averaged about 2000 calories, burning estimate between 2200-2700. Maybe that burn estimate is too high? Or I'm not entering everything in. The burn estimate includes a basal metabolic rate of around 1300. Since it's a pretty simple equation (eat less calories than you burn), I think I need to eat less. When I was in college, I only added in my workouts (no basal metabolic rate) and made sure I ate less than I burned. I was eating only 1100-1200 calories a day and working out every day - hard workouts - crew team. I lost 25 lbs in 6 months doing that and gained about 10 back overtime. I could NEVER eat that little again. That is like nothing! I am going to shoot for 1800 and see if I can handle that.
*I'm deficient in calcium and Vitamin D. I bought a supplement. I found it helpful to find this out from the analysis and really like the fitday site once all your custom foods are in there.
*My fat grams count is high - need to moderate those nuts and nut butters!
*Counting calories makes me want to bake mad desserts and think about them - chocolate chip cookies most of all. IT also makes me think about food all the time. I am not a fan.
Speedwork this morning - when I left the house, it was dry out but they were calling for storms. As I was driving to the track (about 15 min away), I saw lightning in the distance. I decided to keep going. Warmed up and it started raining a little bit... also saw more lightning so hopped back in the car and did the speedwork on the treadmill. I felt really strong. 3 x 1600 at 7:20s pace and 2 x 800s with 800 jogs in between. I am excited for the 5k I am doing in a couple of weeks right before Broad Street.
I'm on my last leg of nursing. Kara is 8.5 months and doesn't want to do it anymore. Did that happen to you? I think it happened with Nick too. I don't really have the time to pump so I think we're at the end of the road. I also think since I'm trying to lose weight and working out hard my supply is dropping quickly anyway. I have some stored up so she'll make it to about 10 months and then I'll make the switch to formula. I think some people report they drop a few pounds when nursing ends - didn't get the chance to find that out last time (since I was pregnant!) so we'll see what happens with that.
Bunny pancakes for some easter themed breakfast - recipe coming soon.