Saturday, May 28, 2011

The "Aha" Moment

I've talked quite a bit this past month about how stuck I have been as well as how discouraged and depressed it has made me. I realized that I had somehow switched from "lifestyle change" to "diet think."

Alan and I talked and prayed about it today, because he has had problems, too. A little while later, he came up with the answer. Both of us had cut back on our breakfast calorie intake.

By the time I did my morning exercise, I was out of fuel and never got "caught up" with my energy levels for the rest of the day. So I ended up eating more yet still feeling too tired to work as hard as I had been.

That old saying of "Eat like a king at breakfast, a prince at lunch and a pauper at dinner." still makes a lot of sense as a guideline. We increased our calorie intake by just 100 calories at breakfast this morning, and my energy level was better all day!

That having been said, I still fell on my face at dinnertime. We were watching TV, and mindless eating set in again. Oops! Thank heavens that tomorrow is another day, God willing.

Report Card:
Weight:                            131
Calories in:                    2295
Calories burned:             226
Exercise time:                  75 minutes, 9291 steps, 3.37 miles
Average BS:                   128


  1. Wow, LOVE your new weight! ;)
    For me, I'm a morning eater and I need extra morning calories so that's what I do. Then I allow less for the remainder of the day. I've tried switching it around and I just can't do that.
    Good that you've got your hubby to help!

  2. "131" ... I want some of what you had! Lol! Breakfast is my biggest meal of the day, it really gets me going. After that I eat every 2-3 hours all day to keep my metabolism going all day. I used to skip breakfast every morning and then overeat later in the day, and felt sluggish most of the time. Good to keep looking at what you are doing!