I did lots of cardio on Monday. Lifted weights and totaled over 14000 Fitbit Steps. I even wrote down a new motivational quote to encourage myself.
Monday evening MyFitnessPal said that if I continued eating like I did that day I would loose 17 lbs in 5 weeks. Encouraging yet completely incorrect.
Tuesday I woke up hungry. Ate a CarbLovers Immersion Diet breakfast then went to the gym for a sluggish, sad, short workout. Cutting calories and increasing activity was exhausting. And it felt unhealthy. (So I ate another breakfast then a healthy but larger sized CarbLovers lunch.)
Do people really live on 1200 kcal a day? Is it just me who gets crabby, shakey and has to lay on the couch from undernourishment? I always thought that extra layer of body fat obscuring my lean muscle was a type of energy reserve compliments of evolution. I may know the secret to life (gratitude - I read it on the internet) but I am still searching for the secret to diet, exercise and losing weight. Well, whatever it is, I upped my kcals so I'd have enough energy to get out of bed on Day 3.
I tried a real cleanse once. Not like this "Tracey's version of a 21 Day Cleanse" which really means eliminating cookies, candy and reducing wine consumption. The two hours I tried the 2-Day Cleanse were the longest two hours of my entire life. It was ill-timed but well intended. Since that horrible experience I've asked myself, and anyone who will listen, WHY do a cleanse? My 'Cleanse Friend' swears by it. Oh sure the second day is tough and her husband has to spend the day at the bar then crash at a friend's house because she's so "out of sorts". And she has to stock up on weird vegetables, her poop changes color and consistency but she feels GREAT when she's done. Well, no shit! She gets to eat again and she lost 5 lbs. Kudos to you my friend. I can barely make it between meals most days!