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Over a week into the diet… February 13, 2008

Filed under: bigger loser contest,weight loss — Dj @ 4:26 pm

Things are getting easier. I’m losing my cravings for some of my favorite foods…although I’d LOVE to have some Taco Bell today. One of my favorite meals consists of turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with lettuce, tomato, red onions and a very thin layer of reduced fat Miracle Whip. I’m going to have one in an hour and I’m already craving it..And It’s healthy!!

To be completely honest, I’m actually having a problem of eating enough food! Let me put it this way, I don’t do calorie counting…that’s no way to live. But I do have a rough estimate of what calories I have been taking in and shooting for about 1800 a day. Unfortunately, I’m only getting about 1200 a day…which you would think is good since you’re supposed to take in less calories. But I’m just not eating enough to sustain my workouts.

I cycle for at least an hour everyday at a moderate level. According to my research, I should burn at least 500 calories from each cycling workout. So while the weight is coming off, I’m probably not doing my body any favors with the energy deficit.

This weekend will be a challenge. I”m taking my wife up to Indy for Valentines day and we’re eating at one of our favorite places to eat: Cheeseburger In Paradise. I’m going to have to be extremely careful as to how I eat that day so I can afford the 1000+ calorie food I’ll be consuming that night. I’ve looked all over the internet and can’t find how many calories are in their food, so it’s going to have to be a straight guess.

We might even get some Japanese Hibachi, which isn’t all that healthy either (white sauce anyone? LOVE IT!!) so, it will be a tricky weekend not having my exercise readily available but I think I’ll be alright.


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