Losing weight and exercising more is hard. I kind of hate it at the moment.
Again, I would like to seriously hat-tip those folks who have done the awesome work required to lose lots of weight. I am a weenie, needing to drop a scant 24 lbs., some of which I have already shed. But the discipline required is a freakin' PAIN!!! 'Cause not only do you have to monitor yourself to see that you don't eat too much, you also have to monitor yourself to make sure you're eating enough.
So, I started eating less junk. Great! And I started eating smaller portions. Wonderful! And I started exercising more-- two or three miles on the track instead of one. Super! Only now I find myself with NO energy AT ALL. Tired all the time. Weak. Irritable. Angry at the world.
WELLLLLLLL.... I haven't been keeping a proper food diary lately. And, come to discover, I've been STARVING MYSELF. Not good!!! :P So, I need to maintain around 1300 cal/day, and I've slipped down below 1000 cal/day, so, yeah, I THINK I've discovered the source of the "no energy" problem. Like, LITERALLY no energy! Not enough calories to run my life. Dumbass!
This, in turn, makes me feel truly terrible for the chronically hungry. How hard it would be to live your life, to work all day, and to care for children, while having not enough to eat. This world is not fair, and humans need to help each other if we want it to be a better place for all. It makes me wish that all those folks in the EEC who are trying to ban genetically engineered crops would live and work for one month under starvation conditions and see how they like it.
Ok, enough ranting for one day. I hope all is going well for you and yours!
Memorial Day redux
11 months ago