Friday, 4 May 2012

Sick and checking in

I've been crazy-sick this week.

My head is spinning a little bit in regards to my journey.

I feel like I have let people down by losing steam.  I've been injured, stressed and sick, and a few other excuses I'm sure I could pull out.  I'm still up at maintenance calories and figuring out if I want to go back to "normal" with MyFitnessPal or switch it up a bit.  I have a few things I am pondering.

  1. Use MyFitnessPal as it was intended and set my goal to lose two pounds per week, and then eating back my exercise calories.
  2. Stop using MyFitnessPal temporarily and focus on having fun trying new healthy foods regardless of calories and workout.  
  3. Use MyFitnessPal at a moderate restriction (-1lb per week) and only eating exercise cals on special occasion.

Each of these options have benefits. I think number one would good to help me feel rewarded, and help me balance food and exercise.  Number two would take the pressure off and focus on lifestyle.  Finally, number three would probably allow me to lose the most weight once I can exercise again.

I'm going to take a few more days in maintenance before I make my decision and enjoy relaxing.

My hip is just starting to improve. I have an appointment for Wednesday with my Doctor to get some more answers.  I saw a runner the other day, and it made me REALLY miss running. I wonder how much endurance I will have lost.  It's been almost 3 weeks since my last run, and its killing me!!!  

So, although my journey may be in a hiatus, it is most certainly NOT over, and I WILL be back on my game shortly.

1 comment:

  1. I loved MFP when I was using it but I lost steam quickly because I hate logging my food. For the past 2 weeks, I've been eating clean and not logging anything. I've managed to lose 8lbs in 2 weeks which is more than I've lost all year. I've definitely found that to be better for me...but you got to do what you feel is right. Good luck!!


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