Calorie Deficit

Sunday did not turn into the snowy mess that we had expected it to, it was a gorgeous day, not as much sun, but beautiful.  I ran errands and decided to do an hour long workout.  The crick in my neck still hurts so I wanted to not stress it more than I needed to.

 

I decided to walk at about 17min/mile pace.  It was a pretty good walk.  Nothing to write home about.  The food on Sunday was just alright.

 

I started the day with an egg, a piece of toast and some bacon (which was done after the photo).

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Lunch was a half a grilled cheese.  Yum!  So satisfying.

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Dinner was a mess.  Dan was at a swim meet and I thought it was a good idea to buy 100 calorie packs of baked cheetos. Needless to say, it wasn’t.   Dan got home late, and since I had had so many cheetos I wasn’t very hungry, so I had half a serving of spaghetti.  yum.

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Ever since I’ve started working out I have been dealing with more cravings and less control over my calories.  I figured out my daily calorie range before by trial and error, but I wasn’t working out that hard, just walking.  Now that I’m working out more I need more calories some days than others.  I’m just not sure how many.  So, instead I’m thinking about calorie cycling.  Shannon over at We Kin Get Thin is just starting it and I think she might be onto something.  I’m just trying to figure out how to organize it (what my weekly total should be)

 

Does anyone have good resources about calorie cycling?  The calories I was aiming for before was lower (1400-1500) than the websites suggested calorie level (1900-2100).

 

How do you track your calories?