Day 3 of 30 – Do You Ever Have A Midnight Feast?
|Calories in||Calories out||Deficit|
I couldn’t sleep last night and ended up buying Monster Munch and Haribo through the night from the 24 hour grocer.
I never know what to do with my ‘midnight feast’ calories. Should I log them in the current day if it’s after midnight or in the previous day if I haven’t been to sleep? It’s a headfuck.
It’s not a good idea to log them in today’s calories if I’ve recorded a big enough deficit yesterday. That’s what I did today to start with. By 9am I’d eaten 2,200 calories. With my daily target being 3,000 calories I was kinda fucked for the rest of the day.
Part of me wanted to go “fuck this” and to binge on shit again but instead I moved the Monster Munch and Haribo back to yesterday even though I ate them at 5am.
Me after a long run every fucking time…
When I have enough allowed calories I’m less likely to binge on shit. I’ll still eat shit but it will be less of it and that’s what I want moving forward.
I ate 3,200 calories today but I offset that with just over a 10k run and around 4 miles of walking around London.
It means for the last 4 days I’ve recorded a deficit. My deficit yesterday was a lot narrower in the end but it still counts. I ate 3,900 calories and burnt at least 4,000 calories.
Whilst it’s tempting to record massive deficits every day, I don’t need to do that shit now. My BMI is below 24. If it stayed between 23 and 24 forever then I’d be a very happy man indeed. When I’ve tried to lose weight in the past I’ve made the error of targeting the maximum possible weight on the BMI scale that sits within the ‘Normal’ category.
Then I’ll hit a bad patch and before I know it I’m back to being overweight again. I need a buffer to ensure that I don’t slip back into that eternal struggle of having a BMI of 26. It’s never fucking ending and it only gets more difficult the older I get.
Besides, when I aim for larger deficits it increases the risk of binging and falling off the calorie monitoring wagon. I’m getting closer to striking the perfect balance. I just need to keep at it and find what works for me.
I’ve noticed that I’m feeling a lot stronger on my runs of late. I’m going to start to run faster now in bursts as at the moment I have two speeds, slow and fucking stop.
I’m back in Northern Ireland starting tomorrow for a while. I think I might turn my average pace back on my Garmin and try to run for pace for a little bit.