Day 9 – Honest To Fuck, What Was I Thinking?
|Calories in||Calories out||Deficit|
Yesterday I consumed the most calories in a day of this challenge so far. 4,289 and most of them were from sugary drinks,
To almost not record a deficit off 16 miles of running and 4 miles of walking is criminal.
My eating was all wrong. I wasn’t doing enough of it. I drank way too many liquid calories after saying I’d stop doing it. Fucking unreal and it left me still feeling so hungry at night.
For dinner I went out and bought a massive packet of Ruffles. And some Meller. And donuts. This isn’t ‘treating’ myself. This is fucking stupidity. I’m not fuelling my body properly.
I’m here to lose the last bit of the weight and this isn’t helping me. I still recorded a deficit but this doesn’t need to be hard as I’m making it. From now on I’m whenever I’m thirsty I’m gonna take water and shotgun it until it’s gone.
I felt peace yesterday in Quarteira.
Despite drinking too many sugary drinks I enjoyed my run to and from Quarteira. I relaxed in the resort itself and had an omelette in a cafe.
I found the area I was trapped in on my first night. It’s a 5 star golf resort called Oceanico. I was trapped in their little private village and then the golf course itself and wondering why there was no way out. At one point I was running in the bunker, wondering why there was a random bit of sand in the field.
The problem with running in the Algarve is golf courses. Huge parts of the land are sealed off and protected by the country club Nazi stormtroopers in tweed.
I was lucky that I didn’t get shot in the arse on Sunday night.
My Fenix 3 isn’t that reliable for directions here. I’m going to start using GPX Viewer on my Android along with it. Whenever the path isn’t clear I’ll use GPX Viewer to confirm I’m on course. My watch tells me to do mad shit like run through golf courses and orange tree groves to get to my destination.
Plan for tomorrow is to record a more comfortable deficit. Eating well gives me freedom. More freedom than the delicious taste of chocolate ever will.