Yesterday... My expected calories was 555, finished the day at 560. Sweet, right? Had 84 oz. of liquids also - which probably sparked my water PSA... realized I get fooled by "water weight fears" too much, yet I eat fewer real calories when hydrated.
Today... weighed in at 187.2 (down 1.8 from yesterday). Consumed 900 calories even. And took measurements this morning in inches... waist 39 / hip 44 / bust 39. Well... at least it's better than it was...
So my current thing is an easy "under 1000 calories" goal. I'm really liking it. It's not stressful, I generally succeed, and I've had some 600-800 calorie days. It's really manageable. I can eat 200 calories in the morning, an optional 200-300 late afternoon, and up to a 500 dinner, and end up with 1000 max, and very easily less. Also tho it might be too early to say, my metabolism hasn't stalled out yet. And, tho I get that good powerful hunger, it's not so bad that I'm finding myself stuffing crackers in my face at three in the morning. Having a loose 1000 max rule allows major control.
I've also let up on the exercise ideas. I've never been a great athlete. I'm satisfied walking extra during the day and lifting weights...often in bed! I know, that sounds horridly lazy, but... I am! I'm a lazy fatso, so for me, it's perfectly acceptable! :)
So here's the puzzler... I'm coming up on some alone-time (3 days, Sat-Mon). So I want to stretch myself. I've had seven under 1000 days. I don't think I could fast, because it makes me goofy, and I do need to focus. My lowest calorie day was yesterday at 560... I think I'll try for 500 a day max, just for the three days - then return to the 1000. It's weird timing, but seems too good an opportunity to pass up. Any thoughts?