I haven’t been feeling all that well the last few days. Sort of run down and sluggish. Might be the weather, might be a little bug, might be stress at work. I don’t like the feeling.
I have ramped up my calories. I am trying really hard to get up to 2000 calories regularly but I find it very difficult to do. I am holding now at 202-203 pounds and I am very happy about it. I do still dream of poking under 200 pounds, even if just for a day. I haven’t been under 200 pounds in something like 35 years… Might be fun just to say I did it.
So the calorie thing. Today I had a bagel and cream cheese for breakfast and half a bagel and a cream cheese for lunch. Dinner was assorted veggies and a piece of fish and so forth and after all that I was still only around 1600 calories. For a snack I had a black bean chipotle burger on a deli-thin bread and a slice of ultra-thin cheese and that only pushed it to 1950 calories.
Not a bad thing I suppose when you think about what a struggle I had getting below 2000 calories at one time.
Still, I can’t keep losing weight indefinitely…..
I have added more bread back to the diet. Also emphasizing more greens. I had drifted away somewhat and I didn’t like the effect it was having on me so more greens it is….
It seems that I am getting better at reading my body. I can tell when I need to get something back in the diet or at a higher or lower ratio….
I could use more fruit…. I think I will cut up that pineapple in the kitchen..
I am still fighting with the depression caused by not being able to ride my bike but I liked something I heard on the radio. A fellow pitching for the Baltimore Orioles had knee surgery in late July and he is pitching tonight. Not sure what sort of surgery but it makes me feel optimistic about getting back on the bike in time for some late winter rides…
My walk in the woods with PGB was enjoyable and certainly lifted my spirits. I like the hikes, I enjoy the company. Wish I was riding my bike.
I feel like something precious is being kept from me. I really don’t like the feeling. Not at all.
Tomorrow Should be a Fun Day
I am taking a half vacation day tomorrow. In the afternoon I am meeting my dear friend and her husband for sushi and laughter. Heavy on the laughter. Missus can’t join us as the younger gets out of school at that time and the older can’t be left home alone.
Still I know that JKN and hubby and I will laugh and snicker, and snort and just enjoy one another’s company. We always do.
Sushi is the one food I can really let loose on and not feel I am blowing the budget on calories.
JKN is one of a very few people I can really relax fully with.
The combination is awe-inspiring.
I should go a long way towards refreshing my soul.