Adjustment Pangs

I had massive cravings today. As I mentioned yesterday, I want to shift my eating window later in the evening. In hopes that this will align better with my new work schedule. Today started with a 3.6-mile group run that lasted 32 minutes, this would normally be an acceptable pace for that distance. This run started very fast with first 2 miles averaging just under an 8:00/mile pace, the second half was a little slow and it balanced out the overall time. No food intake until 4:30pm. I broke with leftover ribeye from yesterday’s meal, then nothing until around 6pm when I had some more birthday cake. Then I headed out to eat Chinese. I didn’t keep accurate count of calories or quantities today so I won’t ‘have that information for you. 

My main focus was on dealing with the cravings between lunch and 4pm. I used coffee and electrolyte water to help offset these a little. I also tried to keep myself busy and away from food sources, to avoid temptation. These are common experiences when shifting away from a mealtime. Your body will present cravings at that window for the next 3-5 days. You have to find ways to distract your mind while your circadian rhythm (internal clock) resets. 

I feel good about the day after the fact but it was quite a struggle at some points. I hope to keep a similar schedule tomorrow. If I can stay consistent all week it will really help anchor in the new schedule. I will have group fitness training in the early morning tomorrow. Around midmorning or lunch, I hope to break free long enough to lift. If not, then I will accomplish this after work to hit chest. 

Weight in #

Day 0 – 269

Day 1 – 269

Day 2 – 268

Day 3 – 268

Day 4 – 270

Day 5 – 264

Day 6 – 266

Day 7 – 265

Day 8 – 266

Day 9 – 270

Day 10 – DNW

Day 11 – 269

Day 12 – 268

Current 7 day average – 267.3

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