rhed Posted June 11, 2015 Share Posted June 11, 2015 I don't know if this is normal, or my normal for this stage, but I am utterly exhausted. I was exhausted on day 5 and 6 as well, better on 8 and 9, then back to exhausted. My water intake is around 100-110 ounces per day, which is a little low for me (at 240ish lbs, I know I should be hitting 120 oz). I'm awake at 5:15 to get to work, so meal 1 is at around 6, meal 2 around 11, and meal 3 around 5 or 5:30, on a normal day. Last few days in meals have looked like this (note: everything is compliant as I check all my labels, and dressings are homemade): Monday Meal 1: 4 eggs, 1 Aidell's chicken and apple sausage, potatoes Meal 2: left over frittata w/ salsa (frittata had 7 eggs total, and potato and zucchini and some other veg I can't remember), 1/2 c blackberries, small handful (1/4 c) pecans Meal 3: tuna salad (2 cans tuna, giant dollop of awesome sauce from WF2, celery, carrot, onion), banana Exercise: 10 minutes walking at lunch Tuesday Meal 1: 4 eggs, 1 Aidell's chicken and apple sausage, potatoes Meal 2: tuna salad (2 cans tuna, giant dollop of mayo, celery, carrot, onion), banana, small handful (1/4 c) whole pecans Meal 3: Reuben roll ups from WF 2 (1-2 portions roast beef, 1-1.5 c sauerkraut, Russian dressing for fat), handful of raw carrots and celery Exercise: 10 minutes walking at lunch Wednesday Meal 1: 4 eggs, 1 Aidell's chicken and apple sausage, potatoes Meal 2: Reuben roll ups from WF 2 (1-2 portions roast beef, 1-1.5 c sauerkraut, Russian dressing for fat), handful of raw carrots and celery Snack: strawberries, 2 hard boiled eggs Meal 3: grilled chicken breast (1-1.5 portions), boiled new potatoes and green beans, giant dollop of mayo as a sauce I've been trying to make sure I get my fat serving in at every meal. I'm not afraid of eating fat, it's just something I have to really think about adding. I know my snack yesterday was not the greatest choice -- I should have had a veg to go with my eggs. I normally don't snack at all, but dinner was delayed and I was caught short. Sleep: I head toward bed at 9, and I'm asleep by 10, usually sooner. The last 2 nights I've woken up around 1 a.m. to use the bathroom. My room is as dark as I can make it (for now, when I have the budget I'm going to get new curtains that cover more of the windows) -- which is not quite cave-dark, but close. It's also coming up on that time of month for me. I haven't added any starches because I feel like I get enough. Any tweaks I might be able to do to get over this tiredness? Or do I just need to push through and stay the course? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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