Total Calorie Intake = 11,072 (1,582/day)
Total Recorded Calories Burnt = 3,329 (485/day)
The trouble with running a marathon while trying to lose weight is carboloading. It was a very awkward week for me as I know that I need to carboload but of course I only need to consume 1,400Kcal/day. I discussed it with my nutritionist and she said I can do it for a day. So I decided to carboload on a Thurday as there was a carboloading party scheduled that day and keep calorie intake to 1,400 on other days.
I kept that in mind but the thought of running a marathon just gives you that confidence that you will be able to burn them on marathon day anyway so I slipped. I stick to my diet for 4 days and slipped on Carboloading night (Thursday), and Friday, then on marathon day. I was expecting the Thursday slip. Friday was due to the excuse of running a marathon although it was just an extra 200 Kcal. Sunday was basically due to the energy gels and energy drinks I took during the race.
Looking at the averages, I am still very much on track but the evidence says otherwise. I still lost half a pound BUT, it is no where near my target 2 lbs a week! I really have to admit I slipped this week. I am trying my best to be better this week. The turnip, carrot and cucumber nibbles i’ve been nibbling seem to be effective. I am on rest and recovery mode this week so there will be less running for me. Will make-up for that next week.