Monday, September 15, 2008

Hunger Pains

I am SO hungry. Currently I'm hungry because it is 8:30 and I've pretty much just started cooking.....sauteed chicken, broccoli and corn. Oh, and some biscuits (ok of the can of course). The problem is that lately I am always hungry. When I wake up in the morning I am starving.....I eat oatmeal for breakfast everyday once I get to work. This morning on the ride to work I had stomach pains because I was so hungry. It is torture to me when I get to work and someone starts talking to me before I have a chance to prepare my breakfast. Yes I said prepare, I have a process to making my oatmeal.

I try to have a snack around 10 and then by lunch I'm starving again. Dinner time I've even more hungry! I know that I've increased my mileage so I'm burning more calories but I really don't think that I'm not eating enough. Some days I'm quite sure that I have eaten TOO much. I still feel hungry all the time. I guess I am going to have to go back to actually writing down how much I eat so I can figure out if I really am eating enough. I sure haven't lost any weight so I can't be too deficient in the calorie area.

Oh, yeah, I never did talk about Sunday's run......pretty much it was just TOO dang hot. We did 15 miles but they were a very hard 15 and there was definitely some walking going on. I tried to keep hydrated but I definitely should have drank more. The problem is that you get to a point where even though you are sweating like crazy you just don't want to drink any more water because it starts sloshing around in your stomach which is very uncomfortable when you are trying to run. Hopefully it will be cooler on Sat when we do the Salem Lake 30k run. Doing 18 miles will make me a lot more confident about the possibility of doing 26. I'm glad that the race is on Sat because that means that I can spend Sunday doing nothing but laying on the couch watching TV. I may just sleep on the couch Saturday night so I don't even have to get out of my bed to walk to the couch in the morning, hahaha!


Kay said...

I'm not even running and I'm always hungry....what's my excuse?

runrgrl2007 said...

Well I am not sure why your always hungry! Could it be that your metabolism is just out of the roof working hard now that we picked up this crazy mileage? By the way, you are loosing weight. You look great. Your gills are smaller! More room for water when we are running...LOL!

Tiffany said...

LOL. Greedy!