so... 800 calories isn't much. and the days final tallies come in right at 770 or so. i'm feeling tired and trying to decide whether it's the limited food intake or the fact that i have gone off soda, even diet. i've always gotten a lot of calories from beverages and it made sense to try to break that habit altogether. besides, it's not like my typical caloric intake was of energy-giving, nutrient-rich content.
night time is hard. i am certainly a night-snacker. when 7pm rolled around and i was already at my calorie goal, i found i was a bit lost. when 9pm showed up, i was a stranger in a strange land. i can imagine this will get harder before it gets easier. i'm finding it's a game of distraction. i always wish i read more, etc... so maybe this is how that will happen. i've given myself a mani-pedi and done some extra cleaning and laundry. the lack of crunchy treats actually seemed to make me anxious. that might be the wrong word... i guess it just made me restless. food has always been a comfort. it's going to be interesting finding alternatives.
especially difficult was when i decided to watch a movie i'd rented. (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was phenomenal, even having read the book. I highly recommend it!) movie time was definitely a trigger, though. i even caught myself getting ready to walk to the fridge...
in other news, day 1 of Insanity is a fit test. the people in the video are showing their progress talking about how they went from 39 reps to 51. imagine my sense of inadequacy when i was worn beyond worn at 7 or 12. BUT it's not a pass/fail. it's a placement exam and now i know where i stand. little nervous about tomorrow's workout, though. some of those moves were intense.