Well, long day done. It was very sad seeing so very many animals coming from so many horrific situations and now just living out their last days on this farm. The girl who registered us and we had contact with during the day was rather obnoxious so that flavored our time there somewhat... Loads and loads of tigers, African lions, wolves and wolf hybrids, cougars, leopards and panthers, etc etc. It was only about 70F today but we got really hot. It is out on the plain with barely a tree in sight and there was a walkway about 20 - 30 feet up in the air that you could walk around and view the various camps and enclosures. It is always so depressing seeing the results of human nastiness ... sigh. It was very educational and DD especially, was deeply touched by the plight of the animals. She was reading all the stories about the rescues and her dear soul was totally incredulous to hear of the atrocities. Our kids are very sheltered from that side of things still, so it was a real wake up call for her. She was ready to come home and send all her money to help the animals - especially the lions.
Lots of walking, which woke my heel up a bit. It started to whine by the end of the day, but that is a sight better than limping around all day long. And even though it was hurting I was still able to walk normally. That is a huge improvement. I was so happy that it was warmer today as I don't have any shoes that are suitable for colder weather and that don't hurt my heel.
I was just thinking today ... what kind of calorie intake should one aim for? I have generally been aiming to get about 1200 a day, but despite eating a lot yesterday the scale didn't move this morning. My carbs were low but the overall calories were pretty high. Today I had about 1700 calories, a little too many carbs 68g which I consider not bad for eating on the road. Protein 98 g, fat 112g. As you may have noticed I really don't have any problem with getting enough fat!!!! I don't want to overdo it though. I am 5'7" and of medium build, pretty muscular under the fat. What is a good range for me? Where do I find this? Some days I do fine on 1200 or less even but that usually gets followed up in a few days with a higher calorie day. Of course this is probably why I have not made much progress on my weight loss too! Just don't want my body to think it needs to hang on to the fat or give it too much either. I haven't quite found that sweet spot for me.