I love popcorn, and it’s as easy as tossing a bag in a microwave and nuking it for two minutes. That’s a mighty advantage first thing in the morning, when I need food and water most, so I had popcorn for breakfast. It’s also very comforting, as it’s mostly starch. I needed that even more; it keeps the constant anxiety that otherwise wears me out to a low whine in the distance, rather than the keening of my muscles swearing they are going to die if they move.
And move I did. Two bursts totaling 27 minutes of continuously moving boxes and bins, bagging up trash and gathering up laundry for a total of 177 extra calories added to my daily limit, which was enough to buy me a can of Mountain Dew without cutting into the rest of the day’s calories. It’s the standard, high-fructose version, but I like it, and after working until it was too warm to work, that cold can of tart-sweet soda was very satisfying, and the caffeine kick was enough to keep me feeling good for several hours. All in all, I am very pleased.
Necessary data: Total intake: 1,711/1790. Calories burned in exercise: 177. Net deficit: 260 calories.