I wondered if I'd actually have a larger drop today because of yesterday. I 'accidentally' walked 4 miles. I was just going to get a couple of miles in on the treadmill. I chose a short movie, but still 1.5 hours. I figured I would watch 1/2 and knit the rest or split it up into two walks, depending on how I felt.
But I felt great and it was a good French movie with subtitles so I had to pay attention. I got pulled in. I just kept walking. The treadmill said I burned 520 calories (I had bumped the incline up to 5 or 6 early on because I was keeping the speed below 3 mph), which is about what I ate. I didn't add extra food. I didn't need it. I felt fantastic. I wasn't tired or hungry for the rest of the night. I don't know how accurate the treadmill is with that estimate. I know the 'calories burned' is always higher than my smart phone app or FitDay. It really doesn't matter though. The point is I burned more than I took in for certain…by a long shot.
That's the thing with technology; some people take every little number as gospel. It's just a number on a machine. It's probably pretty close, but it's not written in stone. Even the Tanita scale comes up with wonky numbers that make no sense sometimes. I'm not sure if it's the machine or the body (which also does wonky things sometimes), but again, I'm just looking for patterns. If a number was really far out there, I'd ignore it once. If it happened repeatedly, I'd assume the machine was broken. If I FELT unusual AND the numbers were way off, I'd assume it was me.
But I feel wonderful and this morning I look forward to seeing what I can wear to work. :-)