Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I weighed myself this morning and was shocked. I have dropped 4.4 lbs. I was stuck on the same number constantly, and there was no moving it... So I'm not exactly sure what's going on, but I like it and I'm going to keep up the healthy food and eating! I should have gone running yesterday but I really couldn't bring myself to. I was in a crappy mood and tired and all I wanted to do was lay on the couch with my cat and watch Bones. I'm going to go to the gym tonight for a weights class, so at least I have that!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

So, I'm sure this is all in my head, but I'm feeling a little less munchy. I actually had a decent food weekend... Not to say I didn't have a few alcoholic beverages and a few bad foods, but overall I kept it under control and came out of the weekend feeling like I had won!

I got into the 10k on 4th of July in Atlanta, which I am so excited about. You have to sign up, pay, and then they put your name in a lottery to be chosen. Last year I didn't get it, but I'm so glad to be participating this year. There are 5 of us in my group, including my boyfriend and my best friend. I ran the race 2 years ago with my best friend and we finished in 1 hour and 29 minutes. We want to cut our time this year by 10 minutes... Totally doable.

So now I need to start training... And encourage my BFF to start training too. We want to run it together, so we need to train at the same pace.

Anyway, I hope my feelings about my healthy eating are true and not in my head! I would like this to continue!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I'm feeling a lot better! I was thinking I would be down for the count for a few days but it seems like all I have now is the dull ache of a normal period.
I'm still taking it easy.. Walking on the treadmill instead of running, but I got my food in check for right now and I'm happy about that!
I'm in Tampa for work :( the weather is nice and sunny, but it's a little cold. I'm at a hotel walking distance to the office which is nice, but it felt pretty darn cold this morning.
Eats- egg white omelet with fruit, chicken Caesar salad with a banana, and a shrimp quesadilla, with no sour cream or quac.
I walked on the treadmill for 45 minutes this morning and I think I'm headed down there again now. I guess I could sit in my hotel room and read or watch TV but its only 8pm so I've got plenty of time to kill.
Looking to be just as good tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Well that failed. I definitely need a do-over on the Arden's Garden fast.
To be completely honest I am not surprised. I've been pretty stressed out, and I tend to over eat when I'm in a stressful situation or something that I can't control.
This time it was because I was worried about getting an IUD. I have really been wanting to get it, and I heard that it would mean no pregnancies and no periods for 5 years. How do you pass that up? What was really concerning me was the pain- I had heard it hurt soooo much... Like having a baby. The worry was consuming me and so I was consuming food... Not good. I had the procedure this morning and boy, was it painful. It was pretty simple, they open you up with one of those metal clamps, and then put a tube into your cervix, kind of like a tampon.. They expel the IUD and then pull the tube out and you're done. Unfortunately the first one they put in pulled out when the tube came out so I had to go through the whole thing again. My doctor said it was probably defective...
Now I am home and I hurt a lot... Just like bad cramps.. And I want to eat everything.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Day 1 of Arden's Garden juice fast is complete. I went to the gym and took a weight class yesterday which really just sucked it out of me. I couldn't manage to do anything last night after that. Makes sense... If you're just drinking juice, how could you expect your muscles to be strong?
I really need to clean my house, and last nght would have been the perfect opportunity, but instead I watched tv and then ::gasp:: ate pizza.
Stupid boyfriend reminded me that he had forgotten his leftovers. If he hasn't said anything, I would never have noticed, and would have finished the day with zero solid food. I guess I wasn't too mad at myself because they were small pieces from one of those gourmet shops and couldn't have been more than 400 calories total. I called it 600 and was still under my calorie goal.
This juice stuff has a lot of sugar!! Makes sense I guess... But it's really not necessarily a "low calorie" fast.
I'm going to finish strong today WITHOUT food, and plan on continuing into tomorrow when my juice is finally finished.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Today and tomorrow I am participating in a juice fast. I just need to do something. I know this wont be a permanent fix, and that the results I will see aren't forever, but I'm 14 hours in and have 34 left to go and am feeling good.

I used to be a faster and a starver.... As I've gotten older and read more and more on nutrition, I truly understand that your body cannot function at its full potential without calories. However, it is easy to see a quick fix idea and think that it might work, or it might be worth it. The healthier me is larger than the younger me who did fast and over exercise and all that... So what is my reward for doing it right!?

I'm going to give this a solid two days and then head to Tampa for work. I'll be eating while I'm there, but I will be alone for dinners which is nice, as long as I can manage not to binge.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I'm alive. Just lost the motivation to write. I'm so tired of trying so hard every day and not seeing results