Thursday, December 12, 2013
My TOM came early and it has my tummy upset, and I feel like I am on the brink of a sinus infection. I have done nothing exercise-wise this week, and am just trying to hold on without going full-blown sick! I took a half day Tuesday, and slept. I am going to go to bed early tonight, and hope I can sleep! I have a chiropractor appointment so I have to be up early for me. I may take another half day depending how I feel when I get up. I could go to my appointment, then come home and sleep for a couple hours. Yes LP I am taking the nasty oil of oregano!!
The good news is I am not having cravings like I usually do! I usually have at least one junk binge per month. I don't even feel like I want it, which is refreshing! I do have another 5 days or so to go, but I am optimistic!
Sunday, December 08, 2013
I headed out this morning in cold weather running gear, planning on taking Charlie to the pet store to get cat litter, and then for a 45 minute run. I only had limited time until I had to get ready for my Pampered Chef Party. Well, he got invited by his trainer to play in her current class, and he was having such a great time playing with a female Great Dane twice his size that I lost track and we never got out for our run! It was worth it though, they were so cute and funny!! He was petrified at first because she was so big, and the 2 previous Great Danes he met were mean to him (boys). He kept going to me and the trainer for reassurance. But soon they were rough-housing and he decided he loved a big woman! She even took his face and most of his head in her mouth and he never showed any distress or tried to get away!! He just looked at her like she was the coolest thing on earth! They played and played, until the next class arrived, and then looked for each other in the store. It was worth missing a run because they were so happy! I think we will drop by again at that time and see if we can play...He has a play date tomorrow with the puppy across the street. I hope it is as much a success as last week and he can continue enjoying teaching him. These folks are apt to give away dogs and I hope we can help work with this one early so they don't want to.
I did a dairy free trial last week and it yielded NO results. I really was reacting to it at one point as if I was allergic, and was as a baby. I am happy to report nothing changed when I went off this week, or back on yesterday!! I am SO happy I LOVE cheese!! I could never quit it long term, I always cheated within a couple weeks or a month! Some things I don't care about, I LIKE almond milk and coconut creamer, but cheese...I NEED it!! I also really love greek yogurt with berries and flax or chia. I am happy to have it back now on low carb. It seems to be the problem was eating it AND grains, even gluten free ones.
I have a lot to do tomorrow, and I also want to rest, so I think I am going to make a schedule for both chores and rest tomorrow. I want to set myself up for success! I have food prep and logging food to do plus cleaning and putting laundry away. I also should make up the missed run for today. I have to think about how I am going to do all that and still find my day restful!
I am down 1# this week, but am still not to my lowest. I am happy but no measurements changed or anything. I have to be diligent with tracking and am going to try and lower the protein a little because I do take in a lot. Even though I would rather be losing more, I am still not going to be discouraged with low carb. I still feel better than I have in a while regardless! It is where I belong, I just need to tweak a little and I have faith it will work. I could be better with consistency and exercise as well. I also have been bad with alcohol. I love my wine, and I also had hard cider in the fits of a craving the other night! At least dry wine is minimal carb! Cider is 8 per bottle that I had and I had 4! So 1# is great this week I will take it!
Sunday, December 08, 2013
I cannot be happier this has been a rough week! Next week I have appointments every day but Friday so I will be having to get up early (for me). I need to make sure I prep for success and don't fall victim to the puppy, kitty and recliner!
I have a Pampered Chef party tomorrow, so I am sure I will be off a little bit on my carbs. I am planning 0 carbs for breakfast and dinner to allow for some leeway. I know I will be having wine, and IDK what else.
I am increasingly frustrated with grocery shopping lately! I really cannot have ANY convenience foods anymore! I don't really rely on these much but sometimes, when I am tired...I just want to pick something up. Nope. Either gluten, or corn syrup, or corn starch, or corn solids. Too many carbs. UGH! It forces me to be healthier, but geez! I would like a break sometimes! I had high hopes for a shrimp/bacon/cream cheese appetizer I saw...but NO, corn syrup!! Seriously??!! Almost all salad dressings have it now except organic and Marie's. There is corn syrup in CEASAR??!! WHY?? It is so pervasive I KNOW that is why I can't handle it anymore. It just isn't natural to have corn in everything you eat. Soy is next I can almost guarantee it! That is in almost everything too and I was on soy as a baby. I avoid it mostly, but I do get some sometimes.
Looking forward to this week, I see struggles ahead. my TOM is coming up and I have already been feeling a lack of OOMPH. I am not necessarily tired, but just not energetic and peppy either. TOM may kick me over to professional slug!! I am going to try and combat this with extra sleep and trying to at least do something every day (other than work). I have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday and am going to ask for a Vit. D level since it is winter in NY. I do take 4,000 between my supplements but want to see if that is enough.
Sunday I hope to get a good start on tracking for the week, have fun, and get out for a run. Charlie needs it as much as I do! He was telling me so a few minutes ago by licking his leash and looking at me all sad faced! He has been a very good boy despite being mostly cooped up since Monday. Hopefully the weather cooperates! If not, we can go pet store shopping.
Happy Sunday everyone!
Saturday, December 07, 2013
I ate scrambled eggs cooked in coconut oil and sausage this morning for breakfast and I was back to feeling normal today! I am still under my 20g I planned for today and am going to have a snack but I am not starving. I am so glad that I figured it out fast! Yesterday was not my day, and I don't care to repeat that! I didn't even sleep well.
Today I tried the spiral slicer I ordered and made zucchini "noodles" for my chicken soup. I liked both the machine and the soup with the zucchini. I am going to try them this weekend with some sauce or butter and cheese and see how they are that way.
Going to try to head to bed early tonight, and hope I don't wake up too early again. Couldn't go back to sleep because my brain would not shut up about stupid stuff! I hate that!
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