Tuesday, November 26, 2013
This holiday baking is so difficult this year! I love to bake. Today I baked from scratch: gluten freee pancakes, gluten free cookies...I used a bread maker to make a loaf of gluten free bread, I used a roll of store bought sugar cookie dough and my daughter made those....Then I made chicken with onion, garlic, seasoning and frozen green beans with a green leaf lettuce salad with lunch. This was all before 2 pm today. SO! I ate 4 cookies-two from each recipe! WHY! I know its not going to kill me, but it is not a good choice for my body until my health condition is under control. I am not sure how I went 50 days sugar, grain, dairy free and now struggle to make it through day 5....Back to day one tomorrow. The good news, I did not continue eating them, did not get into a mindset of blowing it the whole day since I made a poor choice. I did struggle the rest of the day but I'm not caving. Tomorrow I have to bake cupcakes from scratch, yikes!
The good news for this week is that even though I'm not ending the month at 170 lbs as originally planned, I weighed in today at 178.2 lbs. Happy with that. Maybe I'll get under 178 by 12-1-13..that is what I'll aim for. My other goal is to make it from now through Sunday sugar, dairy, grain free. I know I can do it. I did it 50 days goodness sake! Its just easier not to cave than to eat what I know is not healthy for my condition, it starts a spiral, a mental one downward that I really don't want to deal with...I'm writing down my reasons to stay on track and posting it in the kitchen and making a copy to carry with me. I will read it often until it sinks in deep.
I did a little outdoor strength training tonight before my 4 mile run and it was so good! My core is weak so I'm working on being more consistent...
Hope you all are having a successful week meeting your goals! Please share them, I'd love to cheer you on!
Please share your best ideas on how you are planning to avoid over indulging and staying on track during this busy season. Thanks!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
I am back on track! I was thinking over the weekend, just what is the thing I missed the most? (I was on track since July 27th thru 10-31-13 Primal/see marksdailyapple.com for the plan I was following). The thing I missed (while sick & taking a 3 week rest, was having a little cereal, ice cream, chocolate, gf pancakes,gf scones)....was having a CLEAR mind, not feeling cluttered in my mind, or overwhelmed, having a peace about me that I could accomplish the things I'm called to do.. I could not figure out why it was gone, thinking I was just burnt out with everything. Well, it left when I started slipping things in that affect my gut in a negative way. Things that are not a good fit for me. So nice to know this moving forward...
I took some time this weekend journaling and resting. Rest, another thing I treasure now that I've spent some time reflecting on what I've learned most recently. Life is good!
This weeks goals:
Stick to foods that are good for my body
Eat smaller portions every 2 1/2 to 3 hours vs 3 meals to keep my blood sugar stable
Drink lots of water, aiming for 80-100 oz daily
keep coffee intake to 2 per day and then on to teecino or tea
Sunday 4 mile run-done
Monday- Strength/core + 10 minute doggie walk
Tuesday- 4 mile run
Thursday- 5 mile run in the morning ~ early
I am prepped and set up for a great week~ thankful and blessed.
Have a fantastic week!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Well, its been a month of one thing or another! First was the crazy hormone stuff starting Oct. 13th. them I wound up with a sore throat viral thing, then came stomach virus, then two weeks ago ~on a windy day, my pointer got slammed (locked) in my car door (eggshell fracture- the tip of my finger is in 6 pieces that we can count & the dense nerve bundle was crushed causing much pain. They were most concerned that there was an infection that was close to bone, so Augmenton was prescribed & it worked, no more risk there! The antibiotic makes me nauseous for 4 hours and really set me back in my battle against the candida...) . I stayed on track, until the finger ...that was the straw that broke me. Just sent me spiraling mentally & I went off course, did not go crazy but a little sugar & grain found its way into my life. Futher setting me back in the battle against candida. Well, that stops today. No more pity party..Two weeks of nonsense is enough. I rhave fully recommitted to my best health plan (No sugar, grain, dairy, yeast until blood results show the candida is under control). My functional medicine doctor is helping me figure out the root causes of some ongoing health issues. I'm very excited, and crazy blessed to have her in my corner! My family thinks I'm crazy doing this over the holidays. But you know, without food consuming my thoughts I am free to DO more! I can eat all the veggies (no white taters) and delicious protein, soups, shakes, yum. I love to cook so food is delish & simple, plus quick (under 30 min). It feels good to solidly recommit. I am feeling better than I have in a month, ready to go!
Track online tomorrow
Track offline over weekend while out of town (paper)
Drink lots of water, add in herbal tea for afternoon or evening snack (GINGER, PEPPERMINT, APPLE CINNAMON)
Workouts: Two days each week, 3-5 miles~ Running
Walking 10 minutes each day with 4 legged friend
You are your own gym, 3 days a week, modified if needed for broken
finger (Whole body workouts including warm up, cool down)
Spiritual: Reading through my Women's Study Bible and Hebrews study
Love my family and my life! Enjoy them, laugh often, have a gentle spirit. Forgive~practice this daily...seeking God in all things. I am learning that my pride..not letting people help me, is the very thing holding me back from moving forward...humbling.
I will journal through the next 40 days as I wont be eating my stress...
Much time to be spent in prayer and quiet time with my loving savior, sitting at His feet.
Glad to see the past month behind me. Its been a rough one. On to new adventures. I know life is never dull, though I do long for simpler days.... Reality is that I must learn to cope, and not give up. Perseverance in progress.......
P.S.For my own information...
9 days left in November....I will change my original November goals to just getting back to the basics! I believe I can end the month IN the 170's vs being AT 170. (Today I was at 182 & its that TOM, sorry if TMI, LOL).. I'm off for a rainy run through my hilly subdiv...
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
As much as I'm struggling right now, I refuse to give up. I am not giving up...I am not giving up!
I am being told to rest, reduce stress, drink more water, eat more often & keep it light like soup, drink ginger tea for upset stomach....rest and repeat. My body needs to heal...
Rest. I don't like it. I don't do it well....apparently....
I seriously feel like giving up. Feel like...why am I struggling so hard, only to feel terrible? I want to eat everything in sight. I did overeat today. I did pull myself together before it got out of control, before I undid my health efforts, I think....
I need to finish this, I want to finish this. I am going to finish this! I just need rest.....Rest....What a concept right?!
I refuse to give up. I will struggle, but I will not quit. Now, off to rest...Lord renew me while I slow down and rest, in You.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Still making progress but slowing a bit.
Oct. 1st 187.6, November 1st 181.0.
My goal for November is to exercise more! I am just back to running consistenly, twice each week, 5k each time. I am itching to go further, maybe add a 5 miler every weekend! I think that is just the ticket!
I need to push myself to get my strength training going consistently again. I am feeling jiggly! I will aim for three 20 minute sessions every week. I can do it! My schedule has freed up by about 10 hours! I can absolutely get in the 3 days, 20 minutes!
I would like to be 170 by the end of November and 165 before New Years! But my MAIN focus is to be the healthiest I can be. Fortunately the weight is coming off with the new lifestyle I've adopted in this quest for health! Praise the Lord that He has given me the grace I need each day to persevere. Praying for tomorrow to be productive, my house is in need of some TLC!
I'm enjoying a book called Recaging the Beast (The disease behind disease, the yeast/fungal connection X Jane Remington). its helping me understand the bigger picture of what is going on in my body.
November will be a month of thanks! I am going to be very intentional, daily, with being thankful.
Hoping for the scale to be back in 170's tomorrow morning! I seem to be retaining water this week, every day I wake up and my hands are swollen. Praying for this healing crisis to stabilize so I can feel good again! For three weeks, I've not been feeling well. I've been fighting multiple things. Pushing through to victory!
Have a beautiful weekend! I am loving the fall weather and beautiful trees right now!
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