Peaking (and some Valleys)
Monday, October 26, 2009
I have to admit, I haven't been feeling the Spark much, since I last updated. I got sick during the last week of September, and then again weekend before last. I've also had my period TWICE this month, which makes absolutely no sense to me, because my birth control dosage is supposed to make me have periods only 4 times a year. So, I've been struggling and feeling like crap.
I've also had some pretty big issues weighing on me in my personal life, so I've been spending a lot of time in coffee shops, working, reading, and feeling a bit melancholy. And that has meant indulging on tempting pastries and warm beverages a bit more than I probably should.
I'm not gaining a ton of weight, or anything, but I seem to be gaining and losing the same few pounds over and over, so that's frustrating. Still, I'm happy to be hanging out in the 160 range, because it's a lot better than I was doing this time last year! :)
On the decidedly-Up side, physical Therapy has been going pretty well. I'm still wearing a knee supporter at wushu from time to time, but things seem to be getting better, and I'm working more of my beloved activities back into my life. I can even occasionally go running again!
Anyhoo, this week, since I am dressing up as one of the X-Men for Halloween, I'm trying out the "peaking" diet from Making The Cut, mostly just to see what happens. I know that I'm not *quite* at my goal, but I'm close enough that I figure, eh, it's worth trying. Looking more like a ripped superhero is appropriate for the costume, after all!
Yesterday was my first day, and I find that I do like the simplicity of it--with how complicated life has been lately, it's nice to have *something* that's simple--and I haven't been feeling overly hungry. I think the worst part of it is breakfast! I've really grown to love my eggs-and-oatmeal breakfast, and the egg whites with spinach is just bland, bland, bland. I may try zucchini instead of spinach tomorrow, to see if that helps, but even if it doesn't, it's only one week, right?