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Friday, August 12, 2011

I am so happy it's Friday. It's been a good week, but still a long week. I'm glad to be going in to this weekend with a plan for my food choices and exercise and the motivation to follow through.

Last night I didn't eat what I planned, and I did go over my calories a bit. Today is a new day though, and I got right back on track when I woke up.

So on Monday when I started and set my goals I decided that I wasn't going to cut out coffee this go round. Although I don't think it's made me feel more hungry since I've been drinking it on a full stomach, it has definately made me sleepy at night. I was probably drinkign around 3 - 5 oz a day this week. I think my body is just really sensitive to caffeine. I am also super sensitive to flour, which I was reminded of last night. I was in a flour induced coma last night, lol. I sat on the couch at 8:45pm and fell fast asleep. I didn't get to any of the things that I had planned.

I guess this is a reminder (something I need to learn from) that as much as this journey is about weight loss, it's even more about quality of life. When I ingest sugar, caffeine and flours, my body doesn't work the way it's supposed to. Which leads to not living my best life. Not following through on things I want to do because I am too tired. Not spending time with my husband because I am snoring on the couch.

So, I am recommitting myself this morning to my choice to not eat processed flours and I am making a new committment to not drink coffee (also diet sodas).

I wrote on the Spark Running team I'm a member of yesterday about this. I am going to start a new running program. I have been having lots of foot and achilles problems this year, so I saw a podiatrist this week. He's having custom orthotics made for me that he said will make a huge difference. That plus me stretching my calves/achilles 3 times a day will make running comfortable again. So I'm going to train for the 5k Turkey Trot this Thanksgiving day with my DD. I'm so excited to do this with her.

My first run will be tonight. I don't have my orthotics yet, but I am going to be starting from scratch on the C25K, so it will be pretty easy.

I have a lunch planned with friends. We're going somewhere that doesn't list calories on the menu. That's okay because I will make my decision based on ingredients anyway, to avoid flours and sugars.

Have a great Friday!!
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