Saturday, January 19, 2013
You're kidding yourself if you don't believe it
Get up, get back on your feet
You're the one they can't beat and you know it
Come on, let's see what you've got
Just take your best shot and don't blow it
I just rediscovered Styx. I realized I knew a lot more of their songs than I thought, and that they all sounded different, so I put Styx on spotify all week. It was fun. Fooling Yourself is my new favorite, and also Lady, although Come Sail Away will always be incredible.
Okay, enough music talk. I've been not blogging for a long time. Some of that time was good, right up through Thanksgiving I did really well with everything. My two person team even won third place in our Biggest Loser challenge at work. However, it all went downhill from there. My break was mostly me sleeping, eating junk, and not exercising. Not smart. I think I was reacting to my incredibly high level of stress from this past semester or something, but I just didn't care at all.
Anyway, so I gained all I'd lost during the Biggest Loser back plus some, and now I'm back again to get it right for a while. I had to kick back into gear post-holidays no matter what because I'm running the Disney Princess Half Marathon on February 24th, so I knew that was coming. I'm back on track for training, ran 5 miles Monday and will be doing 7 in about 10 minutes.
The food is still an issue, but I'm solving it. I'd gotten into some major trouble taking my metformin in the fall because I wasn't eating in the morning, and then I'd forget to take it when I did eat. I have a new plan for spring: peanut butter and raw honey. I'm taking the metformin every morning within an hour of waking up with peanut butter and raw honey. The peanut butter keeps my system from reacting to the metformin, and the raw honey keeps out viruses and allergens. So far, it's a much better system.
I also have a new eating plan on top of that. It goes about like this:
3 small meals between the hours of 10am and 5pm
meal one: half a grapefruit, one egg with cheese, one piece of bacon
meal two: half a can of sardines with hot sauce (or other sauce), homemade yogurt/fruit mix, veggie chips
meal three: homemade chopped liver, miso soup with onions, sharp cheddar cheese and jam
All of these are tiny portions, a few tablespoons of chopped liver, 1/4 cup yogurt, 1 oz cheese, etc. Then, I'll have normal dinner and in the evening I can have a small homemade frozen chocolate whipped cream, low sugar. This is very much a low-sugar, low-carb, whole food diet.
This is three days a week, the other two days I'll fast from peanut butter until dinner. Those are days when I teach 5 hours in a row, so I don't have time to eat anyway.
So, I have a plan, and I have to go for a run. I also have it scheduled to blog here at least once a week, so expect more of me.
Onward and upward!