Friday, February 22, 2013
Today I weighed myself and the scale was unusually kind. It said 216.0 so, that would bring my loss since November to an even 30 pounds. Holy crap, I lost the equivalent of a beagle!
Now, more than ever I need to keep myself motivated. I've felt like I've been slacking the last day or two because I've been feverish and pretty achy but, some how I've managed to keep making progress even if it's slow almost pathetic progress. I got in a 30 minute bike program and came up with an average speed of 10.2 mph when I got the results at the end of it. I've been maintaining an average speed of 17 mph so that's a huge difference.
I've been a little high on my calorie range, and I've been eating a lot more grains than I should be. Just because it's whole grain doesn't mean I should comprise my entire diet of it. But, I've been craving all things grain like oats, brown rice, quinoa, and corn, so at least I'm staying away from gluten. While I have no proof to support my gluten sensitivity, I personally, just feel better and my guts like me better when I'm not eating a lot of it...maybe it's the placebo effect or maybe wheat bloats me up like a balloon. Anyhow... DH said maybe my incessant craving is my body asking for more energy to fend off my sickness. Well, whatever it is I hope it passes soon and I can go back to enjoying my fruits, veggies, and legumes and be satisfied when I eat them instead of having that nagging craving for something else.
On top of feeling run down, I'm bored senseless so that's not helping my food situation. With the massive snow drift up against the front of the house it makes me think of things like chicken and dumplings with cornbread. Since I'm sick I don't really want to go out in the snow because I'm sure cold air won't do me much good and I'm not feeling quite up to shoveling our massive driveway. We really don't "have" to get out until Tuesday. Considering this is only Friday that's way more stuck-at-home time than I want to think about.
The house is clean, there is nothing that really needs re-organized, and aside from cooking there isn't a heck of a lot to do. I'm thinking today might be a great day to get lost in a good book, movie, or a video game....even that doesn't sound very entertaining though.