Sunday, June 30, 2013
I started the FMD yesterday after reading the book on Friday. I really want to lose about 30 pounds also because I think it will help my running time improve and lessen the stress on my knees and ankle. I had a lot of the foodstuff on hand so I just decided to start the diet, plus I needed to run yesterday and you're only supposed to do cardio on days 1 and/or 2.
Cardio was terrible yesterday, partly because of the intense heat, but mostly because my ankle is acting up again. I was supposed to do 11 miles but I only did 8, walking the last .75 mile, because my ankle hurt too much. I iced and soaked in epsom salts when I got home, and I'm resting it today. I've also done some stretching. I might even soak it in epsom salts again today.
I think I know why it's acting up--the week before, I ran without soaking or icing afterwards because my dad was visiting and we were busy going out and doing stuff, so I only had time to run, shower, and go. Up until then, my ankle had been steadily getting better, but I think not icing and soaking made it revert back to the old injury.
Yesterday I made the turkey kale bean soup but I substituted lean ground beef for the turkey (in addition, I browned it, then dumped it in a colander and rinsed it to get rid of as much oil as possible), and I substituted beets for the winter squash and chard for the kale. Too late I realized chard isn't on the phase 1 list, but oh well, I don't think that'll be too bad.
What I didn't realize until today (when I was shopping) was how much added stuff is in canned beans! Holy cow there's all these chemicals in it to keep it looking pretty or to keep the texture. Yuck! I hope that doesn't stall my weight loss, because I used 3 cans in the soup yesterday.
The recipe says it feeds 4, but I ended up with 18 cups of soup! I ate 3 cups each meal (1.5 portions, according to the book) and it seems like a lot. I went over my calorie count, although not my fat count.
I'm trusting in the book and what she says, but the portions seem awfully large.
I don't know if I lost any weight from yesterday because I didn't weight myself (forgot to) until after breakfast, when I was about 151 pounds. Today I'm 150.6. I'm also about to start my period so I don't know how that's affecting things.
I've also got a headache today. I don't know if it's a hormone-induced headache because of my period, or if it's somehow to do with the diet. I don't want to tax my liver by taking Tylenol, but I did take some feverfew. It helped a little bit.
Another thing, today I seem to be really hungry. After each meal yesterday, I wasn't very hungry until snack time or the next meal time. Today, I was starving a couple hours after breakfast, and a couple hours after my snack I was hungry again. I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing.
I loaded up on meats for days 3 and 4, phase 2. I hope I'll be able to do it, I tend to be a carb fiend. Luckily I like veggies so I think it'll be okay.