Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Today I got to hang out with DH for a few hours. We went out to breakfast, did some shopping, came home and watched a movie. Then back to work he went! Poor guy. But the date for his promotion may be coming sooner than expected...good thing, too, because he's starting to feel the pain of the 20 hour days and frequent all-nighters.
I'm so ready for tomorrow. I'm ready to break down this wall that has been keeping me from losing weight. I'm ready to make good choices and get back to running. Tomorrow is a long day at work and I have to get my final blood work done to confirm that my miscarriage is over. I won't be able to go to the gym in the morning and it'll be 9 pm before I'm off of work. But I do plan on making good food choices and starting this journey off the right way. I'll be back home on Friday and am looking forward to starting to recreate the habit of running in the evenings. The room where my treadmill is is all cleaned up so I can run in there happily. Ok, well, for the first few weeks at least I'll be doing a lot of wogging, but working up to running. Oddly enough, I love running in the rain, so I'm looking forward to also venturing out on some outdoor runs over the next few months. First, though, I need to work on the stamina and take off some weight so I feel comfortable running in public.
Food plan is basically South Beach/Paleo. I am focusing on low-carb for the most part, but will allow carbs on an as-needed basis, mostly for the convenience of eating at work. I have a couple of good recipes I'm excited to try. Most importantly will be portion sizes. I always tell my clients that to help take weight off of an overweight pet, the first step is to really measure out their food. So I got a new battery for my food scale today and I'm looking forward to using it!
I'm very excited and feel very motivated. I ordered a book online called "Is Your Body Baby Friendly" by Dr. Alan Beer, a leading fertility specialist. I've heard a lot of good things about it and hope it helps. I think there is some kind of food plan, too, which will need to be incorporated into my plan!