Friday, May 16, 2014
A rough night. It poured and poured and my husband was totally stressed because we keep having flooding issues in the basement which made me stressed that he was stressed so I was semi awake all night. I woke up at 5:15 and went downstairs to check on it and it was fine so I was able to go back to bed, only to be woken up by a county alert warning me about the flooding possibility. I then lay on the couch for an hour until our handy man called to say his guys were coming over to start some work we're having done.
Exercise: 100 minutes
Isn't it funny how even at age 48 you can discover things about yourself that you really didn't know before? For instance, I've discovered two things lately - that I need lots of protein in my breakfast to not overeat later in the day, and that the later I eat breakfast, the better. When I eat "within 30 minutes of waking" which is what all the so called experts suggest, I eat around 7:45/8:00 and then eat lunch early and then am starving at 4:00 and have trouble controlling my snack even though I know dinner is coming. I feed two teenagers as well as myself so dinner time is pretty nonnegotiable if we want to all eat together. But if I wait until 9:00 or after, which is actually when I'm hungry anyway, I eat lunch a bit later and I might have a snack around 3:30 or 4:00 but I'm not starving and I can control it.
I'm learning again and again that I have to do what works for ME, not some statistic or some idea ogeneral f what's right for the masses. Some people do very well eating low carb. I do very well as far as weight loss goes but I'm totally miserable. Some people do a brutal one hour workout and breeze through their day. I find that walking for 10 minutes every hour or so is less hard on my body and something that doesn't feel like effort so I'm more likely to do it and do it consistently.
I feel like I'm reinventing myself, not just with the oncoming weight loss but with figuring out what I need to do to be healthy and happy. It's actually rather exciting.