Where did that speed bump come from????

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's hump day and I was feeling it. Woke with a headache, really not motivated. This week I committed to eating healthier and sticking to a workout program instead of thinking about the big picture.
Mon & Tues - great. Lots of veggies but was confused why SP tracker said I wasn't getting enough carbs, too much protein, not enough calories. Little did I realize that my spinach salads were the culprit. But still better than fast food and frozen dinners.
Maybe that lack of carbs was causing a headache. I haven't taken on a low-carb diet or rejecting any carbs. I've switched to whole grains though.
Lunch time today - for some reason my brain is against my body. Instead of eating each 2.5-3 hours, I went over 4 hours without. Most junk food is out of the house but I located a stealthy pack of Oreos and ice cream. Body said no, brain said yes. Battle goes on and both lost. I SLOWLY ate 3 oreos, thinking I'm satisfying a craving with moderation. 30 mins later I can't stop thinking about ice cream. So I give into 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream. Not the end of the world and much better than past decisions. Within the hour, I was back to the oreos and quickly chomped on FOUR! Like they were going to escape or I would get caught by the calorie fairy.
I'm not going to beat myself up about it though. In the past I would have dined on Oreos and Ice Cream, without limits, until my lunch was ready. The battle wasn't completely lost and I didn't feel completely horrible afterward. I informed my skinny friend who is also my diet confidant cuz she's awesome. We love to eat salads together! Anyway she said move on, move the rest of the cookies, and move for your health. So I did, I am.
In other areas of life, it was quite exciting. I'm a huge fan of Dave Ramsey, Financial Peace University. Many years ago, I paid off $38,000 of debt in 18 months with this program. I changed myself and changed my life. I recently learned my church is hosting this program. I am so excited for others to have a chance to participate in this program at our own church.
A second surprise was receiving my acceptance letter to graduate school. I start in the Fall. I'm nervous and excited. It will be a great experience. Expensive but beneficial.
Off to my workout, this energy has to be used for more than a blog!
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