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Saturday - son's 2 yr old party

Saturday, March 16, 2013

I am pooped! This is how a feel the first day back to school. My entire body hurts from trying to get back into the swing of things after the first day. I feel like that today. Everything hurts. I am so tired and achy it's ridiculous. It boils down to the worse timing ever.

I started monitoring, shall we say, my carb intake yesterday. Yesterday I had 63 grams or something. From readying up on various diets I know that people go way lower than that, but for me that was enough to upset my body's rhythm. I woke feeling dizzy and drained. I knew I needed to jog today because I haven't gone all week. I needed it for stress relief, but looking back, I probably should have passed. It was a good jog, but I just don't have the energy right now. I should have saved all my energy for my son's 2nd birthday party. We were busy from the second the sun was up until about 7 pm tonight and that is just not my cup of tea. I don't like being overly busy. I know some people thrive on it...not I. I definitely do not. I live for the days where we have no plans and nothing to do.

Anyways. I did my best today.
Jog burned 338 calories according to heart rate monitor.
Consumed only 1008 calories but 81 carbs.

When I am trying to limit carbs, I am having trouble getting enough calories in. I thinki just need to focus on the breads, pastas, and rice types of carbs. I just don't think of a fruit or veggie as being a negative!

I have a book on hold at the library called the 17 day diet and I am tempted to get my turn to read it. I can't wait for whoever had it checked out to return in! I downloaded a sample and the title is misleading. It doesn't last 17 days, it just has cycles that run for 17 days each. I am actually kind of excited to read about it. Apparently "the drs." and "dr. Oz" have talked about it on their show. That makes me want to think it is a little more legit. Maybe. It's still a diet and a diet is not what I want. But I have read a lot of review, even here on sp, and it sounds like a good way to develop good eating habits. I am trying to not think of it as a diet, but eating plan.

I have to get the book first!

Anyways, I look forward to my last day of spring break tomorrow and nothing is planned. Well, except laundry!
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    I love carbsd so much that I hate when my calories go so high for eating them. Right now I am eating as less as I can, but I surely miss them. More proteins are required for me.

    1893 days ago
    Have you read anything of the science of low carb? When your body is adapting to burning your own body fat instead of the sugar and starch in your food a lot of other things are going on. One cause of fatigue and dizziness is that your kidneys now function better, and they dump a lot of excess water that you've been carrying around for years. Unfortunately, with the water goes some of your electrolytes. Most people bounce back by having some salty broth.

    Focus on veggies at first, fruits can come later. The important thing is WHOLE FOODS, not processed.

    The key is to keep your insulin levels low and, thus, your blood sugar levels steady. Insulin causes fat storage. Low levels encourage fat burning.

    About.com actually has a very nice section on low carb eating. It's written by Laura Dolson, and she writes very knowledgeably and well:

    1893 days ago
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