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My Mystifying Monday....

Monday, April 29, 2013

So, I am still dealing with this headache (and I am glad to know I'm not alone). It's not to the point of having to confine myself into a dark quite room, but I still feel it. And another really odd symptom came from this headache....carb and sugar cravings.

Yes, it was and is pretty hardcore. I was, and still am doing well. But even my mother made the comment yesterday at Sam's, "What with you and sweets now?" Hehe, stupid baked good section looked awesome. I don't know if I got the headache because I was lowering my carbs, but it's not like I was eating below 100 grams of carbs or anything. In fact I was around 150 grams most of the week (if not higher). But I did seem to miss one of my three Metformin's, the night before. I don't know, but this headache is still causing issues for me, and I am still feeling the effects (sugar anyone?).

I picked up some not to good things at the grocery store yesterday, but at the same time they aren't horrible. I got some new things too (so there is, by default, a review or two here). I picked up some Pop Chips, the Salt and Vinegar flavor, because I am sucker for anything Salt and Vinegar. The Pop Chips themselves aren't that great though. I mean, I don't see why it's any better for you than regular chips. Plus it is way to potato-y. It tastes way faker than regular chips, so I don't think I will be buying these again. Then I got some Pirouline, you know those round roller cookies with chocolate hazelnut inside. Yeah, I was having a hard time moving at this point yesterday (my energy was totally zapped). I'm not proud of it, but yesterday I nearly ate half of the entire thing. No bueno, oh well. I feel like I got it out of my system.

The grocery store was bad, but not horrible. I picked up some more Yoplait Greek Yogurt, Key Lime flavored. I like it because it's got the protein from greek yogurt I like, and it's not horrible with carbs, only 10 grams per 100 calorie container. I also picked up a four pack of my Very Very Vanilla Silk I adore. I don't get it often, but I do love it. Again, it has some protein to make me feel okay with this carb splurge. I also got some Skinny Cow Cookies and Creme Ice Cream Sandwiches. I am honestly not impressed. I think my So Delicious Coconut Agave Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches are better to be honest. But it is satisfying my craving for something frozen.

Today's run/walk went, well, kinda awful. Let me preface this by saying I had THE worst nights sleep here at the new place thus far. I woke up, and to be honest, it takes me far longer to get ready that I should, I am just so sluggish in the mornings, but today's run is making me want to get up at 6 am. I got ready to run and set off around 11:30 this morning. It was already steamy! I got extremely hot and realized no amount of cooling clothing will save me when it gets into the 90's. So I am starting to wake up super early now.

Despite the tireness, the heat, and whatever else, it was an interesting run. I think the kids where off from school because the amount of people was far more than in the past few weeks. I had to cut off my last three 1 minute 30 second intervals short. I just couldn't push it. Which is odd, because last Wednesday I did fine. I don't know if it's because my run is 30 minutes long (not the 25 or 20 minutes recommended), or if I am just having that much of an issues adjusting to running again. My calfs get tired and tight, and today for the first time in forever, my feet went numb.

So despite my three days at this interval, I might just have to go the entire week at 1:30 jog. To be honest though, I much rather spend my time doing this than starting to increase my time to early. I feel like when I can complete the intervals as scheduled, I will be able to go to the next level. I am wondering though if I should go do the first week of my C25k I got on my iPod. It's a run for one minute, walk for 1:30 for 20 minutes (25 if you include the 5 minute warm up). The second week is a run for 1:30 and walk for 2 minutes. The third week is a run for 1:30, walk 1:30, run 3:00, walk 3 minutes and repeat once more. I was able to get to the fourth week when it jumped to 5 minutes running and I couldn't do it. So I might just restart that plan, but I don't know. I feel like I need to do it a bit longer. Though with the run today, I seemed to be running a bit faster than normal (I can't help it though, my music is AWESOME). I am also going to add in some calf raises in hopes that will strengthen my calf and prevent the tightness when I am running. I need something for the ankles though.

I just don't know though. As anxious as I am to go longer, faster, hard, I also want to be able to do it. I swear this is the last freaking time I attempt to run a 5k. And I will succeed. In the past my biggest issue was lack of good shoes. They were good shoes, but they were never enough. These shoes are the bomb, and I know I will be able to run in them...eventually. Maybe I should do a shorter workout, and then when I get to the point of running 20 minutes straight start adding time. But I really need more physical activity, especially since the scale is REFUSING TO MOVE!

Yes that's right, the scale isn't moving. Sure it will move up and down, but it's not a progress anything at the moment. I started weighing myself a few weeks ago, and working out shortly after. I started at 154.2 on Monday April 8th. My lowest weight since then was 152.2 on Saturday April 13 and again on Friday April 26th. My highest weight was 154.8, just this past Sunday (April 28th). So you can see, I am not losing anything or gaining anything (but I still feel like I am slimming down). I guess we will see if the numbers have changed Wednesday when I measure again (last measurement's were on April 17th, when I finally found my tape measure).

The house is still a disaster, and it's starting to cause my parents to fight. You see, both my parents are wanting to downsize, but my dad as a spending issue. He loves to buy things. So there are a few things that we need to get for the place to make things easier, but my dad wants the nice stuff, but it's only temporary. We are still planning to get a house of our own by the end of the year lease is up here. It's causing issues because my mom want a cheap solution and work with what we have, while my dad is wanting us to get new stuff because that's how it works in his head. And all the while, I just want some freakin' help unpacking the rest of the crap (because I have no idea where to put anything else). So yeah, I am still going to crazy with the move.

Oh well, that's it for me. I did my running and squats for the day. Time for some calf raises and then a shower.

Have a good one, and sorry for the long a** blog!

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