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Day 10 - Strength and Carbs

Monday, January 13, 2014

I'm pleased that on the day I returned to strength training class after a very, very long absence, the teacher decided to tailor it just for me. Seriously, today was my ideal class. Lots of abs, some triceps and biceps, some quads and glutes. I am a rock star when it comes to ab exercises, for which I credit swimming for many years. Except for plank, that is. We did 3, 1 minute 20 second planks and I couldn't hold them for very long. However, I blame the slippery floor (toes sliding out from under me) and my weak elbows for that, rather than my core. I assume as I lose weight, it won't hurt my elbows quite so much to hold plank.

Hopefully I won't be too sore and can elliptical tomorrow. I should probably elliptical anyway since I'm sure it will help work out some of the muscle soreness. My plan is to elliptical 3 times this week and go back for more strength class on Friday.

On Saturday I had a planned diet deviation and I really suffered for it. We went up to Cambridge for a music festival all day Saturday and it's tradition every year to go to a Mexican place there with friends. My entrée was ok on the carbs, but I planned to, and I did, indulge in the chips and salsa. I've always said that I don't react strongly to corn, but I think I might have been overly optimistic.

By the time we left the restaurant, I was starting to feel bloated. We went to the festival's closing concert and two hours later when we left for home, I felt like my whole body had puffed up to double its size. Not only that, but an hour into the closing concert I suddenly felt insanely tired. Even with all the noise, I could have fallen asleep right there. The next morning it was so hard to get up.

I know I've written about these experiences before, but I keep writing them down in the hopes that they will sink in, and also act as evidence to myself that I really do have extreme reactions to grains.

Yesterday was a stellar food day and today is on track so far as well. I just feel so much better eating this way!
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    My elbows do not like planks. I either put them on a folded towel, or I do planks from my palms--push-up position.

    Good luck with the food issues. Some food does that to me and I like the taste enough to suffer a little--sometimes.
    1620 days ago
    Reminds me of the saying about the definition of insanity. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Except that we KNOW we aren't going to get different results, and yet we do it anyway. Now that's insanity, and I'm guilty of it also.
    1620 days ago
    It reminds me of my Aunt Mary, who persisted in eating things that gave her a reaction, saying "Well, sometimes it doesn't bother me..." We just have to keep trying over and over hoping that doing the same thing will eventually give us a different response. But, alas, no.
    1621 days ago
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