Sunday, February 23, 2014
I haven't shown a weight loss for a couple of weeks now, although I didn't weigh myself last week. Kind of a waste of hope, so I plan to go another week before weighing myself.
I'm still increasing my run distances, so each week is at least 1 more mile than the previous week. Today I plan a 5 mile long run, if my knee will cooperate. I went to a community barn dance last night and was having a lot of clumsy fun but at one point I kicked out my leg and felt my knee hyperextend. I'm not having any pain or decreased range of motion, so I don't expect any problems but will have to be careful.
I'm still pretty much on plan with the McDougall diet. The decrease in total protein each day, and the strict control of fat has helped me be stronger and better able to get my runs going. I'm struggling right now with fruit. I was eating an apple a day but realized that I'm getting sleepy every day when I sit for more than a few minutes. I tried grapes, and got the same reaction. I have to work my way through the fruit kingdom to identify fruits I can eat which won't tire me out from the sugar. Hopefully I'll find at least one fruit that works, as I don't really want to stop eating fruit altogether.
I'm still eating as much as I want whenever I feel hungry, and concentrating on grains and potatoes. Legumes are on the pyramid (for me) above the greens and veg, because they are higher in protein and sugars than other starches.
In any case, my body is reshaping itself. I guess this is my muscle-building period. I would really love to see some actual weight loss happening, though. Just to have the visual proof, just to know I'm literally getting slimmer.
The increase in my running distances hasn't caused an increase in food consumption. I'm still feeling strong and able, and recovery from the long runs is easy and quick. My breathing is nice and rhythmic, and I can think on the run, which makes them especially nice.