Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Finding my Stride

Today is a good day for being on a diet. Why? Because I did really well today, and I didn't even realize it until now. I just calculated my calories for the day thinking that I probably was really near my limit and was pleasantly surprised to find that I'm still a couple hundred calories under my limit for the day. This is awesome considering I have such a hard time staying in my limits without tracking.

By the way, polenta is an awesome substitute for pasta. I like it best when it's broiled on each side so it's kind of crispy on the outside.

I've been running into something I haven't really experienced before. When I eat something that is blatantly bad for me, I get horrible stomach cramps and pain. Sunday night I decided to have a quesadilla for dinner because I was stuck at work instead of out celebrating with my dragon boat team. Paul had to bring me pepto bismol because my stomach hurt so badly. Today I had a bubble tea - which isn't really all that terrible but not great either - and I had to stop drinking it because my stomach was getting upset. Has anyone else experienced this?

I had to check on the couch to 5k website to remind myself how often to train. 3 days a week is the suggested amount. My legs are rather sore today and I really didn't want to run. The good news is I don't have to until tomorrow! It suggests that you have a day between runs to let your body recover. So, tomorrow is the second round of day 2 week 2, and friday will be day 1 week 3. Wish me luck!

4 comments:

  1. I haven't ever really been on a "diet" besides just being vegetarian or vegan depending on the year, and I don't eat all that healthy.. but I noticed that after pretty much stopping eating regular candy bars and drinking soda, most soda tastes totally nasty to me and makes me feel a bit ill, unless it's something like diet grapefruit soda, or mexican soda; same with a lot of candy bars. I think when you cut something out of your diet, especially if it's not so good for your body, your body gets happier not having it than having it?

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  2. I've definitely experienced the stomach cramp thing when my body is used to good foods and I sabotage it. I think it's normal... but you should also consider that the two things you ate are heavy in dairy, right? Keep an eye on that, maybe it's a developing lactose thing.

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  3. Wanna come over to my side of town and do Week 2, Day 3 with me?

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