04 September 2010

What a week it's been

With working out every night I feel like I have zero spare time during the week. I go to work, come home, walk the dogs, play with the birds, go workout, eat dinner, clean up, drop into bed exhausted. Rinse and repeat. I felt really good last Monday and by Tuesday I was exhausted again. And not to put down anyone's job, but teaching is physically and mentally draining. It's not like healthcare it jobs where you work with computers all day. In teaching you are dealing with people, hormonal people, from the minute you get there until you leave. It's taxing. Hmmm.... May have to rethink some of my choices.

One thing I have to rethink immediately is my food. I think that part of my exhaustion is the food I'm consuming. First off I eat too much junk - I have dessert more nights than not, so that's got to go. Second, I don't think I'm eating enough - really. Working out causes me to lose my appetite and I don't think to eat until I'm drop dead starving. That is not good. Finally, my electrolytes are messed up. I worked out Wednesday night harder than I have before. I was sweating buckets by the time we were done and I pushed it, I know I did. Around 1:30 that morning I woke up with the worst cramp in my inner thigh muscle. It was horrible. It started at my knee and rolled like a wave up the inner thigh, then it would subside and I thought it was over, but oh no, it would start again. It was really horrible. I have never felt anything like that in my life. Talking to some workout people they suggested my electrolytes might be out of whack. Well, I don't use salt and the only I drink is water - do you think? So I took off Thursday because I was exhausted and then last night I had a dance to chaperon. I'm going this morning but I really need to rethink this whole think.

29 August 2010

Feeling back in control

Yesterday was a really good day of rest and eating right. Today I feel fabulous. I feel back in control and not like food is ruling my life. We will probably be going out to breakfast this morning - our usual Sunday routine - and I just have to be careful about what I eat there. The rest of the day will be great I am sure.

I am always looking for a good food journal to use. I will use either a paper one or an electronic one, it doesn't matter as long as it has what I want. One of the things that I have had a lot of problems with is the fact that I live in Hawaii. We have some unique foods that you don't find everywhere. Since most electronic journals don't have Hawaiian type food it would become a guessing game. I would have to find something that seemed to be pretty close and guestimate the amount of calories and nutrients. This would generally piss me off and I'd stop using it. Then a few weeks ago someone somewhere suggested an app for my droid called Fat Secret. I downloaded it and one of the things I absolutely loved about it was that you could scan barcodes and get all the nutritional info. Awesome!!!! Then I realized they had a website you could also use and that would sync with your phone. I used it yesterday and one of the really cool things I've noticed is they have Hawaiian food. Not only that they have local chains like L&L BBQ!!! I was shocked. Every food I type in they come up with some kind of match for. It is awesome. Even if you don't have a droid the website is very good. If you are looking for a good online food journal check them out.

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