Showing posts from July 10, 2011

Serious Journaling

For the next 7 days I am going to conduct some scientific research. Clearly what I eat is affecting the way I feel and I need to get to the bottom of this. So for the next 7 days I am not only going to avoid sugar - which I know sends my body into a tailspin - I am going to keep a detailed journal of my food. I will record what and how much I eat; when; and any adverse, or positive, reactions. There has to be a pattern here and I am bound and determined to find out what it is.

Right now I'm trying to decide what to do. I really don't feel like running this morning. I could take Bella to the beach but it looks like it's going to rain. I could look for expoxy garage floor coating for the bird room. We need to do something about the floor in there and I really have no idea what.... Maybe I'll just shower and start working on my thesis. I need to get going with that.

Time to face facts-

For years I've known I had some eating issues, actually I guess I should say food issues. I've known for years that I'm hypoglycemic. Even though I've been tested and retested and the tests always say I'm fine, I know how my body reacts. I know how I feel and what's going on inside my body. I have had this knowledge for 30 years. This knowledge has altered my eating habits but not always in a good way. Knowing that I would react if I ate some sugar, there were times i would keep eating sugar to avoid the crash. Definitely not good.

In the past couple of years I've begun to notice other things. About 5 years ago I realized that eating as many carbs as I generally did caused severe intestinal distress. So I cut back on carbs and there are days I don't have any. At one point I noticed soy didn't agree with me, so I stopped eating soy. And there were other things. I realized that most of my problems and the way I felt could be directly tied to t…

Did anyone get the number of that bus

Wow, did I feel like crap yesterday. Unbelievable how bad I felt. I woke up feeling more tired then when I went to bed so I decided to take it easy. I was dying for a bagel so I ran to the store and got some and gave in to the craving for processed carbs. I ended up buying 3 little packs of donuts and 2 bags of Cheetos along with my bagels. Once I got back from the store I drank a smoothie, ate a bagel, ate one thing of donuts, at the other thing of donuts, felt like I was going to collapse, so I lay down and took a nap. Woke up with a headache much worse than I started with and felt even tireder - if that's was possible. I worked for a while on my thesis until it just got to be too much. I found I could not stand upright for more than a few minutes at a time - then I needed to go lay down or at least recline. As the day progressed I got worse and worse. By 4 pm I was starting to get nauseous and my headache was so bad I thought my eyes were going to pop out of my head. It…

Oh dear Lord

My head is killing me. I started feeling tired last night at work. I was really tired, bone weary tired. I made it through the night though and got home. When I went to bed I had a bit of a headache and thought about taking some ibuprofen but decided sleep was what I needed. Boy , was I wrong. I woke this morning still having the headache and being more tired than I was when I went to bed last night. Ugh!!! I had a really relaxed day planned anyway, so I figured I would just take it easy and nap if needed. I have basically felt like crap all day, sleeping on and off, and unable to stay vertical for very long. This afternoon my stomach started getting involved with nausea and gas. Oh, god this is fun... I better not be coming down with something. This better be a 24 hour thing because if I get sick now that I'm officially on break I will be pissed. I made a small, healthy dinner - stir-fry veggies and rice - and took some ibuprofen. I'm going to take it easy and head of…

Feeling Good

Yes, I am and I'm very pleased with myself. I have been running every other day and it really seems to be working for me. I would like to add in strength training on the other days but I haven't gotten there yet. It will. I feel like doing things. That is awesome. This morning I am taking Bella to the beach and then to the Petco grand opening. I'm looking forward to it. Then I have to work this afternoon but not till 4, so I have plenty of time. I'm hoping to get a chance to stop by and look at new phones in the next couple of days. I'm eligible for an up grade and I really love the HTCs. Maybe I'll check out the HTC HD7 or maybe even the new 3-D one. So I want to do that this week. I also have some maintenance to do. I have to schedule doctors appointment, car maintenance, etc. Then of course there is that pesky thesis I have to work on. Yeah, it will be a busy couple of weeks.

Morning Run

It wasn't quite this early but it felt it. I met up with a friend visiting from China. She's been doing Couch to 5k for about a month longer than me so is more advanced than me. But she agreed to meet up this morning and run. One word: Awesome. I forgot how great it is to run with a partner. Don't get me wrong, I am most definitely a solo runner. I enjoy my music and my contemplation as I run. But every once in a while it is nice to run with a partner. We chatted, although she did most of the talking by far, and it was great fun. The real benefit is that I ran farther and faster than I normally do and that is awesome. I had zero pain anywhere, probably because I just didn't think about it. And it was a beautiful morning. There were tons of people out this morning. Runners. Bikers. Women in scrub tops and shorts. Okay, I seriously do not know what that was all about but hey, scrubs are comfortable. It was an awesome morning out there.

It is runs like this that…