24 July 2015

Another good day

Yesterday was another really good day, Day 4. The desire for sugar seems to have left the building, I know it's never really gone and I have to be aware of it all the time. Making my meals has become a given. All thoughts of fast food or junk food is just gone. For the past week, I've been having a banana with my coffee when I get up. The thought process is that many, many nutritionists recommend eating within 30 minutes of getting up to rev up your metabolism. So I've been grabbing a banana with my coffee and eating it. Well, the last couple of days, by 8 am I am exhausted. Completely wiped out, like I had to take a nap two days in a row. So today I did not eat the banana and while I'm yawning - need to get moving - I do not feel like I need a nap. So hmmm....

But I cannot get over how amazing I feel. My stomach does not feel like it is sticking out a mile in front of me. Except for the morning exhaustion, my energy levels have been pretty darn good. I haven't taken an afternoon nap all week and I've walked the dogs the last couple of days because my foot has been feeling really good.

Speaking of my foot. I did a workout at the beginning of the week that left me sore. Really, really sore. Sore quads, hamstrings, calves, etc. While I was so incredibly sore, my foot was killing me. Like I could hardly walk pain. As my legs recovered, the pain in my foot got better. That just tells me that the pain in my foot is caused by my leg. So I have not done anything but walk since then and the foot is getting better and better. I figure to stay inactive until the foot is healed and then I will slowly start to add activity in. I'm walking now, just the dogs at night, so I will start with more walking. If that remains good, I'll start adding in some short running bursts. I plan on eventually going back to Crossfit, but I'm going to build up to it slowly. I figure it will be at least 2 months and as many as 6 months before I return. I'm okay with that. I'm in this for the long haul and not for the moment. I think that is part of my problem. I don't think about the long haul, I think only about now. And so I paid the price. But that is okay, a good lesson to learn. So I'm on the road to recovery and however long it takes is how long it takes. As long as I can keep my eating in check, I should be okay.

Alright. Enough rambling for today. I'm going to make some breakfast, shower, and figure out exactly what I'm doing today. I'm meeting a friend for lunch, but before that???? Who knows?????

Update: I am so very proud of myself today. I knew I was going out to lunch and I planned for it. I had a smaller breakfast than normal and I chose a chicken quesadilla for lunch. Awesome. Felt so good. Feel so good. So proud. Good choices. Woot!! Woot!!! Now I'm going to finally eat dinner.

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