Monday, February 28, 2011



The number above is solid; I have seen it, or something just marginally higher, the past three mornings. It's a modest decrease, but I'll take it.

I am really liking this clean eating thing, and so far, I am not feeling deprived. I had lunch with my BFF Saturday and had sliced mango for dessert (instead of my usual choice of brownie a la mode). I was able to stick with my plan at dinner out that night despite MM's choice of the chocolate chunk pizzookie for dessert.

The one area which I haven't yet kicked into gear is exercise. Yesterday was literally the only day in over a week when I did not wake up with a headache or develop one within a few hours of waking up. Today I tried to power my way through without medication but had to give up the battle after about two hours for fear of my escalating headache.

I'm feeling motivated to re-start. I have more energy generally eating this way--which is interesting, because usually having headaches saps my energy--and I even checked out the gym in my work complex last Friday (thinking that the greater convenience might lead to my working out more regularly). But I just can't exercise when I have a headache. Doing anything which elevates my heart rate just makes my headaches worse, no matter what medication I've taken to control them.

Oh well; it is what it is. I am going to keep focusing on the eating piece until I get to a place where I can jump back into exercise. Maybe I will feel OK tomorrow and be able to go to the gym then.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dear Universe

220.0 (OK, still UGH, but trending down)

Dear Universe,

If it is at all possible, could I please have one headache-free day this week? I know that the makers of Ad.vil, Ex.ced.rin, and aspirin need to stay in business, but I think I've done enough for them of late.

Maybe if I could actually spend one whole day without a headache, I could get back to the gym. Just sayin'.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Clean eating


The weight above is a blip, caused by dehydration and not eating much yesterday due to having a migraine all afternoon. I have been trending around 222-223 of late. Ugh.

A while back, I read this book. At the time I thought "Wow, this would be really great to try." But I didn't try it.

Starting today, I am trying it. I started the day with one of the most filling breakfasts I have ever eaten:

I ate this breakfast nearly three hours ago and am still feeling full. The way I feel right now, I may never eat again. ;-)

Healthy, "clean" lunch and snacks are packed and ready to eat. I am skipping exercise today since I am still not 100% after migraines the past two days

We'll see how this goes. . . . .