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.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Posted by S at 10:47 AM
Thursday, February 24, 2011
220.0 (OK, still UGH, but trending down)
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'.
Posted by S at 1:23 PM
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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:
- 1/2 cup Ezekiel 4:9 cereal
- 7 oz Fage 2% yogurt
- 6 sliced strawberries
- 1 tbsp wheat germ
- 1 packet Stevia
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. . . . .
Posted by S at 9:26 AM