Archives for: September 2005, 21
I started upping my beneficials and decreasing my avoids and neutrals and have been 98% compliant since Monday. Still more sugar than I'd like, but I've learned that if I decrease it slowly then I don't get crabby or have headaches for the first several days. Even with just decreasing the sugar and changing the amount of veggies and bennies I'm eating, I've had (lighter) headaches and have been a little crabby in the evenings. But I've also started getting up earlier (6am instead of 8 or 9 or later) and haven't quite gotten down the pattern of also getting to bed earlier. So I'm sleep-deprived AND changing my diet!
I've been getting up to go to an aerobics class at 7am. I went last Friday, again Monday, and again today. Once my body gets used to the activity and I'm not so SORE that I can barely move the next day, then I'll start going every morning. So far I feel like death on a cracker until about halfway through the class, and then I start feeling really good for the rest of it.
I roasted a leg of lamb last night so that I have meat readily available in the house and can eat something straightaway if I need something NOW! I just stuck garlic gloves in it all over (about 15 of them) and put some salt on it and cooked it at 400 degrees for about an hour and 20 minutes. Yum. Gordon had split pea soup for dinner, and I had lamb. We went to the movies last night and didn't have a 'real dinner' - by the time I got home I was too tired and cranky to really cook, but it was easy enough to stuff the lamb into the pot and shove it in the oven. I'd had a big spinach salad for lunch, so I wasn't too concerned with getting more veggies in me yesterday.