Archives for: September 2005
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.
Just got back from a four day trip to Oregon. My best friend and I drove up there on Sunday, and drove back yesterday. I'm exhausted. Four days of crappy food, not enough sleep, and no real exercise (except for a nearly 3 mile walk with my sister-in-law who lives up there). I got back last night and practically passed out. Woke up after 9 hours of sleep feeling as though I hadn't slept at all.
During our trip, I had a reaction to something I ate every day. My ears would start burning and were very itchy for anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. So it's time to do some serious detoxing and see if I can calm down my immune system. This isn't fun, and I haven't felt like myself for much of the summer, so it's time to get strict about things again and figure out what's going on with my body. I'm going to give myself through the weekend to get rid of what's in the house (or to tell Gordon to put it somewhere NOT in the kitchen) and to stock up on some healthy basics. Come Monday, it will be meat and veggies (and some fruit) for me.