|After a good (hard) run - but I'm still |
smiling so it couldn't be that bad
Here are a few changes I've implemented to accomplish that:
- I am officially grain-free and am doing Jorge Cruise's Fast Track. No wheat, flour, legumes, corn or artificial sweeteners.
- I gave up cream (and half/half)! A little cream in my many cups of coffee and tea throughout the day was adding up. So I just stopped buying it. My coffee was awful the first week, now it's good (but not great) again.
- I tried giving up Dark Chocolate - this didn't work and made me reach out to other less worthy snacks. I <3 Midnight Reverie (Dark Chocolate reviews)
- I tried having Chia Seed Pudding for a daily snack. I loved it, but it upset my stomach :(
- I have the minute muffin every weekday, as kind of a brunch. I guess I am skipping breakfast or having a very late breakfast. But I have to be very careful, since that triggers binge eating for me. (Minute Muffin recipe)
- I am running 3+ times a week in preparation for the US Half in San Francisco on Easter morning. I have not lost any weight, but my rear-end has much more muscle tone (yea!)
- I bought some really good, chemical free shampoo and gave up my No-Poo (no shampoo) experiment. The Husband is staying No-Poo, he loves it. My hair grew super fast during the 9 months I was shampoo free. BTW, everyone thinks I'm totally weird for this ;)
- I've been logging all my food in My Fitness Pal for several weeks. SO interesting to see what all my Carb, Sugar, Fiber and even Calorie and Fat intake is. I average about 45 carbs and 10 sugars. (How to use MFP on the Belly Fat Cure)
- My rings are so loose I have to get them resized or stop wearing them. One fell off in the sink washing my hands! This makes me nervous and sounds like such a permanent thing.
|My beautiful trail run|
I have guests the next few weeks and need to prepare food for regular carb eating people. It's one thing to have friends over and serve a single meal that fits my diet, but they are here for awhile and have kids. So I need to make "regular people" food too. This will be difficult for me, I am spoiled with my family's acceptance of my diet. And I don't want my friends constantly checking out what I eat (or don't eat!). We will definitely be eating out more and having more alcohol. My plan is to make grain-free main dish/sides and then add in bread or rice on the side, instead of mixing it in.
That is what is up with me! How is everyone else doing with their 2012 goals?