Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Pitch

Over the weekend I was camping and visiting and generally enjoying life. Part of this included consciously making poorer than usual food choices. I had the option of eating cider donuts. Really really good. Really really fresh. After apple picking with friends. At minimum it will be a year before I get that chance again. Realistically it will be longer. And then I had cereal that had stuff I would really rather avoid in it because options were limited. I could have worked around this but I took the lazy way out. And then I had pizza. Very good, very bad for me pizza. It was lovely.

Then I sat in a car for in the range of I think 9 hours. And came home and passed out without an alarm set. I slept 8 hours solid, spent the morning unpacking and the afternoon trying to catch up on the things I missed on Monday.

I had headaches and general achy-ness all weekend. And after that first piece of pizza my body was already in what-have-you-done mode.

I. Am. Exhausted. I passed out on the couch. I don't do that very often. I've had zero umph all day.

So begins day one. I moved all my workout stuff downstairs so roommates sleeping and noise are not a factor. I cleaned out my cupboards last week before I left. Several of the troupe were supposed to get groceries together Monday night but we got in too late. So I have been scrounging my fridge thus far and that will take me a good long ways until I get the chance to shop.

I know I had more of a plan for what was going to go here. How I was feeling I think was part of it. I honestly don't remember. I know I am way more tired than I have been in a long time and I don't like it. The scale says I am 134 which seems high. But I will run with that because I don't really have another option.

The LT has decided to be much more on board than she originally thought. This will help me out tremendously and I am excited. SO` is postponing her start a few days because she got sick. I highly support her decision because being sick makes wholeheartedness hard and the first few days can be rough. I don't really know anything else at this point.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Jn- The wind up

Hello all you fine ladies and gentlemen. I am back. More or less. I was also never super gone. But a summer might have happened in there somewhere.

I am gearing up for another round of Whole30. This summer has been OK diet wise but I know I need to be doing a few things differently. I've been eating things I know make me sick because that was easier than explaining myself to people. But I have been doing it a little too often and I am starting to hurt all over again. It's been so much worse but it has also been much better. I would probably just tweak a little here and there but a handful of wonderful women I happen to know are interested in trying out the whole Whole30 thing. So I will join them in earnest.

LT is not going hard core Whole 30 with us but she is going to eat cleaner than she has been along side of us. Which...she and I both fall within the looser bounds of a paleo diet so she already eats pretty clean. I think she is completely uninterested in scanning every label for a hint of sugar. She also tolerates some foods better than me and she is WAY better at eating clean when she is with family. Her momma makes her GF pancakes and muffins and gets her veggie chips. I go out and get fried fish sandwiches with my dad and we eat chocolate covered Oreos for dessert.

Monday night at least a few of us are going pantry stocking shopping and we will start on Tuesday. A week from today if you are looking at a calendar and the day after the long weekend. I am going to bow out early at the end of the month because I am going to a wedding and proceeding to the other side of the country and perfection will be hard.

Last time around I went no caffeine. Not going to do that this go round. I am considering no caffeine after 1pm (which I am loosely doing) and no caffeinated coffee. Right now I will still slip in green tea if I make a mug right around 1 but otherwise no-caf and I only drink coffee on weekends.  The last couple of times I have had coffee though I have felt horrendous- crazy overkill jitters and heart flutters and blech. So...that needs to be addressed. That is a problem. My addiction is to making and drinking hot beverages though and as far as addictions go I am not in a hurry to bump this one because it is fairly benign. Caffeine happens to get in the way and cause it's own problems. That I will moderate.

On the other hand I do want a serious challenge. Something hard to fight through and to be held accountable for. This time it is going to be working out. How many times did no workout: unplanned pop up last time around. Too many times. And I am such a baby about it that a hangnail will keep me from getting off my butt and lifting a weight. So...here comes change.

I imagine you will hear from me again Tuesday.

Names to watch for upcoming: The LT (again), LE, SM, SO' and Indiana. Unless I get more creative.


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 40 - Jn

Almost done. This will be the last day of crazy finals. DONE!

Love came over for dinner which was nice because she is pleasant dinner company and it meant I had to make real food and not eat leftovers. And then we helped a friend move.

Stuff still tastes bitter but it is getting better. Brassica veggies and apples are still the worst. I thought it was all sweet things but I had an orange and it tasted normal. Something about apples.

No Workout- unplanned 
Breakfast- LO Huevos, Frozenables fruit salad, 50/50 OJ, decaf coffee
Lunch- LO chicken on spinach with balsamic vinaigrette, more coffee
Dinner- Burgers with broccoli slaw thai something veggies, 3/4 of a pumpkin soda that Love did not care for as much as I did.
Work out - Move boxes for 4 hours
More food- finished off the apple bake from Sunday.

Rough Recipe: Broccoli Slaw Something
I make this all the time. 1 bag of Broccoli Slaw. Dump in to skillet. Add some olive and/or coconut oil and saute for a few minutes. Dump in some combination of lemon juice, orange juice and coconut milk. Add something like garlic, onion powder, ginger, coriander, curry, pepper, basil and/or mustard. This time I used jar garlic and cut up a green onion with scissors. Saute the whole mix until veggies are tender.

I have also done this with cider vinegar celery seeds and more Italian style seasonings and mixed mayo in when it was finished. That blend goes really well with fish.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day 39 - Jn

Everything still tastes bitter. It was 2 before I got around to eating anything. Why would I want to eat if everything tastes gross. Anything apples is the worst. Ask yourself how often "apple" something comes up in my meals. :(

Also it's gonna be a LONG night again.

Lunch- LO chicken apple sweet potato skillet, 50/50 apple juice, decaf coffee
Snack- an apple and some mac nuts
Dinner- frozenables- Chicken with a sweet potato and a spinach salad, 50/50 apple juice, more decaf coffee
More food- frozenables- LO chicken apple sweet potato skillet, MORE coffee...with coconut milk in it this time.

Day 38 - Jn

I have no idea what I did all day. That's a bad sign.

The LT and I were supposed to go to Cheeburger Cheeburger to celebrate finishing a month last week but we had to reschedule. Then at the last minute we rescheduled again for today. It was fun but everything still tastes bitter.

No Workout- Unplanned
Breakfast- LO Huevos, frozenables-fruit salad, 50/50 apple juice, black tea
Lunch- the rest of the pepper slices
Dinner- Cheeburger- Mine was topped with garlic, mustard, and bacon and I had fries.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Day 37 - Jn

Awake, arise, go forth and accomplish much...Or something.

EVERYTHING TASTES BITTER. EVERYTHING! It's about the uncoolest thing ever. Web MD thinks I have cyanide poisoning. So I asked myself, "Self," I said, "do you feel like you are dying of cyanide poisoning?" But seeing as how I don't rightly know what dying of cyanide poisoning I couldn't exactly give myself a satisfactory answer. I checked the interwebs again later and clicked on a crackpot looking site because if I was going to die anyway it probably wouldn't hurt me. Seems I am suffering from cacogeusia which is as legit as it is obnoxious and apparently its a new thing? Sigh. I might not eat again ever. Oh yeah...it's from pine nuts, which are in the stir fry..which I have eaten for 3 days. Merrrrrr..... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20049580

No workout- planned
Breakfast- LO Huevos, frozenish fruit salad, 50/50 apple juice, TJs duchess grey tea
Lunch- Chicken Stirfry, peppers, Mate
Snack- Mac nuts
Dinner- Frozenables-Stuffed pepper, 50/50 berry juice, lavender tea

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 36 - Jn

Thus begins the last week of finals before freedom. I am not off to a racing start.

My blood is all wonky. Hopefully that settles out. Also my skin is absolutely freaking out. Which... I am going to connect all this to the tempura Oreos. Hmm...I don't know if that was worth it. I am still deciding.

Also I took a timed exam last night and my body dumped a ridiculous amount of adrenaline into my system for no good reason. I donno what that is all about but I was wicked jittery for a while after the exam.

No Workout- Unplanned (hoping this isn't a theme for the week)
Breakfast- Huevos LO, grapes, Irish breakfast tea, 50/50 OJ
Lunch- Frozenables-LO stuffed pepper, an apple, generic lame black tea
Dinner- LO garlic chicken stir fry, pepper slices (no I did not eat all the pepper slices pictured)