Chasing a Dream

Chasing a Dream
John and I with our LP finishers medals

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 3-Some things I am learning

workout: 5 miles on treadmill, including 3 miles at tempo pace Felt pretty good during the workout! Tempo pace for me is embarrassingly slow 8:24/mi

Breakfast-protein shake (unsweetened soy milk/blueberries/banana/protein powder)

morning snack-almonds/dried fruit

lunch-BIG salad, 1 cup lentil soup

afternoon snack, before run- Larabar/pear/1 piece of no gluten bread and almond butter

dinner-blackened tofu, avocado, tomato, taco (using corn tortillas) with roasted green beans, broccoli and red peppers

I feel like I am hitting a bit of a wall today. I feel like I could definitely feel the effects of no caffeine this morning. I was dragging. My stomache was also bothering me on and off during the day. I am sure eating all these vegetables and lentil soup gave me more fiber than I normally get and my body has to adjust.

This is also just a really busy week at school, and coaching swimming, and John is out of town today and tomorrow, and winter is getting to be long. These are all reasons that I may have been looking for food as comfort. there are no 'treats' on this cleanse. it does help me see how for me food can be much more than just fuel.

It will be interesting to see how my body adjusts over the next few days. Today, I feel hungry all day long. Not starving, just a slight hunger that I don't let myself get to very often on the typical day. I think it is a 'good' hunger, that I need to let myself feel more often.

What I am truly feeling enlightened about is how much eating I would normally do without even thinking about it. If nothing else this little experiment will help me to become a more conscious eater. THINK about what and when you are eating. don't just grab a piece of chocolate because you happen to open the cabinet that has chocolate in it...

I am definitely NOT a big fan of tofu. Had some tonight for dinner and was not very impressed :(

Moving on to day 4 tomorrow!!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Hang in there. You are doing great! After going through Celiac with Heather I am always thinking about what we are putting in our mouths. We have made so many changes at our house - all for the better! It took Heather about 5-6 days of a diet change and her body felt different that quickly....