Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOOD!!! How I love you so.

About 3 weeks ago I made a decision to take the plunge again. I have done this many times and failed but I will never succeed if I don't keep trying.
I am always trying to find the right description for it and I am going with I am Sugar and Flour free.
I am not perfect. I am not buying special food that is sugar free but I am avoiding the obvious. 
I am pretty much consuming protein, fruits, vegetables and fats. I am not measuring anything but I am eating every few hours. 
I will say it was hairy for a little bit and I ate like a horse and drank mucho protein shakes to get me by but I haven't even licked a spoon or the cheek of a child.
Guess what?
I feel good.
I am also almost completely off coffee. I did this for a few reasons.
One was the creamer. I order milk while out but at home or work I LOVE flavored creamer. Show me some cinnamon roll creamer and I can drink a whole pot. When I started this I was logging my food to make sure I was getting in over 100 grams of protein. What I noticed was the biggest offenders still adding carbs and sugar to my diet were milk and creamer. 
Second was probably the caffeine. I am doing a roller coaster of speed demon and sleep. Not good. 
The funniest thing is the history of my coffee drinking. I never drank coffee, never liked the taste of coffee or mocha and my friends thought I was nuts. One day I started when I just did not have the energy or get up and go I needed to live my life. Little did I know that was the start of my blood sugar issues. I was dragging due to consuming sugar and the blood drop that ensues. Hey, more coffee!!!
On an upside I have lost 6 lbs without doing anything but this. That wasn't the primary goal but a welcome side effect that I did hope would happen. I would also like to be back to my post surgery weight but only if I can do it healthy and in a way that will last.
Updates to come.

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40