walk it and throw in some sprints every once in a while!
I have the keratosis too. I think it's partly hormonal so you have to get that in order with stress management and sleep too. I want to start body brushing too as a helpful habit. Also congrats on bypassing dessert.
walk it and throw in some sprints every once in a while!
Someone offered to buy my entry, so if I can transfer it to her, I probably will. I haven't decided yet. I have a friend who is injured (this would be her first half but she got hurt running a 10 miler last weekend) who is also interested in selling her bib... as luck would have it, I have two people interested in buying bibs as the registration is now closed. So, I might just sell it and call it good.
Now, for the confession:
Holy sugar binge!!! OMGee... I was a monster last night! I'm not sure what came over me, but I ended up binging on sweet stuff last night. After dinner of 8 oz baked cod, 3 or 4 slices of fried zuccini, and half a bag of frozen pea pods, I decided (somewhere in my brain, I decided this) that 3 mini marshmallows was a good idea... not so much. Because then I ate 8 Girl Scouts Thin Mints before handing the last 5 of them to DH so I wouldn't also eat them. Then, I had a bowl with some sweetened coconut, dark chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream poured over top. I knew it was coming too b/c I had the urges to grab a cookie at my MIL's house.
I'm not sure what happened. I wasn't feeling emotional or stressed. I felt quite relaxed actually until the binge started. I guess maybe hormones??? I don't know.
I don't know what to do... I think maybe the leptin reset is triggering things in my brain - especially after Kalli told me berries were off limits. I think that might be part of the problem. I'm so used to having a berry snack in the evening and not being able to per the leptin protocol I think might be driving my stress center bonkers. Then again, maybe it's the carb counting and the thought that once I reach 50 carbs, no more carbs are allowed, not even primal ones... Maybe I should stop counting carbs for a bit... or at least, stop restricting them.
I want to do the leptin reset. i really do. I'm annoyed by hitting snooze in the morning. I'm annoyed by feeling tired midmorning and midafternoon. I want to feel energetic and charged. I am starting to feel a bit better each morning and seem to function more quickly, but the mid-morning thing is bothersome - especially when I'm at work. And I'm sure things will only get worse once winter gets here and it's dark in the mornings again.
I also didn't sleep worth a damn last night. My daughter woke up at 11:30 and wanted me to find her bink for her, then I came back to bed to discover DS had joined us in bed. I was tired so I didn't care one hoot, but he was spread out like a sheet, so I had to keep moving him over. Then I had two coughing spells that required me to find DD's inhaler before I ended up puking (which I suppose would have been ok given the binge) and something to drink. And then my bed felt off. It's a memory foam bed and it was like it was taking too long to bounce back from one position to the next so I'd have dips and stuff where I'm not used to having dips. Might be time for a new mattress... Sadly, we've only had this one for 4 years at the most. (Good thing for the 20 year warranty - maybe it's not meant for two fat asses to sleep on b/c it's got dips where DH and I sleep and DH says he feels like his side is broken down to the point that he feels like he's sleeping on plywood).
Today I'm donating blood - if my iron levels are in check. Twice now in the last 6 months my iron levels have been too low to donate. And I can't blame TOM for it b/c I don't get my period anymore thanks to the birth control I use. I'm hoping I can avoid the cookies. I may just leave straight out of the chair after my donation. I don't have anything to snack on, but there is a HyVee grocery store right there by the blood bank so I can go in and get something primal for lunch instead of eating cookies and drinking the Dew.
Tonight we're racing... another obstacle. Food sucks at the race track. Which makes me feel like a big lunch after donating might be in order so I can avoid the concession stand.
Only working a half day today so I better get with the tasks I have to complete for Friday. I hope everyone's having a great day. Good luck to PC with her MIL today. Good luck to Candy in finding a school for DS1. And I hope Pam and Lex had fun yesterday - can't wait to read the stories.
I don't know if anyone has posted about this already (just started reading yr blog), but opening a capsule of L-Glutamine and taking it under your tongue can help with carb cravings. It's a weird texture, but hey, as long as we're getting used to new things...
My Leptin Reset Journey
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I'm taking L-Glutamine to heal my gut, it helps with the sugar-backlash (read: yeast infection) I get when I go crazy on ice cream, but it hasn't killed my cravings.
Who knows, maybe the leptin reset won't be your answer. Or maybe it will. But I think you have to promise yourself at least 30 days of compliance before you rule anything out. It may be that you need to start at a more moderate carb approach, but still continue with the large protein breakfast. I don't recall the carb limits for the leptin reset, but maybe something like 50-75 grams to start off with, and then the next month, lower?
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I think you have the right idea, nameless. I'm going to work on sugar binges this weekend and see how things go next week.
Kalli, I'll read up on the l-glutamine to make sure it doesn't interact with anything else I'm taking. Thanks for the suggestion. I hadn't heard that on yet.
Busy girl! You know that's one of those less well-known binges - the straight up self-destructive one. I find I do it when actually everything is going okay: I'm not stressed, I've behaved and everything can continue going right. But then it's like I subconsciously decide that isn't exciting enough and I fill the silence of no problems with the most easily accessible problem - overeating! My problems with that used to be a lot worse and I find the best solution is just pure distraction. If I find myself thinking ... well, the girl scout cookies are right there ... I just kind of go - oh look over there! Find new music, something to organize, a friend to call, something you've needed to read. It's funny how easily the moral dilemma of whether or not you should eat something melts away when you get distracted.
Other reasons that might lead to a heavy binge that you could have to think more carefully about is:
a) Were you low on energy?
b) Maybe you aren't eating enough (or enough of a certain something)
Either way, don't feel bad for a binge - it's not productive! Just try to figure out what triggered it and try to solve that problem.
Ooo - extra problem that I sometimes have: Just the rebellion instinct - mmm, delicious rebellion. It might be better not to count for a while. You probably have a pretty good idea of what good ranges of calories, fat, protein and carbs are by looking at the portions. But when you add numbers to the picture they can feel like prison bars you want to fight your way past just because they're there.
For your feet, keep a pumice stone in the shower and give them a quick scrub every time you're in there. And put hand lotion on them when you get out. Keep some lotion on your night table, and put some on when you go to bed too. It won't be long before you see a huge difference.
I used to think taking care of your feet was such a disgustingly precious thing to do, until the summer my callouses started cracking and bleeding on me. Then it went from being, in my mind, a self-absorbed girly-girl thing to a health issue.
The disadvantage is if my leg itches now, I have to bend over and scratch it with my fingernails... LOL! I used to use the bottom of my feet.
If you end up doing the half-marathon, you could probably work your sprints in there too.
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Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
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More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
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Those funny little foot scrapers with the circular divots in them work really well, too. I got mine at the dollar store. They can be used on wet or dry skin.
Judg you make me laugh!
Lex, I think you nailed it with the rebellion thing. Today has also been a bad decision day, but I'm vowing no more wheat. I had some wheat at lunch. Not too surprisingly, a couple hours later I was feeling crampy.
Sabine, I went to Walgreens and got a 4 in 1 deal that has a brush like I'd use on my daughter's hair, a stone, some sandpaper like schtuff, and what looks like what you described. I look forward to trying it out!