Thursday, February 23, 2012

So What’s going on w/ this Diet??


 
I didn’t weigh in this week because I was embarrassed to say that the scale went back up. But I completely know why and it’s something I think is fixable.

For the past 3 weeks since I started making lil changes and exercising I’ve been utterly exhausted. Last Thursday, I tried to take a small nap around 8pm and thought, “Oh someone will call and wake me up…”. Alas no one called and I woke up at 6:46am the next morning when my alarm sounded. I’m not complaining about the accidental 10 hours of sleep but geez I was disoriented & stiff. My body, I think, was trying to tell me something. 

What’s odd w/ my sheer exhaustion is that I haven’t been skipping meals or going to the gym and walking 5 miles a day or eating fast food. I’m betting this lack of energy is due to the lack of protein. I do have a yogurt each day, eating eggs & egg whites, and eating baby spinach but it could just be not enough for my body. I’ve had chicken for dinner the past few nights and I feel a lil more energetic w/ more desire to work out and exercise by the end of the day, so that’s a step back in the right direction.

I also gave up soda & candy for Lent, which could also be the source of my mid-day crashing and then eating to stay awake. Soda has caffeine & candy has so much sugar that it could have been giving me a false sense of alertness that wasn’t exactly healthy. I’m actually considering adding another cup of coffee for me or tea around 3pm for a lil extra boost.  Also I’ve tried to not eat after 7 or 8pm but almost every night I’m going to bed w/ a headache or have to eat something small because I’m light-headed. Sigh…

Nothing is ever easy and I guess I need to add more to my diet that is energy boosting. Even tho the scale has gone up, people have remarked that my face looks thinner and I just look good overall. I feel less “giggly” and I’ve noticed my curves have become a lil more defined. Perhaps I’m just in that odd week like in Biggest Loser where people work out all week long constantly and still gain a pound. Hmmm….

I will also be starting to take pictures because sometimes words or words. Maybe if I see the progress I will feel like I’m being more productive. Back to the old drawing board…

Besides coffee, what’s an Energy Booster you try to do each day? Or Dieters how have you overcome the Tiredness you might be experiencing too?
I’d love to hear…

4 comments:

  1. As crazy as it sounds, working out GIVES me energy. I could be completely exhausted (my baby doesn't allow me to sleep much), and as I drag my butt to my fitness class I dread it. As soon as I'm done working out I feel great the rest of the day.

    Keep up the good work!!!! And good luck.

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  2. I've definitely found that the more whole fruits and vegetables I eat, the more energy I have. I do drink 2-3 cups of green tea a day, but there isn't much caffeine in green tea. It sounds like your body may just be going through withdrawl of sugar / caffeine. If that's the case, the only thing you can do it tough it out :(

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    xoxo,

    Bonnie

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