I feel like I've been on a long trip and just got back and all my friends are doing great things and I'm sitting here scratching my head wondering how I'm going to catch up!
Trust me, it was no Caribbean cruise. The last two weeks have been fraught with allergic reactions, long work hours, family drama and processed carb overload.
I spent yesterday planning and today I am back in the game. I got up before everyone else this morning and headed out for a walk in the cold wind and drizzle that April 17 has decided to give us in the Toronto area. It was very, very cold - this pushed me to walk faster. I was out 32 minutes and did 2.57 km. I'm happy with that considering I haven't walked more than ten minutes at a time in the last two weeks.
I've meal planned for the week and will be heading out to get groceries shortly - I have some new recipes to try so I will try and post those at some point.
I read The End of Overeating by David Kessler. It was very interesting and enjoyable to read as well. The book is basically divided into two sections, the first section deals with the food manufacturers in North America and how they engineer food to make it "craveable" and how this affects our brain chemicals and may lead to bingeing and overeating. The second half talks about strategies to cope with this and to break the cycle. The strategies were very similar to Beck's strategies but Kessler is much less preachy and more entertaining. Parts of the first section were a bit repetitive, but it certainly drove his message home: DO NOT EAT OUT!!! if you want to eat healthy and lose weight.
I have to give a big shout out to Tiffany and Ann this week. Tiffany always keeps me sane and motivates me and gives me encouragement even when I'm being a whiny baby or a whinging idiot - thanks Tiffany! Ann is a huge inspiration to me, she's had a rough time of it but is a huge success and whenever I start to think my life sucks, I think how much worse she has had it and thank my lucky stars. She has also given me some great advice this week, based on her own experiences, and a heck of alot encouragement. These two great ladies have given me renewed motivation and hope today. Thank you both!
I also want to give a huge shout out to my bloggy friend, Erin, who did Day 1, Week 1 of the Couch To 5K program this week. I know how daunting it seems to start something like that and to do it alone and I am so thrilled for her that she's taken this step. Way to go Erin!!!
Have a great Saturday everyone, catch you later!