Where do the weekends go? These two days have flown by.
Today Leigh and I went for a 5k walk with her lovely dog, Finn (hope I'm
spelling that right!) along the Hamilton beachfront. It was the perfect
mix of wind and sunshine on a Winter day. We did three intervals of
running 60 seconds each and then decided to walk the rest of the way.
woke up this morning in a lot of pain - not sure if it was from the run
yesterday and getting so cold or just one of those days I've talked
about, where everything hurts. Going out and walking took a lot of
energy, both physical and mental but it was good to stretch the sore
muscles and get fresh air.
The rest of the day was
mostly dedicated to domesticity. Cooking, cleaning, organizing for the
week ahead - you know all the stuff that makes life so exciting! I had a
short nap and watched a bit of TV, read some blogs and I feel like I
could fall asleep standing up.
The snow is
coming down pretty hard right now and my youngest, Liam, is hoping for a
snow day tomorrow. He has his final exam tomorrow so I'm hoping the
weather is good so he can just get it out of the way and enjoy the last
few days off before he starts second semester. I'm also hoping the roads
are okay tomorrow to get to the GO Station for work. I leave so early
that sometimes the ploughs and icers haven't been out yet and the roads
down the mountain can get quite icy as well as the ramp onto the 403.
been thinking a lot today about what I eat and realise although I eat
very clean compared to even a year ago - very little processed food and
that is mostly when I eat out or at someone else's home - there is still
a lot of carbs. The starchy vegetables, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes,
squash, peas....and although I eat brown rice and brown pasta, and keep
the portion sizes to half a cup at a time, they are still very high
Over the years I've tried to adapt an Atkins or
Dukan style diet but never seem to stick to it for more than a week at a
time. I really don't like meat and have always eaten very little meat
of any kind, since I was a little girl. Its the texture, doesn't matter
how I try it cooked - or what kind of meat, and sometimes it feels very
heavy in my stomach. Most of the meat alternatives are carbs - so
although it isn't impossible for me to follow a lower-carb diet, it
takes a ton of planning and organization to make balanced meals. I
often wonder if I really *had* to do it, could I? And what does that
mean about why I don't think I can now?
questions in my head and although I do try and strive for lower carb
meals on a day to day basis, it is nowhere near a "low carb" lifestyle.
My endocrinologist advises a diet that focuses on the lower glycemic
carbs rather than low carb.
On another note, I bought a
new cookbook from Weight Watchers which focuses on fruit and vegetables
and are all in single portions which works out perfectly for me and I
have new ideas for lunches.