Let’s get back on track with the classic steak and green beans!
Best cake on earth.
2012 has been wonderful for me, I hope it is the same for you.
Christmas was good, although as usual, I ate far too much and gained 10 pounds (at least). I was holding on around 160lbs pretty well for months and was fairly happy with it, wanting to lose, but my clothes fitted and I felt fit and healthy. All thanks to staying low carb/high protein/high fat.
At least I know that I can lose the weight again like I have done before. It is just really hard to get back on the wagon. I am like a druggy with carbs. Withdrawal will be bad…
Anyone else going to be withdrawing for the next few days too?
Damn you, Clif bar!
Ugh, I didn’t get back on the wagon yesterday! This weekend has been the worst carb-relapse I have had for a while. In fact, my healthy-eating has been slipping in general lately.
What’s been going wrong?
Looking back, it started a few weeks ago with too much cheese - darn wensleydale with cranberries! Then too much chocolate. Then I stopped photographing my meals last week (even though I wasn’t posting, I had been religiously taking pictures of every meal).
Sushi is just too good.
On Wednesday the science teachers from my placement school went for half-price sushi to celebrate half-term and I am glad I went, however there wasn’t a low carb option there. I figured it could be worse. Sushi rice is one of the better carbs to eat, and I really enjoyed it.
I could tell things were bad once I got home. I had eaten loads and was really full, but I really wanted to eat the leftovers that I brought home for pup. I felt all crazy like an addict. I resisted, but I think it was still affecting me all the way to the weekend.
A few bad nights of sleep and I was done for…
Clif bar coma
After the race I ate a Clif bar. Bad move. Then I frantically ate the iced biscuits I had leftover. I ate lots of them even though I felt sick. This is definitely binge-behaviour. Then I ate oven chips at dinner. I could not resist.
Not back on the wagon
Today I had high hopes of going back to how I am normally, where biscuits are absolutely not desirable to me. Alas, it was not to be. I started with scrambled eggs like normal and we went out for sunday lunch and I could not resist all the trimmings, which is fair enough, yorkshire puddings are amazing. Then we had tiramisu, which never seems to be as good as I expect it to be. It is so sweet, I was gone.
Since then, I have eaten a ton of halloween haribo and I even ate toast!
I feel a bit better after confessing in text. I will put it behind me…
Carbs feel gross
I want a record here of how it is such a bad idea for me to eat carbs. My mouth feels horrible-furry and unpleasant. My tummy is extremely unhappy. I am having a hard time breathing. I feel really tired and moody. My brain is slow. I feel dehydrated and sad with myself.
My body is the opposite of the picture above right now. Poor body.
OK. I can’t gain ten pounds from two days of eating badly. I used to have a binge day in the Slow Carb Diet and get back down to my normal weight after a few days. Tomorrow is back at uni so it should be easier to get back on the wagon being away from the kitchen.
- I will start photographing my meals again.
- I will be basing my meals around vegetables, properly.
- I will focus on getting quality sleep.
Wish me luck?
Ashton Court Off-road 10k complete!
Times aren’t out, but I am fairly sure mine was 1.06h which I am pleased with.
It was really steep. One huge hill followed by another huge hill, then downhill, repeated once. I prefer lots of short hills, but it was still really fun! I didn’t need to spend time training really, my fitness did not deplete too much.
Afterwards, paleo left the building. I ate a Clif Bar (used to loooove them, and they are still yummy!) and it was delicious but glutenny and carby, then when I got home I went into carb-craving-manic-mode and ate three biscuits (ninjabread men) that I had leftover from taking to school as a treat for the staff on parents’ evening.
I took PAGG and am drinking a giant black tea and will guzzle some water too. I think the combo of time of the month and a run and being overtired is why I caved. I am trying not to give myself a hard time, and call it a cheat day a la Slow Carb Diet…
What do you recommend doing when the wagon tips you off?