Monday, November 30, 2009

Wish Me Luck!

I don't feel well. Nope, I do not. I am tired, I feel heavy....make that I have gained weight, I'm getting headaches, my body aches, I feel blah.

No, I don't need to go to the doctor. I know exactly what is wrong with me and I started to handle it yesterday.

Whenever I fall off the good eating and exercising wagon...this is how I feel...and let me tell you...I fell off a long time ago...have tried a number of times to get back on and I just keep falling under the wheels.

I think Thanksgiving was the "straw that broke the camel's back" so to say. It started Friday morning and didn't end until Saturday night when my head was pounding and I actually felt ill. For two days I lived on nothing but carbs. I ate pumpkin pie, dressing, candied sweet potatoes, a cream cheese apple dip that is about 50% sugar and caramel pecan apple pie. Not exactly a great diet. Yes, I did eat some cauliflower and green beans, but not in the mega doses that I ate the other things. My diet consisted of almost no protein whatsoever. Not a good thing for me...or for anyone for that matter.

The events leading up to the camel's broken back would be Starbucks Chai Lattes on a daily basis, bread, pasta, pizza and cereal. Not that those things are terrible, but I have a problem with wheat and in addition to that, all of those things are carbs. I haven't eaten a good salad in ages. I use to eat salad at least a few times a week. I don't even walk anymore.

What's happened to me?

I think I have gotten so wrapped up in my etsy shops and craft shows that I have forgotten that always, always, always.....we have to come first.

So at the grocery store yesterday I bought a lot of fruits, vegetables, rice, beans, yogurt, nuts and grains. This won't be fun, but I've done it before and I can do it again. I have to do it again, because I can't continue to feel like this. I remember talking about this not too long ago and telling myself I needed to pay attention to what I was eating.....but I didn't. It was just "next week I will do better". Next week never got here, until today.

I would really like to do one of the nutritional cleanses, but since my main problem is sugar and flour, I plan to start there. That will wipe out about 80% of my current diet, but I will be fine. It doesn't take long for your body to stop craving the bad stuff.....I'll let you know when I get there.

Have you ever reached that point when you know you have to make THAT change? Did you? How did you go about doing it?


aliceinparis said...

Kathy I hear you! I am the same way, traveling along in the wagon and soon I am just barely hanging on and then I fall off. You have to run hard to catch that wagon again.
A good thing to remember is persistence not perfection!

Cathryn said...

Yep--been there. Am there. Sometimes it takes drastic measures to wake us up! Glad you are paying attention to your body now!And yes, we have to do what we have to do!

Here's wishing you the best!

AudreyO said...

Oh goodness, I had carb overload this weekend also. I actually had a headache that wouldn't go away. Over a 24 hour period I took 12 Advil and a had a nap and still the headache continued. Saturday and Sunday I had almost perfect eating days. The only "extra" I had was some frozen yogurt Saturday night.

I love my crockpot. It makes me plan meals ahead and it leaves me leftovers for lunches :)

Oh and we lost my daughter once in a Target type store. This was 20 years ago. We were looking at T.V.'s and we each thought the other had her. She was found in the grocery department. And yes those 5 minutes were TERRIFYING.

Sherry said...

After making a nice lunch of a piece of cheese cake yesterday, I realized that balance is the key. And, went for a long walk.

You've already identifed the problem and now you can be good to yourself.

Nancy said...

Good for you, Kathy! I'm right there with ya. On Saturday dh and I were in the city and I told him I just HAD to stop at HY-VEE and get some health food. All that was purchased was stuff for me, fruits, veggies, organic stuff. I feel so much better when I'm eating healthy, too. Good luck getting back to where you want to be!


Ms Sparrow said...

Good for you! I have been have stomach aches since Thanksgiving from eating all the leftovers. I'm torn between not being wasteful and eating what's good for me.

By the way, the vanilla pudding was awful! I may just throw the rest of the pie out--even though being so wasteful really bugs me.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I have been there--and it sucks so much that moderation has been pretty easy for me. I've never done a cleanse, but by cutting out (gradually) soda, fast food, junk food, and some carbs and inserting fruit and veg and exercise, I rarely feel crummy. But I never ever gave up my coffee!

DUTA said...

"I have forgotten that always, always, always... we have to come first."
That key sentence sums it all up pretty well.
We have to take ourselves seriously and plan carefully our bodily and spiritual needs.

Angela said...

I know how you feel! My stomach has been poking out for 2 days! I was just telling a coworker this morning how terrible I feel. I am tired, have a headache, and just feel too big for my clothes. I am ready to start eating my good food again too!

Lanyardlady said...

My mother once told me we should eat to live and not live to eat. I haven't followed her advice too well, but it's good advice nonetheless. Hope you feel better about yourself soon!

Matty said...

We're all in the same boat this time of year. The eating isn't balanced. It's an ongoing battle to eat the right things. I know that I don't eat enough fruits and veggies. And knowing this, I still don't do much about it.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

A two day headache? Ouch!
I took a peek at your Etsy shops, love 'em!
Thank you so much for entering my giveaway, best of luck!

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