Monday, March 03, 2008

A few days to rest

I'm slowing down my plan slightly - I took Sunday and Monday off. I was so exhausted after 7 days of consecutive workouts - just bone tired and aching. I gave my new shoes an indoor trial run on Saturday - 10 minutes on the treadmill, 10 on a bike, 15 on the elliptical. They're kind of high cut - they come perilously close to my ankle bones - but my left foot was VERY happy. Right foot, not so much (it actually went a little numb and was feeling like it was rolling to the outside in an odd way), but I'll wait and see how it feels after a few days of rest. Tuesdays I've been doing a double - spin + run - but can't spin tomorrow because of a morning meeting, so I'll be very fresh for the run at lunch - I might try to do my "long run" since I'm staying late at work.

I have gotten very focused on my eating: I started a reporter's notebook where I am writing EVERYTHING I eat and drink on the left and how I' m feeling (tired, hungry, emotions) on the right. I started today, and I think I ate somewhat better than I've been, though still some impulsive/compulsive eating at moments of anxiety or uncertainty. I need to plan every bite in advance - it's the only possible way I'll get this under control. (Though the hypnosis will help too, I hope!)

1 comment:

LBTEPA said...

How did the shoes go?
And the food diary?
I think the mood diary will be the most helpful part. At the moment I am working on 'eating wisely' - which means NOT eating because I am feeling overwhelmed, stressed, angry etc - cause I know that's when I shovel stuff in. I want to be able to stop myslef for long enough to ask, will this eating make me feel ok or bad when I look back on it?
Anyway darl good luck and hang in there.