Tuesday, October 03, 2006

So, I've been keeping this food journal. (yes here I go on the diet convo).
I've kept journals before but I only wrote down what I sat down and ate. It's amazing how easy it is to lie to yourself. I never wrote down when I popped a couple of pieces of hard candy. WEEELLLLLL, this time I'm being honest. I'm also writing some additional info. Like at 9:30 today and a girl was toasting toast (does that make any sense?) I wrote in there that it smelled really good and was making me hungry but I could not would not eat right then. I had already had breakfast and was going to have my snack in an hour. I have come to realize that calories add up-FAST! I've also realized that I have a hard time transitioning from high gear to low gear. Once I get home and I run run run picking up and putting things away and going thru mail and getting it in its appropriate places then I go to sit on the couch , I feel weird. I can't just sit there... and when a commercial comes on, I get up... I pace around the house looking for something. It's weird! So, I realized from my journal thats when I eat. I walk to the kitchen grab a can of nuts eat them until the next commercial, get up, get something to drink, and on it goes. Well gee no wonder I weigh 175 lbs! So, today I put cheetos into a 1 cup measuring cup. That's all I allowed myself. When I got bored and paced I made myself come in here and check email, then the next time I grabbed a pack of photos and sorted them. And no, I'm blogging... I pray I can continue to learn about myself and my eating patterns this way. It has been good for me. I've been totally honest and see that 2:30 everyday is my bad period... so I now eat an apple everyday at 2:30 and if it's PMS week, I take peanut butter to have with it. That curbs my sweet craving. If anyone has any NOT DIET but lifestyle tips... let me know! Please don't be stingy and keep the good secrets to yourself.
My friend does think that I maybe going thru early menopause (I'm 34). I have night sweats all the time BAD! I have had hot flashes since I was 18, I'm moody. Last night I was uploading some photos and I broke out in a sweat and I mean I was hot RIGHT NOW. SO, I decided I'd take my temp to see if it was real or in my head. It was 99.6! Now, I have always had a 95.8 temp normally... very low. So it's rare that I run fevers when I'm ill. I'm not ill and as soon as the sweat went away (about 20 min) I took my temp again... it was down to 97.7. Go figure! I think I may have some thyroid type probs or something. Anyone got any similiar stories or thoughts?!

7 comments:

PJ said...

Hey you! I can't believe how similar our marriage issues are (the work thing)! I'm glad I can go to someone who understands.

As for food, since I started working out I haven't changed my eating habits yet. I was REALLY hungry when I first started working out regularly a few months ago and I was getting bagels a lot after the workout. But now I've toned it down a big. My problem is carbs. I LOVE BREAD!! Ugh. I don't eat enough fruit or veg so I need to work on that. I'm about 150 - that has been my weight for a long time now and even though I'm working out I haven't lost a pound but I've gone down almost 2 sizes!! So I guess it's turning into muscle now.

Oh. And your picture is SO STINKIN CUTE! Holli you are so pretty and you're family is beautiful!

Well that doesn't really answer your temperature/premenopause question or give you any eating habit changes but it's my contribution for now! hee hee

Sorry this is so long!!!! xxx.

Holli said...

Oh thank you thank you thank you... that was so very kind! I needed that smile this morning. And I love long posts, it helps me get to know you better!

Kristi K. said...

What she doesn't tell you in her post is that while she might be 175 lbs, she's like 6'2", so it makes her like a size 2. :) And I think the 175 must be with her coat on, boots, two sweaters and a scarf.

Okay, I exaggerate. But she looks GREAT!

My tip is this: QUIT MAKING ME LOOK BAD! ;) teehee!

PJ said...

SIX TWO!! Oh for cliff's sake. Sheesh. I'm only 5'2". I need to put myself on the rack.

Kristi K. said...

I was exaggerating...she's tall, though. I'm 5'3.999" and she stands quite a bit taller than me. I don't know how tall, but she's tall. And looks trim. Really. I'm not joking about that part. She looks great!

Holli said...

ooohhh - I'm cracking up - you guys are talking about me like I'm not in the room! SO FUNNY!
Okay, so here it is... I am 5'6.5" 175 lbs (which is more than I weighed 9 mths prego). The 175 was on the scale at the gym on Monday right before I worked out. I do (I admit) carry my weight well and do not look 175lbs. I do wear a size 12 but it's a TIGHT squeeze! Just so ya'll know!

Kristi K. said...

Do you wear like 3 inch heels? Geez! ;) I feel like a shrimp around you! Like a jumbo shrimp! LOL! ;)