Well, I am feeling slightly better today after resting yesterday and staying off my feet as much as possible. So far I have been doing lots of cleaning and took my pup out for a bit to the park, but no actual 'walk.' I am on my feet a lot and they hurt, so depending on how I feel tonight I may bike for a bit, or not. I will definitely do my physical therapy regardless.
My strategy with eating is to keep the calories low early in the day, eating small mini-meals every 2-3 hours as I am hungry, and then one larger meal with the family at dinner (staying on the low carb side, avoiding grains for the most part). Then I'll have a 100 calorie allowance between dinner and bedtime, if needed.
Some of the 100-ish calorie mini meals I am eating include:
hard boiled (Easter) eggs
light string cheese
1 ounce of almonds, walnuts, or pistachios
veggies of any kind, with or without dip
small portions of meat (I have cooked chicken breast and leftover spiral sliced ham in the fridge right now)
I keep all these things on hand and choose from them throughout the day. I have fruit sometimes too, but am trying to keep my carbs a bit lower this week so fruit will be a special treat when I want something sweet or when I want a yogurt smoothie.
My migraines have nearly disappeared, and I think that is partly due to my food choices and partly due to hormones and where I was (and am) in my cycle. Also, my acid reflux has disappeared with the changes in my diet; I find it is worse when I eat heavily before bedtime and also when I eat fatty foods or sweet stuff at night. Since I changed my diet to eliminate that stuff, the acid reflux is GONE. I think that's pretty cool, since back in 2006 my doctor told me the only way to get rid of acid reflux disease was treatment through medication. Makes me wonder how many other ailments could be eliminated *without* medication just through changes in diet.
Not much else going on, just spring cleaning and dog training and the usual kid stuff. Enjoy your day!
2 days ago