Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Elimination diet- day 2

Note: I'm not a doctor, nor am I treating any official diagnosis. I'm just figuring some stuff out. Italicized stuff is food that's not on the elimination eating plan that I'm following. 

Summary: I'm ok. You're ok. We're all just super ok.

Workout: 3.75 miles on the treadmill. One of the worst/hardest runs I've done in recent memory

Awake hours: 9am-11pm

Tummy: Bloaty and uncomfortable. Wtf, tummy.

This morning my knee was much more cooperative, so I hopped on the treadmill for some slow-ish slogging. It was really, really difficult to get motivated and I really wanted to stop right from the very beginning. I ate some cantaloupe and had water before the run, but this felt like an unusual amount of fatigue. I wanted to slow down, to stop, whatever, but I chugged through almost 4 miles. I wonder if the weird diet is messing with my running. After 1 day. Orrrrr, in the real world, I'm just a slug sometimes and crappy runs happen. That is more likely.

Today was a food fest. I ate 7 separate times, mostly due to schedule, somewhat due to bloating discomfort limiting my eating.

Eggs + mayo and mustard
Brown rice cereal (technically, this is processed food. Whatever.) and almond milk
Nuts and apple
Kidney beans and brown rice over salad topped with balsamic and olive oil. I could eat this every day of my life.
Carrots, celery, and the perfect dream that is almond butter.

On the plus side, I'm down about 5 lbs. water weight. I'm not having any major sugar or caffeine withdrawals (it's hard to have sugar withdrawals when you go crazy on a bag of chocolate chips your first night "sugar free"). It helps that I'm able to get oodles of sleep because I don't need to be to work until 1pm. Nightshift sort of makes me feel like I'm a Real Housewife of Southern Maryland. Look at me, making a pot of beans, slicing some veggies, running and doing laundry, all before noon. On a Tuesday. This is pretty much my dream life (minus the fact that I see Nick awake for 10 minutes a day. Boo.).

I'm gonna keep on chugging with the super reduced food line up. Overall, I feel pretty good. The bloating is there, but it's not the end of the world. We'll have to see if the running fatigue continues (I ate more carbs today, but my meals are timed all wonky still). 

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