Sunday, April 25, 2010

Missing another goal...

One week from today is the Vancouver, BC Marathon...and I won't be running.  I will be there cheering on my friends - who will be running their first full marathon. I am very excited for them.  It will be a fun weekend, but missing the run is disappointing. 

Somehow I need to get past the annoying little injuries and get back out there, but I am not going to beat myself up over it - I have a lot of years left in me and plenty of time to get things turned around. 

I will also be taking my first train ride and I am kind of excited about that.  Should be a fun weekend all the way aroung.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Feeling Better...

After a few weeks of feeling pretty lousy and trying the new diet I seem to be feeling much better today.  I spent all day yesterday in the blazing sun wrangling crazy whippets and other breeds at race practice - along with walking and walking and walking.  I was a little light headed in the morning, but that seems much better. 

Trying to keep this thing going has been a real struggle, but I will not give up.  I intend to have a happy healthy life for many more years to come.

Hope everyone out there is out there doing everything they can to improve their life too.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Today I ran and I ate healthy!

I am quite proud of myself.  I do not love a lot of vegetables, but I am learning to eat them anyway.  My Mom will be very proud of me - we used to have incidents where she wanted me to eat a vegetable...just one bite...but I simply wouldn't do it.  I could sit at that dinner table for a very long time until she gave up and let me be excused. Not proud of it, but that is how it went down.

I went to the grocery store with a list - and shopped as if I was a vegetarian.  I bought tomatoes, cilantro, spinach, a bag of lettuce, and some quinoa.  Below is the fruit of my labors.  It's not pretty, but it was tasty and I did NOT pick out the tomatoes.  Hooray for me!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Doctor thinks it's all in my head...

All of the tests they ran after my low blood sugar episodes came back within normal ranges.  She was suppose to call me again so we could decide what to do...but haven't heard a thing.  I made the decision to change my diet so I am eating as if I am hypoglycemic.  So far I don't feel great...but it's only been a day. This is not easy for me because carbs are so wonderfully tasty and satisfying, but I am trying to come up with meal plans that include the acceptable foods.  I went through the lists and pulled out the foods I like that are acceptable and will work from there.  I started a food diary today - and it mostly says feel shaky and dizzy over and over and over.  I am feeling a bit better in the last hour or so, so I need to build on that. 

HotRod says cut the whining and just do whatcha gotta do.  Getting old sucks!