Day Two

Well, today I slept most of the day. I don’t know if that’s because I gave up coffee as of this morning and I didn’t get my usual dose of caffeine, or it’s the depression, or the fibro… could be anything. My trainer said not to work out today so I didn’t go to the gym, but I did keep within my calorie budget. I’m a little hungry now, but its almost bedtime so I’m not going to worry about  it.

I’ve read a lot of good reviews about those Skechers Shape Ups, and I am considering getting a pair. I’ve read that they help with plantar fasciitis, which I have, and they help tone you up a little. It might be worth the $120. I’d have to get a men’s pair because the women’s would be too narrow.

Tomorrow is grocery shopping day. I’ll be buying all that healthy food, really for the first time. I’ve bought healthy things here and there but I generally manage to go off my “diets” pretty quickly. The longest I stuck with one was about 6 months. I’m trying to get it through my head that this is a lifestyle change, not a “diet”. That’s a hard concept for me. Can normal weight people eat fattening things sometimes? Or is fast food and eating out a no-no for the rest of my life? I guess once I get used to it, it won’t be so bad but I think in the beginning I’m going to be craving unhealthy things. It hasn’t been an issue yet because I’ve managed to stay under my calorie goal just eating less of what I normally eat. The fat is the problem. And all of the preservatives I guess. I gave up coffee because my creamer was adding over 300 calories and a bunch of fat to my diet. I’d rather give up coffee than drink it with non-fat creamer or worse, non-fat milk. Maybe that will change after some time has passed.

I ate too much fat today (and yesterday and the day before) according to Diet Power. Hopefully that will change once I get the healthier food. I also need to work on portions, I can eat half a bag of chips, no problem. I hate the thought of weighing and measuring everything I eat but I have gotten to the point that I don’t know what a normal portion is like.

I go to the cardiologist tomorrow. Oh! my doctors office called me today and told me I AM going through menopause! At 42! I stopped having periods 5 or 6 years ago, but I always though it was my weight that was causing me not to have them. They’ve always been irregular anyway, and I have PCOS to boot. Anyway, I just thought I’d share that. Now I know why I break out in a sweat for no particular reason, at least. Maybe I’ll find out I don’t even need the stress test. I hope.

Well, that’s all I have for today. Good luck to the rest of y’all on this journey!


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