Friday, September 05, 2008

153.2 - One day down....

So the first day on the crack diet (as I'm lovingly referring to it in the short hand) went surprisingly well. I stuck to my food plan, exactly as I'd outlined it. I never got a bad headache, never felt too terribly off, and didn't have massive carb cravings. All in all, it was a good day.

I did only get in 3 miles yesterday. At around 2.6 miles I noticed a significant drop in my energy, and hit a wall. I'm guessing this was related to the no-carb thing, but who knows. Maybe I was just tired.

But I didn't just quit at 3 miles. I did day one (finally, at last, totally late to the party) of the 100 push up challenge. My push up test about a month ago yielded 7 pushups, so I did the second column. It was tough, but doable. I have light soreness today, even in my abs, which surprised the heck out of me. I think I'm gonna like these pushups (esp. since I still haven't made it back to a weights class, and the gym reorganized the schedule so my Wednesday and Friday classes no longer even exist, dang it).

Last night was rough, and if it weren't for this new diet I'd have face-dived into a pile of junk food. Luke woke up at 1 a.m. and had vomited all over himself. It was a huge mess, of course, and the poor little guy felt just awful. I cleaned him up, gave him some Sprite, took his temp (no fever, which was good but unexpected), plopped him on our bedroom floor to watch TV (DH promptly moved to the couch to finish his night's sleep), stripped his bed & washed all linens and his blankie, and then put him in bed with me. Luke, of course, felt fine at that point and was wide awake. Until 3:30 a.m.

Thankfully my mom didn't have to work today and had already planned on coming down first thing this morning, so I didn't have to worry about missing work. Unfortunately, Luke woke up at 6 a.m., and threw up again. I had him in the kitchen, though, and he threw up in the sink (yuck), so at least it wasn't a huge mess to clean up. He had a low grade fever at that point, and I was exhausted.

Sleep deprived and day 2 of low carb don't go together very well, let me tell you. But what's a mama to do?

Today, it finally is starting to feel like fall. Low 70s and overcast--my favorite weather. So even though I'll probably feel tired & whiny, I plan to run this afternoon outside. Just because I can.

Certainly the weekend will be a challenge, diet wise, but I'm telling myself that I CANNOT blow the 2 days I've (almost) completed.

For those of you who are curious, here's what I ate yesterday:
-1 egg w/ 3/4 c liquid egg whites & 1/4c cheddar cheese (1 carb)
-mocha protein shake (3 carbs)
-crack slaw (ground sirloin w/ broccoli slaw & yummy sesame oil & spices, sort of like a Chinese dish) (2 carbs)
-salad w/EVOO & 1 T balsamic vinegar (2 carbs)
-1/2 c cottage cheese (4 carbs)
-1 c broccoli (4 carbs)
-vanilla protein shake w/cinnamon (2 carbs)
-chicken breast on salad w/EVOO & 1/2 T balsamic vinegar (1 carb)

Not much, is it? Surprisingly I wasn't that hungry until I got done working out, and then I was starving. The protein shake held me over until I had my chicken breast all cooked up (cooked 2 pounds of it and a pound of turkey), which I ate at 8 p.m. I was as hungry for breakfast this morning as I ever have been. My mocha shake this morning--made with 12 ounces of real brewed coffee!--and my turkey & cheese w/mayo on a big lettuce leaf couldn't have tasted better.

P.S. While I'm doing well and sticking to my guns, I would kill for a bar of Green & Blacks milk chocolate right now.


Jodie said...

Poor Luke! And poor mama. Those nights are so not fun. I hope he's feeling better.

Good for you for running on low carbs. The first week is the hardest, it gets way easier. Amazing how you don't get hungry, huh?! I laugh at my drawer full of 100 calorie snack packs - why did I ever think those were a good idea.

You're two days in, don't quit over the weekend. You can dooooo it.

Jill said...

Ugh - those midnight vomit-fests are the least fun thing about being a mama. I feel your pain, girl. I really do. =(

I want to be on the crack diet, just cause I like saying "crack diet"!

That crack slaw sounds awesome!! I'm just going to start using the word "crack" in front of everything I eat now. "Want some crack pancakes? How about some crack-aroni and cheese? I'll have a crackburger please" Ha! I could do this all day!!

Anyway, I think you will do great on this and it will totally get rid of those last 15 that have been plaguing you. I need to re-dedicate myself to the carb-light lifestyle again.

Don't give up - now is the perfect time to have a weekend party because you are still excited about your new diet and will be less likely to "indulge".

Have a great crack weekend!! =)

Vickie said...

what is EVOO???

MCM Mama said...

Poor Luke! I've (thankfully) only had that happen here a few times in the last 7 years of being a mom.

I've done similar diets and it makes my running totally suck. I may try something like this again after the marathon, but my running is sucking enough these days to not want to throw lower carbs into the mix.

Good job so far! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Laura, Good for you! All the food sounds good actually. How do you make your protein shakes. I am kind of interested in making my own.

Jill, you CRACK me up!

Vickie, EVOO is extra virgin olive oil.