I ran 3 miles last night. It was hot, but not impossible (87 degrees with 49% humidity) but I told myself that runners push themselves to build endurance. 3 miles in 40 minutes in the late day heat is pretty good for me. I was pleased.
I am finding I can't eat walnuts. :(``` Very sad for me. I have been having headaches the past few days, after I eat walnuts. I have problems with almonds and pecans and peanuts, in quantities larger than around 1/8 of a cup. I have been eating walnuts everyday (usu. 1/4 c or 1/4 + 1/8 c a day) for the past couple of weeks, and I think that whatever it is that causes headaches has finally built up enough in my system that I can't eat them that often anymore. I will have to find another healthy fat.
Vickie, I know avocados are an option; will it make you laugh to hear I've only ever eaten them on a salad at a restaurant? I've never peeled (or whatever you do to them) an avocado in my home. I'm not a guacamole eater, and we just don't eat them. I like them, and am willing to try my hand at them, so that will be on the shopping list this weekend.
I had to cut back my melatonin to half a 5 mg tablet. I was having problems waking up even at 7 am, when I took my meds at 9 and was asleep by 10 pm. So I cut it in half last night, slept fine, and woke up at 6:30 am feeling OK. Hopefully that will be a dose that works and I will stay asleep all night.
Tomorrow marks 3 weeks on the whole foods eating plan. I love it. I need to mix up the food prep, so I don't get bored. I am thrilled with how the cravings are practically non-existent. I don't have crazy food thoughts that cause me to obsess about what I am going to eat next.
My size 14 dress I'm wearing today is big in the chest, shoulders, and armholes (you can see the side of my bra) and loose in the skirt (not that loose, though... the hips are going to be the last to go).
Tomorrow morning I'm planning on running 4 miles. The October half marathon is 12 weeks away, and I started training this week.
Sophie has the lead role in the musical her fine arts day camp is putting on this week. She is playing a boy; the play is an adaptation of the Prodigal Son story, set in current day in a small town. It's about 30 minutes long. This is her second acting role this summer. I think she may be a budding thespian. It starts in 30 minutes, so I'm off to see her.