So yesterday I took a day off from my whole foods eating plan. I don't know if it was hormones, rebellion, laziness, an experiment, or what, but when we were at lunch after church, I decided I wanted a mojito and fish tacos. Of the three fish tacos, I ate one tortilla and the insides of the other two, and had sweet potato chips on the side. The mojito was wonderful--I haven't had an adult beverage in months.
It set off the rest of the day to be a "fun food" day. I had some cookies after lunch, some homemade caramel popcorn, and later some ice cream with the kids. I napped briefly after reading a book in bed. It was a lazy day for all of us.
But, I felt like crap all day. I could tell my body was processing the sugar and didn't like it. I was a tad grouchy in the late afternoon. I had cravings for more.
It was weird being back "in the food." Last night I realized I do not want to do that again. This morning I had no problem getting back to my usual breakfast. It will be interesting to see if I have any residual cravings today. I expected the weight uptick; my fingers were very swollen this morning and I could barely get my rings off.
I don't see yesterday as some moral failure or anything to get bent out of shape about. Like I said, I don't know exactly what triggered it, but I'm taking a lesson from it that I hope I remember for a long time. A full day of processed food is a bad idea if I want to feel good.
I still have the cough. It is still wearing me out. Several people have had the same thing, and it can go on for a month or more, so I guess I'm half way through it.
I took a free weights class on Saturday morning. It was awesome. I was sore yesterday and pretty sore today, too. I'm planning to run after work today, since the weather is still so nice.
I am feeling more and more like this extra fat on my body is not me. I just want it gone. I know I have to do more exercise to get the body I want, which is the reason for the free weights class. I also am planning to start doing yoga DVD's at home. I got a new one that the yoga instructors at our hot yoga studio said is similar to the classes they teach, with the same poses that move through a 60 minute sequence. I got it Saturday from Amazon and can't wait to try it out.