Let the Snow Hating Begin

My diet is going good, and my knee is starting to come around.  There is something funky happening inside it, where things pop and move out of place, and it feels horrible for a bit, then it cracks or pops again and feels better.  It is kind of unsettling, but at least I am far more mobile than I was on Monday.
It's just in time for the dreaded, was-supposed-to-miss-us, its-far-too-early-in-the-season-for-it SNOW.  If you are new to my blog, you will not know just the extent to which I despise driving in snow.  Complicated by my natural nervous-driver state and tires that are just about bald.  I am gratful that my work and my kids' school are both very close to home, so my winter driving is limited.  That being said, I start to stress out about winter driving in the preceeding spring.  I like to plan ahead.
I realized something yesterday, and maybe I knew it before, but I was reminded of how clear my mind seems when I am eating right.  I guess when it's not filled with self-hatred and doubt, the mind has more functional space and clarity.  Whatever the case, being back on track has made me feel pretty great.  I have decided not to work out this week.  Partly because of the knee, and partly to experiment.  I want to see how much weight I can lose without exercise, but with keeping a consistenly clean diet, and test out the old theory that diet is 80% of your physique.  I know I need to add it back in soon, but since I'm already taking time for the knee, now's a good time to experiment.  As far as I can tell, I haven't lost any weight yet.  It is a bit tricky being that I didn't weigh myself at the proper time on Monday ( I did it after eating and drinking).  Yesterday and today I was 158.  I have been constantly thirsty due to the lack of carbs for water retention, but I actually feel good about drinking more fluids, so it's a positive.
My energy level has been good, surprisingly.  I am getting my carbs strictly from the dairy (lactose) that I am eating and veggies.  And I am finding that I have actually been looking forward to my meals.  Not just because my metabolism is so amped up, but because the food is tasty.  Simply adding green olives or sunflower nuts (which both have good essential fats) makes things taste so good that I don't miss the carbs at all.  And the absolute best thing that always comes from starting back at phase 1 is that my sugar cravings have disappeared.  Though my other cravings have been very few, they crop up when I am hungry.  I have adjusted my eating schedule so I eat every 2 to 2.5 hours instead of trying to wait it out for 3 hours.  My metabolism is really revved up from the clean food.    I am really gratful that there haven't been any catered lunches to tempt me, but I think I am in a strong enough place that I can resist.
Friday I took the day off of work to use up some vacation hours I have amassed, that will be a true test, because I will be alone all day with no one but myself to answer to.  If I feel how I do now, it will be a piece of cake!  No pun intended.
Well, I'm headed out into the snow to grit my teeth and white-knuckle it over the kids school.  If I can handle Wisconsin winters, losing weight should be nothing.  Or, is it the other way around?
Have a great Wednesday!


  1. You are brave experimenting on yourself but if you are resting your knee then it makes sense. I've heard that letting some of the air out of your tyres helps when driving in snow and ice. But make sure you re-inflate when the snow melts. And stop doubting yourself, we believe in you.

  2. Thanks for the advice, I'm just a baby about it. And thanks for the vote of confidence, it means so much to me!


Post a Comment

Popular Posts