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On the plus side: things are coming together. Weight lifting is working - I'm increasing weights again and I'm starting to see visible improvements. Cardio has been slower to get going again, and I'm still fairly frustrated that I haven't got my endurance back yet. Still, I'm making it 4-5 nights a week now, so things are going in the right direction. I'm starting to try to get my eating habits back into something approaching healthy.

On the down side, I've managed to put weight on. Some of it may be muscle, but I doubt all of it is. I'm all the way up to 215 now, which is a fairly depressing number when I had managed to slide from 210 to 205 a while back. I'm really not doing a good job of keeping the sweet tooth in check. I need to figure out how to not eat cakes and cookies and things just because they're in the apartment.

Also, while the gym workouts are regular, they are completely wiping me out. Part of not having my endurance back yet is that, after my workout, I have just enough juice to get me home. If I have to make any stops on the way, like hitting the grocery store, or if I'm cooking, I'm out of juice and have to run on power reserves as my blood sugar plummets and I start to get shaky and stupid. As the extra pounds start to come off and I get back some of my endurance, this should be ameliorated somewhat. Part, I think, of why I'm having such a hard time curbing the sweet tooth is that when I get home and am in blood sugar freefall, having cake/pie/whatever sitting out just seems like the fastest way to balance myself back out until I can get some real food ready.


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May. 21st, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
Sorry about the cookies. It won't happen again.

May. 21st, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
I just ate the last cookie. It was deelishus! But yeah, I gotta learn how to eat less cookies and stuff. :(
May. 21st, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
My problem is that my workplace has this non-stop parade of food, and it *really* doesn't help that the servery is right across from my office.
May. 21st, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
Ouch. That's always hard - when it's right *there*, free and calling your name...
May. 21st, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
It's even worse when the Timbits walk into my office, jump up on my desk and demand to be eaten. They look so cute! How can I say no?
May. 21st, 2008 11:16 am (UTC)
I totally grok what you describe here. You're not alone on the blood sugar crash after a workout.

Suggestions -- take one spoonful of honey (if you can stand honey, that is); you'd be surprised at how your system will bounce back from something like that. And one spoonful of honey doesn't add up to as many calories and fat and whatnot as a cookie :)

Else - a piece of fruit and a protein. One simple one is a half an apple with a small handful of nuts (or a half an apple and a tbsp of peanut butter).
May. 21st, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
I know the low blood sugar pain. And the sweets just make it worse for me: I spike on a sugar high, and then crash even harder. My main suggestion for dealing with snacking is just have snacks on hand that are safer. I'd vote more for protein bars and trail mix. A little bit of sugar with a whole lot more protein.
May. 21st, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
almonds are my solution to blood sugar issues. high protein, low glycemic index :)
May. 22nd, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
I solve the problem by not having any junk food in the house. Right now if I wanted a snack I'd have to eat kimchi.
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