I’m not sure if it is in my head or not but I think I am going through withdrawal. Like sugar and meat withdrawal. Wait it’s only day 2, I am fine. I did have thoughts of pizza and cookies today, that is just weird. But today was actually a good day. I still felt tired, I think that just comes from working a 10 hour day. My mental energy did feel like it increased, so maybe there is something to this meatless living thing.
Today I received the book How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger. Surprisingly this book has a nearly 5 star rating on Amazon (4.8 out of 5). The book is based on how diet and nutrition can prevent and even cure some diseases. From glancing through some of the pages in the book, Dr. Greger does cover a wide range of illnesses. It is amazing how strong the impact food has on our body. Food will either kill us or save our life, we just have to choose to be smart about eating.
I am not sure how long it will take me to read this book, it is a pretty large book. However, since my family has a history of diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure I will cover those chapters first. Although the doctors say that I am healthy today, I am very sure that I can get sick at any time. With the uncertainty of the way health insurance is going in the country, the more control that I can have over my own health, the better.
I still want a cookie.
That was a random thought.
I decided to weigh myself tonight since one of my goals is to lose 15-20 pounds. Today I weighed in at 177.0. I want to hurry up and lose these pounds, but I want also want to feel better and run faster. So I am hoping with less weight, I will gain speed. I may gain lean muscle in this process, so I won’t focus so much on the number on the scale. The true measure will be my performance and my overall ability to decrease fatigue.
What did I eat today? Here it goes:
Breakfast: Kale, strawberry, blueberry, banana smoothie
Mid morning snack: Oatmeal with blueberries, handful of almonds
Lunch: Spring and Spinach mix with peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes, red onion, garbanzo beans. Primal Kitchen greek dressing
Mid day snack: strawberries, blueberries, cherries
Pre workout meal: 1/2 cup brown rice, (vegetable stir fry) eggplant, peppers, baby corn, snow peas, broccoli
Dinner: 1/2 cup brown rice, (vegetable stir fry) eggplant, peppers, baby corn, snow peas, broccoli, 1/2 cup red roasted potatoes
Work out: Cross fit
Strength: Heavy 2 set jerk, I did 112.5
Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups- I did modified ring rows (still working on that 1 pull up!)
DB Push Press (35’s/20’s)- 20 pounds
GHD Situps- Modified to 15 pound ab mat sit ups