Day Forty One – Get Rid of the Evidence

I’ve been half asleep all day at work (and am in a kind of sleepy daze right now) after getting pretty much no sleep last night. My Chinese was delicious but no where near worth the discomfort that plagued me throughout the night. I was so full that I was in pain breathing, I was far too warm and felt sick all night. When I woke up, there was no way I was going a run; I was still full! I had to sleep with the window open – which I hate doing in the Winter as I always wake up with a tickle in my throat when I do. I still don’t feel any guilt about the takeaway and I don’t regret it. It’s just made me realise that I much prefer eating clean and working out; and I won’t be getting one again in a hurry! I’ve turned a corner in my attitude towards food and for that I’m so proud of myself.

So I took a rest day when I had originally planned to run; but that’s ok. I didn’t waste it. I forced myself to keep drinking water and consumed 3 litres in work, determined to prevent water retention from the salt content in my food the night before. I think it worked as I don’t feel bloated at all today, just slightly lethargic.

My intake for the day was:

  • Nutrigrain Blueberry Bar
  • Nutrigrain Granola Bar
  • Fillet Steak w/ Asparagus, Broccoli and Tomatoes
  • Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream (oops)

Admittedly, I skipped lunch at work today as I was still feeling pretty full and sluggish – I won’t be doing that again. Bad move. By dinner I was starving! I also just had to get rid of the leftover ice-cream in the freezer otherwise it would just taunt me. I’ve had a slightly indulgent 2 days but I’m not looking at it negatively. Sure, it may have set me back a couple of days but I feel happy and I’ve enjoyed having a normal couple of days with Brandon; free from the restraints of calorie counting/watching what I’m eating all the time.

It’s Sunday tomorrow and I’m off so I’m praying for nice weather so that I can run outdoors before a busy day of flat hunting. Have a good one.

L x

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