I have been feeling very blue lately and figured that maybe VLC was to blame for low serotonin. Maybe it is slacking on my exercise in the winter darkness. Or working some very long hours in January and February. Regardless, I have been eating more carbs this week, and I feel a little better, particularly with some major deadlines behind me. But still worried that it's not the right direction. Grabbing m&m's by the handful just isn't a long-term solution. Nor is snacking on the pastries at work, which call to me when I'm in the right mood.
But I am still (1) wanting to lighten up (mood & body fat); (2) maintain good health and avoid the shark swimming in my gene pool, Type II diabetes.
PaNu blog I like included a link to this new forum, PaleoHacks. I thought I'd share (and mostly keep track of it for myself by putting it into a post). I will start writing down my food again and keeping good records.
My legs are wanting to go for a run. My knee is crunchy & coach says walk. I stretched today and did some bending exercises to lubricate the joint. Standing in the kitchen made me "aware" of my knee. It didn't hurt. But it felt a little swollen or puffy or something. So I am taking the nastiest supplement of collagen derivative, gelatin and glucosamine, plus highly refined fish oil. And trying to figure out how many slacking bad habits I can repent.
The slack started when at the beginning of this year, I felt like I had reached my #1 and ONLY goal for 2009 (regain my fitness and lose weight) and I should now deal with finances and other aspects of my life. My brain took that as "Instead" of health, not In Addition to health. When the weather turned icy, I stopped riding my bike to work and started skipping mid-week runs. And after Odie bit me I started asking my son to walk him in the evenings. Now I have a crunchy knee.
I have bigger plans in my life than being sidelined due to a crunchy knee. I found a goofy body weight training program that is so silly I won't name it. But it looks like a good program, even though I am a sucker for the Point-N-Click Download it now. Looking at the materials, I keep thinking, I could do this. So I will be sure to take before-n-after photos so I can create a cash-cow someday a la 4HWW. Or maybe this guy has a better idea about work.
Even better, what to do with your unique talents and why I like what I do for a living. It's not work, it's a calling. So here's the plan. Do the PaNu 12 steps. Take Notes. Post here. Live big. Start my new body weight exercise mission. And take the dog for a long therapeutic walk tomorrow. And maybe run a tiny bit? I'll check with the knee first.