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  1. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    I'm really sorry your first half marathon didn't go as planned. Right now I have gotten horrifically out of shape and can't do what I did before, but when I was racing pretty often I learned - don't change anything right before a race. The training is by far the most important part of a distance race - it is what gets you through. So if you were training with a certain fuel and then changed it up before the race - that could be part of it. There are definitely a lot of paleo distance runners though so I think it can be done - it just needs to be practiced that way. The other questions you asked I'm struggling with myself, so I'm not much help (the 30 vs 365). Also - I'm sorry that the race wasn't what you hoped, but I've learned something in my racing. I've done 22 half marathons and sometimes you just have a crappy one. Same with any run. Sometimes they go awesome - sometimes not. I'm not sure what training plan you did, but for me - I HAD to have one run over 13 miles (I did 14) in the beginning. Mentally I just had to. Do you know when you started feeling badly during the race?
  2. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    I'm with you on the sugar - it's been hard to imagine how I will handle it after. I'm thinking of doing another round to give me more time to get ready Thank you for your service as well! I've always wondered about the food thing with soldiers (or those who travel and have no control). Though my gut has been a million times better since I started Whole30 I've avoided going to different situation that I had no control over the foods b/c the impact is so unpleasant sometimes. Even on vacation, when most people gain their weight, I never do b/c I stick to very basic foods. I can't (couldn't) eat anything dairy related, greasy, cream based, or anything labeled "rich" when away from home and my bathroom I hope you make the weight you want, and good luck when you go back!
  3. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    I have avoided going out to eat. I'm just afraid I will somehow mess up and not have control over it. I need to just move on. I think after the official whole 30, even if I stick with eating paleo type foods - I will feel better going out. Then I won't mind as much if the eggs are made in butter rather than oil, etc. I am also a WW (was?) - lifetime not at goal, and I agree about the fruit. I never really completely overate fruit, but definitely more than I've eaten on this plan. I am trying to limit it (still eat it) and see if it helps me get rid of some of the sugar cravings I struggle so much with. I agree about the hunger in the morning. Even when I was eating healthy I didn't always get hungry in the morning. And particularly not in the past year with my awful food choices! You may be my hero for the day. Pizza is the one thing (well good pizza - not the Little Ceasars my husband brings home) that I really do miss a bit. And I didn't eat it often before! I just really like it. I haven't been on the boards much lately - probably because it's a pain from my home and I never turn on my computer at home. So when I'm at work and have a free moment - that's my time to get on here. I do like the support of this board and the fb groups. I'm not sure I'd still be successful without the support as nobody at home is eating this way. Overall I'm still in that phase where I absolutely know this is a healthier way of eating and have seen some benefits, but still wonder about the "after". I know I should not want the junk that led me here, but a small part of me still does. And for some things it's a larger part. The good (?) news is I'm only on day 13, so I do still have time to prepare. I just don't know where that line will be.
  4. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    This will be interesting. So far I feel relatively strong in my resolve. Day 10 may concern me because it's on a Friday and that is without a doubt historically my worst eating day of the week. I looked forward to Friday night JUST because I knew it meant a lot of unhealthy food. So wrong. I'm not sure what to plan. I definitely am motivated now and plan to keep it up.
  5. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    That's exciting!! I've heard that is a great one. I'm just now starting to get back to running but I'm not even up to 4 miles yet. I'm trying to take it slow and not get hurt this time, but I'm not patient I'm sure you will be plenty ready by that time!
  6. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    KnykytaS do you feel any better? I've had moments, but thankfully for the most part it hasn't been too awful. Oh that is great work! I would have let that stress me out I think. And I would have lived on larabars What marathon are you doing? I was supposed to run MCM last year and then just was so out of shape it wasn't going to happen. I'm hoping to get back to my 1/2 marathons this year. I have to say I'm starting to notice some positive changes! I didn't the first few days like some of you, and I still have a headache and some brain fog, but I noticed that I can turn my neck further than before! I had neck surgery three years ago and have a lot of scar tissue that interferes with it, which of course leads to a very stiff neck and bad headaches/numbing in my fingers and toes/etc. So that what a big change that I was happy to see. Granted I have a long way to go, but without question I can turn it further. I also noticed I can now put my socks on standing up again! I was at a point where I hurt so horribly that I couldn't do it. It wasn't anything "getting in the way" - it was my back and neck hurt so bad I couldn't bend over. I still felt "creaky", but I did it this morning - huge win. It makes me miss Thai and Chinese a little less (marginally). I hope everyone had a good weekend!
  7. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    Good morning/afternoon! So far so good. I don't feel well at all but I'm going to blame it on a cold for now I'm a bit dizzy and a tiny bit nauseous. I ate breakfast and went to two meetings so far though so obviously functioning I've noticed not so much physical changes that others have but definitely mental. I feel better about myself eating this way rather than having a gigantic piece of carrot cake for dinner. I was happy last night that it went well because typically Fridays are the day I eat the worst. I almost always ate out before and never ever made healthy choices. Typically Chinese or Thai and usually noodle based. I always typically eat out of boredom and worried about that for the weekend but I feel ok about it so far. Hello to those who recently joined. I am so happy to have the help and support of this board and FB because this would be much harder on my own.
  8. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    Thank you for your help! I really love all vegetables for the most part. I just used what I had handy so for lunch it was Brussels sprouts and carrots. For dinner it will be peppers, onions and the rest of the Brussels sprouts. I like them all though so I will try to get more leafy greens early on. I am really thinking/hoping as this goes along that I will get more used to different foods early in the morning. I'm not picky for sure! Just struggle to eat in the morning Chocolate chili sounds interesting!! I do appreciate the info! I'm still making my way through the books.
  9. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    I have a minute of free time at work so I figured I would come post my meals, and anyone who wants can add suggestions! (Please do). To start - I already know I need to rework breakfast b/c I was so hungry about three hours after. I'm working on finding foods I can eat early. It's not something I'm used to (bad me) and kind of want to gag on most foods that early. I know it will get better though! I've not come close to managing to eat within an hour of waking up - promise to work on this 1. Sweet potato bowl: 1/2 sweet potato, raspberries/blueberries (I'm not sure how much - I can tell you it's a handful from the freezer bag), 1/2 banana and 1 tsp almond butter. I need to work on this a lot - I didn't even eat all the sweet potato I put in there b/c I accidentally undercooked it a bit - oops. 2. Spaghetti squash with roasted vegetables, apple/chicken sausage (so so good), ghee (first time ever trying it - delicious!) 3. I have an apple/chicken/vegetable "stir fry" - I will likely have it with more spaghetti squash, since obviously I have a ton of it at the moment (those things make a LOT)! I did have some almonds early afternoon because I was in a meeting with my coworkers until 1:00 and was so hungry and I found some that I had in my desk. The good news is that held me until I could grab my lunch and I avoided the pizza that they ordered!
  10. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    Thank you! That's what I felt, but wanted others thoughts as well - and thank you for the thread! We don't do communion weekly so at least it's only twice (I believe).
  11. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    Pasta and I do not work well together. I forget all about moderation - I am almost positive I will see a positive change from eliminating it.
  12. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    I do worry about the "after" with this plan b/c my bad eating habits go well past just poor food choices. I am so hoping that this will help me move towards a change. Though I've been think and made healthy food choices the majority of my life - I definitely do not have a healthy relationship with food. I know it will probably take me a few rounds, but first I need to start this one!
  13. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    Welcome to those who just posted! I'm on my phone and can't reply as well. Im starting to get more excited. I've got my shopping done and tomorrow totally ready/planned. Id love it if everyone shared food plans if that is allowed. It will help newbies like me get some ideas. This is my plan for tomorrow. Sweet potato bowl with fruit and almonds. Salad with salmon and olives. Fruit. Pork with the other half of the sweet potato and roasted veggies. I used one of my new sauces on the salmon so we will see how it goes I might try one of the dressings So for those who this impacts, how are you planning to deal with communion? For what it's worth, for me this program is important but not more than communion so I'm taking it. i don't know the official opinion though .
  14. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    This is perfect! I originally decided to do Whole30 at Lent just because my friend (pastor) and I were talking about needed a reset badly. I'm glad that it works out that way! I'm really hoping to get a lot of work and prep done tonight to be ready.
  15. SPeffer

    Starting March 1st

    I bought a bunch so I'm hoping it's good!