So I've started a low carb diet this week.... on Valentine's Day, for gosh sakes. Which meant that I had to contend with hubby's cupcakes, the girl scout cookie delivery, and students bringing me a warm from the oven cinnamon roll from the culinary arts classroom....ARGH!!! Which just goes to show that there is NEVER a "good time" to diet. So yes, I've been pretty grouchy with blood in one eye and piss in the other at the thoughts of losing my precious carbs. But I just keep reminding myself that missing out on a few sweet/salty snacks is not like a DEATH or something. And really I am pretty desperate to startle my sluggish metabolism into MOVEMENT. This had better work....dammit. So I am veering between determined and pissy-two unpredictable emotions at best. I also have to maneuver the faculty luncheon tomorrow. But I am determined to do this 5 day challenge to prove to myself that I have what is takes to manage both exercise and dieting in tandem (I tend to focus on one at a time, to my detriment). So we shall see how this experiment in denial goes.... I hope to have positive results to publish by Saturday. And a better mood to report as well!
BTW-my knees are KILLING me. I took off 2 days from running but it hasn't helped. Tonite was brutal. Tips for newbie runners are sorely needed...!