Sunday, April 24, 2011

Feeding Frenzy that was called Spring Break

There is nothing like the week of a holiday to make a person (especially me) fall off the clean food wagon.  I have taken the liberty to turn this week of Easter into a ridiculous feeding frenzy of sugar and junk food that would for sure kill a diabetic. 

Last year I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer and was lucky enough to surgically treat it by a bilateral mastectomy and hysterectomy.  So on top of the cancer I was thrown into an early menopause at 40 years old. I was scared enough to really take a serious look at my health and began to take better care of myself so that I would be able to be here for my kids as they got older, they were 1 and 3 when this all happened. 

So for the past year of surgeries and healing I began a change of lifestyle to help beat the cancer and make my body healthy and fit.  I have lost 70 lbs and when Lent began I started the “couch to 5K” running program.   I am now able to run a 5K and am going to do my very first race on May 7th.  I am also signed up to do a ½ marathon in January.

It took me a long time to even like to run, the soreness, the lack of wind to go far, the my body feels like it was taken apart and put back together just a bit askew.  I started and I could run about ¼ of a mile, and now I am running about 3 miles before I stop to walk, so I have come a long way in 47 days.  It has kicked my weight loss into high gear, and my body has really craved “fuel” foods that are healthy and I have been eating that way, and I am happy to say I really feel like it has become a lifestyle and not just a diet.

I am typically not a sweet eater; I am more a carb girl. Something cracked in my brain this week that just made it okay to eat anything and everything that came in my path, and this little voice in the back of my head that said “STOP THE INSANITY”.  But I figured since I was running every night I deserved it. 

Well this morning at Easter Brunch, I was wearing this new pair of pants that I just bought because everything else I own is too big.  Well my new adorable pants were uncomfortably too tight.  So the party is over, and I commit to you all to get back on the wagon and lose the rest of this weight and run that race for Mother’s Day.  I can’t believe how 5 days of crap eating has made me feel like such a slug and the massive headaches that I have had all week have got to have something to do with it.  I will gladly get back on track for the simple fact I just want to feel better. Will someone come and pick up all these Chocolate Eggs please!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Im a sweets and carb lover! I need to start doing something too.... 70 lbs? Wow! Thats awesome! Thats great! Im so proud of you! Keep it up!