Sunday, May 22, 2011

Running, Rambling

Some of you may know that I've been having issues with my stomach which has brought my running to almost a stand-still. Today I was able to make it 5.25 miles before I started having problems. I'm gonna try to get an appointment with the gastroenterologist next week so that I can get this figured out, especially since I only have a month before I need to start my next round of HM training.  I'm thinking it's either IBS or maybe a gluten intolerance, but who knows. Food-wise, I'm doing well. I'm keeping my weight between 113 and 117.

In all honesty I really wish I would have started blogging while I was losing the weight. Don't get me wrong, I do find this all helpful as far as maintaining and with accountability (moreso at SP than here), but I kinda feel like an outcast. I don't know if that makes any sense.  Maybe I should try to change my blog to more of a "how I did it and how can I help others" sorta thing.

Anyways, one thing I am going to do is start posting my food here. Maybe by looking at what I generally eat, it will help someone else :)

I slept in today so I had a late breakfast/early lunch.

-Mex-y Mac  (EVOO, ground turkey breast, whole wheat elbows, super salsa, reduced fat shredded -Mexican cheese, cumin, mexican style chili powder, minced garlic)
-Homemade Super Salsa  (tomatoes, red onions, lime juice, cilantro, radishes, jalapenos, habaneros)
-2 Tbsp fat-free sour cream

-Huge salad (romaine lettuce, red cabbage, radishes, scallions, green olives, celery)
-2 Tbsp lite Chipotle Ranch dressing
-1/4c pistachios

-White chocolate PB2 pudding (Jell-O white chocolate sugar-free, fat-free pudding mix, 2 Tbsp chocolate PB2, skim milk) with 1/2 a banana

I generally eat more than this, but on days that I run, I'm not very hungry afterwards. Usually the next day is when I want to eat everything in sight!


Sarah Kopf said...

That Mexi-Mac sounds AWESOME! (I'm hungry. Again. Yikes!)

I really hope you're able to get your tummy troubles fixed up soon! So proud of your ability to attack the pavement! YOU ROCK!


Katie said...

Laura, I was reading last night that if you have gastro issues, you should eat a meal and wait 1-3 hours before running. I'd never heard of that before, but it's been a big help to me! I realize now, that lots of times I've had issues when I've eaten breakfast and then gone out to run 30-60 minutes later. Waiting 2-3 hours seems to really help me. Dairy also seems to be a killer with runners with gastro issues, btw.I wish you good luck with your appointment!