Sugar and Running

It is officially day 9 of my quest to be without sugar for a while. My cravings are worst when I’m hungry, but usually once I eat, I’m okay. It’s interesting to see what I crave when I’m off of sugar completely, because it’s never what I expect. The last time I tried it, I had hard cravings for chocolate and ice cream. The ice cream made sense, but not the chocolate, because up to that point I had never really cared for chocolate. NOW I do, boy howdy. It’s like going off sugar made me realize how much I actually LOVE the stuff.

Anyway, this time, I’m craving soda (which I never even drink when I’m NOT avoiding sugar) and slushies from QT. They’re like Slurpees except BETTER because they have a strawberry banana flavor and a pina colada flavor that I like to mix and the flavors are super intense and they blend together in this tropicalish smooth taste of awesome.

Luckily I just ate so writing about that isn’t driving me completely insane.

Green and I are still in moving limbo, but we get to move into our new place TOMORROW!! HUZZAH!!!! In the meantime, however, we’ve holed up in one room of his parent’s enormous house and I haven’t done a whole lot of moving around. The house is so big that we’re both like, “I’m hungry/thirsty, but the kitchen is all the way downstairs…SO FAR AWAY…”

The apartment we’re moving into is a nice, one room efficiency and we are PUMPED to be able to just walk maybe eight steps and be in the kitchen. The whole experience of being in a huge home is reminding me just how much I ultimately want the smallest home possible.

In other news, the lack of movement is taking a toll on my state of well-being. My body is like “WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING TO ME, MY GOD, MY BEAUTIFUL MUSCLES, THEY MUST MOVE, YOU MUST FIX THIS, I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH”. And I’m like, “It’s okay, body, I just bought Viva Pinata for the DS, look, we can play that for four hours.” And then my body’s like, “Oh, okay.” And then four hours later, it’s like, “WHAT THE FUCK WHY DID I AGREE TO THAT NOW I FEEL EVEN WORSE.”

So I’ve decided to work my way through the Couch to 5K program once again. I’m in the mood to do some running, and I have definitely spent the majority of this week on the couch. Anyone interested in doing it with me? I want to start today, provided I can find appropriate shoes. The program is laid out here. The first week is really easy. I think my legs will appreciate it.

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3 thoughts on “Sugar and Running

  1. I just wanted to say I just recently found your blog and enjoy it to death. A couple of your posts have brought me to tears realizing that I’m not the only one going through some things.

    I am in week 7 of C25K (my second round) and am enjoying more and more. Have fun and use the running as a release, not a chore!

  2. I think I will actually do Couch to 5K when I get back to Texas and am settled in my apartment. Right now is too crazy. Well honestly it’s not, given that I only work eight to twelve hours in one week, but it will be once August happens and I’m going back and forth between here and LA and Virginia and packing and moving and dear god why. D:

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