Monday, March 9, 2009

Long overdue!

I think I've probably said that before. But someone started a new journal for me on a forum so I've been posting there again! Sorry! It's really just a wedding journal.

Let's catch up....

I'm still looking for the perfect venue in Las Vegas for our wedding. I'm working with the Luxor right now & they seem to have the most reasonable package that includes everything we want in a wedding. I'm calling catering today to find out the scoop on a reception. Invitations to this will be limited to close family & friends (really close friends, grandparents, aunts & uncles, siblings & of course our parents.) That's a hard thing to do but will allow us a special day with those we are closest too. Then we'll have a big blow out cocktail party back home a couple months following.

I dont have a dress yet but have a couple shopping trips planned. I've been looking online as well & have found a few destination style dresses that I really like though.

I did stop running (interesting comment by "M.") because it just didnt feel right to continue. While I've been one to push past limits, this was not the appropriate time to do that. Risking further injury was not something I'm willing to do. I've not run in 2 weeks & have no further pain. I've been sticking to the elliptical, stairmill or bike for cardio. I will do a short run this week to see how things feel though. I dont want to stop completely but will definitely take it easy!

Overall health
Yea, that's right. I said it. My health is good. I'm still carrying the extra weight that I gained after my shows ended that happened during the metabolic repair program.

I did start with a nutritionist, the program did not work well for me. It was very low calories (6xBW), low carb (100g daily) & very low fat (30g max/day.) I dropped water at first & intially 8 pounds were gone. BUT I stopped pottying due to the lack of carbs. It was suggested that I take Citrucel, Metamucil & flax oil daily. I did that & it helped but what helped more was when I just ate more carbs. Eventually, I realized that program just was not for me. Moreso when I was running ALOT & was not given a carb increase. I just had to step back. Lesson learned.

From that point, I've been eating fairly intuitively & maintaining my weight. I would like to start dropping again but I am scared that my body isnt ready yet either. I was in contest prep for the first 6 months of last year so it's been 6 months now since I stopped. So I'm going to take a very moderate approach to loss once again. I havent thought it out fully & havent set up a plan yet though. Any suggestions are always welcome!

I think that's about it. My apologies for my long absence. I will still have to use this for my workout/health updates but will update wedding stuff here too when I have things to report.

I appreciate the comments & suggestions you have posted! Glad to have folks following along!

Have a GREAT week!


Lady Rois said...

I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one who has a love/hate relationship with 'intuitive' eating. I feel better when I listen to my body and give it what it needs (and apparently today it needs to be on a 2 hour eating rotation) the last couple of weeks my body needed rest. Big time. I hated it, but it's helped me immensely.

Good luck with all the stuff you've got going on! Making me want to Vegas again!!!

Anonymous said...

Heather, it wasn't you. It was your nutritionist. That's way too low for a runner. If you are going to work with anyone work with Nancy Clark who literally wrote the book on sports nutrition. If you haven't ever seen it you might want to check it out but runners need more carbs and more cals in general. You were doing a starvation diet appropriate for a bodybuilder but not for a runner.