Please email me your addresses so I can get those books out to you.
Other notes… I’m feeling totally discombobulated. My parents came up from Florida to visit/stay with us on Saturday. They left yesterday afternoon. We hosted 20+ people at our house for brunch on Father’s Day. My kids are done school and camp doesn’t start until Monday, so they are home and require entertainment. With all that going on and no routine or schedule, I am completely out of sorts. I haven’t had time to post or read posts/comment and I hate when that happens.
But to give you a quick update…. the triathlon training is going well. My biggest challenge, as I knew going in, is the swim portion. I have 7-1/2 weeks to be able to swim the 1/4 mile distance w/out stopping. When I first started training a little over five weeks ago, after one lap I had to heave for air. Now I can do four laps before needing an oxygen tank. I need to work my way up to 16 laps without a break, though I will shoot for more than that because I want to feel as comfortable as possible in the water in case there are any mishaps like people kicking me or whacking me in the head. I don’t want to lose my composure in the water and flounder around.
I’m still struggling with the eating more for training, as opposed to following the IE path and eating because I’m hungry. As I said before, I feel like I’m walking a dangerous line here. I don’t want to slip back to the “dark” side. It is scary for a recovering compulsive overeater to have some carte blanche with eating without taking advantage of the situation and falling back into my old ways. I’m definitely eating more, hopefully with the right thought process. Tomorrow I’m due to get on the scale for my now twice-a-month weigh in, so I should have a better idea of how the additional eating is affecting my weight.
Throw into the mix that I saw my doctor yesterday and for the next few weeks, we are experimenting with some medications I’m on. It will be interesting to see if my appetite, training and just things in general are affected by the experiement. Should be fun!
I feel like after starting off on a high note, that this turned into a downer post, sorry ’bout that.
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