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Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

If I Need To Google It I'm Not Eating It

Well, I'm having some medical issues. I'm waiting to find out about the nodule on my thyroid, but I'm experiencing  a lot of joint pain and swelling. And I mean a lot. Some of the knuckles on my fingers have been 5 times the normal size. They are hot to touch, and I'm unable to bend them.

I don't know what's going on with me, but I suspect it has a lot to do with what I'm putting in my body. I decided that's probably where I should really start anyway.

Yep, I've added the sugar back, and I've noticed the joint pain is worse after I eat sugar. It's also worse after I eat processed food (which still could be sugar or a combo of several things). That being said, I've never truly cut out all processed foods (or food where I can't pronounce the words). Basically if I have to google it, I'm not eating it for the next two weeks.

Honestly, I'm still pretty unsure about this decision as I type this. I've never done this before. I've wanted to sort of, but my family isn't known to eat tons of veggies and stuff. I just never have. I mean I like them ok, but well this would be a serious and I mean serious overhaul of my diet. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I eat a bag of chips a day. But tostito chips do cross my lips more often than not I suppose.

So, am I going to do this?


The answer is yes. I want to see what happens, I want to see if I physically feel better. I want to see if I emotionally feel better. I want to give my goals a true chance at becoming a reality. Do I think I can do it?  Well, I'm not as confident as I'd like to be.

I need carbs. No, I really need carbs - without them I am a very difficult person to live around. So I know I'm going to have to seek out those healthy carbs. I've never done this before - totally given up processed food with works that I can't pronounce. This is definitely uncharted territory for me.

But here I go. I'm not going to post daily about it. I feel that would be overkill for most of you. But I will check in at least once more this week, and I'll check in next week to give you an update as to how I am doing.

Would anyone like to join me? It doesn't have to be this particular goal, but just a personal goal that you have? If so, I'd love the company.






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Comments

  1. I think this is a great idea. Eat whole foods is the way to go!

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  2. I feel ya on the joint pain. I've always been a pretty healthy eater--so I can't even blame my diet on the development of RA. I'm eating even better now--my breakfast is antiinflammatory smoothies. And yet, I flared...

    Keep me posted on what's going on with you.

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