Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine

Girl, you have no faith in medicine
Oh, girl
You have no faith in medicine
Acetaminophen - you see the medicine
Oh, girl
Is there a way to find the cure for this implanted in a pill?
It’s just the name upon the bottle which determines if it will
Is the problem you're allergic to a well-familiar name?
Do you have a problem with this one if the results are the same?
-Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine (The White Stripes)

I'm pooped and resting for the rest of the week. Trying different things with the timing of my pills, but everyone knows I have no faith in medicine. So, when The White Stripes wrote that song, I think they were talking about me.


Today was my last official "slack day." I had a serious sit-down with the club coach last night, and the first words out of his mouth were: "You don't eat enough."

I almost turned around to see if there was another girl behind me. "I thought you were going to say I eat too MUCH."

"Nope. It's no wonder you gain weight when you train and you're grumpy all day and then you eat a cheeseburger and fries for lunch! You're not eating anything. Your body is hanging on to every pound it can hang onto."

I felt like smacking msyelf. As much as I know about nutrition, it never once dawned on me that I'm eating too little. I think this is because I was hungry all the time and not really eating the best kinds of food, so I automatically assumed that I was just eating too much of the wrong stuff. Not so - I was eating not enough of everything. Hector actually thought I had myself on a diet!!! So I have to try harder to hit my goal of approx. 2000 calories a day, and I'm not getting enough protein. No wonder I crave it nonstop.

Lemme tell ya, it's hard work eating a lot!!!! I forgot how to eat 5 times a day. It really made me realize how bad my eating habits have gotten - not in that I eat so much "bad" food but in that my amounts and intervals are not regular. I don't eat enough or frequently enough, so when I DO binge, I binge BIG TIME (like cheeseburgers and fries.) Of course, I feel so satisfied today that I don't care about a cheeseburger. That doesn't mean I won't wake up tomorrow and want a chicken biscuit, but tomorrow I have a 6:30am time trial and I doubt I'll wanna ruin that. Then I have a run on Sunday morning and another workout on Sunday at 2:30pm. And after that, it's back to training.

Here they are . . . my 2008 Goals:
-Don't look like an ass at Nationals (well now that's just common sense, i'n't it?!!)
-Lose 24 lbs.
-Gain 2mph on bike
-Lose 1 min/mile on the run
-Lose 20-30 sec on the swim

And the Club is trying to talk me into doing the Miami Man (Half Iron) in November, but that's purely dependent on my financial situation. I'm kinda thinking of doing this ride called the Horrible Hundred. We shall see.

But I have a feeling . . . this whole eating better thing is going to help with the medicine issues. Now I have to go find a metronome and a track where I can re-calibrate my footpod.

3 tidbits of wizdom:

Tea said...

funny...I was going to say the same thing.

But I didn't want you thinking I was going all Baby Mama on you.

CCP said...

It makes sense. I have the same problem with not eating enough then the binge bug hits. To try and avoid this, I log everything I eat, try to eat every 2-3 hours and keep a large bowl of fruit/veggies on my desk at work in addition to normally starting my day off with a smoothie (soy protein, 2 cups spinach - which you will not taste afer you add fruit - 2 bananas, 1-2 cups berries, and 1 cup juice with water to thin). This gives me a TON of much needed carbs and protein without any trash.

todd said...

So, I'm back to bloggering again....