Saturday, April 16, 2016


While it has been nice to have so many babysitters so that I can go jogging, the disadvantage of being at my parents' house means food temptations everywhere. My family doesn't eat very healthy, and my diet has changed a lot since I moved out. They have been having a hard time figuring out what to serve me now that I don't eat red meat or pork, and there are hardly any vegetables in the house. I've been drinking more soda than usual (although at least it is the kind with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup). One day my mom served salad, and it just consisted of an iceberg lettuce/red cabbage/shredded carrot bagged salad mix. I ended up having walnuts and cheese on it too. On another day, I made my own dressing out of olive oil, orange juice, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, rather than eat the salad dressing that contained propylene glycol. Plus, there's all kinds of junk food like Pop-tarts and cookies. We also had birthday cake and ice cream for my brother's birthday on Wednesday. I am trying to be a good, gracious guest and don't want to come off as unappreciative, though. At least my mom said they have been eating healthier since I have been here.

Meanwhile, week 4 of Couch-to-5K continues. I've been trying to get my sister to join me. I thought she had given up running until she was telling me about her knee hurting from jogging 5 miles on the treadmill. I didn't realize she ran more than 5 minutes! Apparently, she just started running again two weeks ago. Sigh. No wonder her knee hurts. 5K is 3 miles, and the Couch-to-5K plan gives you 9 weeks to work up to that. I didn't want to sound like a know-it-all, but I've had tendonitis in the knee in the past from doing too much too soon. Trying to do it right this time, even if it means I can only run 5 minutes at a time for now.

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