I’m writing this on Wednesday and I can hardly believe I’ve gotten through this period. It certainly helped having Laura along for the ride with me. (Thanks, Laura.) And thanks to Bob, because my eating patterns did impact him. He’s done it along with me, with a few exceptions. For most breakfasts he’s eaten toast, butter, and jelly along with his eggs and puts butter on his potatoes with suppers. He’s had wine, too. We’ve eaten out a whole lot less, too. We haven’t just gone anywhere. We’ve had to give thought to whether I could eat Whole 30 compliant.
Results are good, but somewhat skewed. For the last two weeks, Bob & I’ve been battling colds. Vestiges are still hanging around. 😦 I resisted meds as long as possible, but ultimately gave in. That meant ingesting “Sugar.” Every cough drop or cough medicine has sugar or some fructose thing in it. I reported last week a loss of 10 lbs. Well, that’s up to 13 now. I think I’d have made it to 15 if I hadn’t gotten sick. I want to celebrate the 13 lbs, but the way I was going at first, I really thought 15 was possible. (My poor little fat feet after the broken ankle!)
What’s next? Hopefully, continue eating healthy and losing weight.
Well, Wednesday night, Laura & I celebrated our achievement with a glass of wine at one of our restaurants where we can eat Whole 30 compliant. I’ve had their house Merlot many times before and enjoyed it. My glass was a bit disappointing. I didn’t even drink the whole thing. I’ve never left a glass with wine in it ever. Don’t know if my tasters have just changed or if the cold and medicine has done a number on the tasters. ??? Thursday and Friday, I’m back on Whole 30 for two days to see if I can determine anything negative from the wine. Hopefully, not.
(I had just had a mega coughing siege before this picture.)
Saturday, I add back in legumes with a slather of peanut butter on an apple, peas in my salad at lunch, and black beans with my otherwise Whole 30 compliant Mexican supper.
Then 2-Days Whole 30.
Tuesday, I add in non-glutten grains. I can’t wait to eat Gluten Free oatmeal for breakfast! So tired of eggs. I’ll sweeten with blueberries and add a few pecans. White rice with supper (though I prefer brown rice.)
Two days of Whole 30 compliant eating. (I’ll update you on the blog.)
Friday adds in dairy. I don’t eat a lot of diary. I use Almond milk on cereal, but I can add a bit of cheese to my salad and butter to my baked potato for supper. (I don’t think this means ice cream, which is my favorite way to eat dairy. 🙂 )
Saturday/Sunday is Whole 30, which may be a bit difficult since I’ll be on a church women’s retreat. Will need to take along some healthy snacks and my salad dressing.
Monday. Yea! I get to eat a whole grain cereal for breakfast. This is what I’ve missed the most!!! Two slices of bread for a sandwich, and a beer with supper. (I seldom drink beer—just too many calories.)
Tuesday & Wednesday are Whole 30 compliant eating. Then on Thursday, the process is complete, and I will have info to guide my eating and drinking for the rest of my life.
So, at this point, I’ve got two more weeks to work through the process. I’m eager to just get back to “regular eating,” but I’d be short circuiting what I’ve already done if I didn’t play this plan out all the way. I believe I will find “regular eating” will be not eating some things, maybe ever. Next week, I’ll post what I think a plan is I can live with.
Laura feels a whole bunch better on this eating plan. I can’t say that I do, but then I’ve had a dreadful cold for two weeks, so I’m really curious if I detect any change in feelings when I add back in certain foods for a period of time.
Thanks for going on this journey with me. (Not like you had a lot of choice. LOL)
Some of you have your own specific food issues, where if you eat something you feel really bad. I just gain weight and then I feel bad. LOL How have you handled it? Do you limit or eliminate the food?
If you’re in the area, please put on your calendar, Friday, February 9, 6:30 to 8:30 at Haltom City Public Library for a Night of Romance with local Texas authors, their books, and chocolate. Love to see you.