Forgive me, readers, for I have sinned with my fork.
I didn’t make the best food choices this weekend. As you could see from last week’s menus, I was great Thursday! I mean, three servings of cranberries and yams, but that was over the day, and they didn’t contain much–if any–sugar.
I was even decent Friday.
Fast forward to Saturday when I went for pizza toppings and two helpings of cherry crisp with Cool Whip (my homemade with our tree cherries, but still not gluten free), some peppermint toffee and cranberries, yams, and potato chip crumbs. Potatoes and gluten and sugar–oh my!
No, I’m not proud of me either. I gained 7 pounds in 36 hours due to the water weight alone from inflammation alone. Not fun. Needless to say, I took yesterday to eat only when hungry (naturally, my blood sugar told me it was hungry more often). Today I’m not feeling well and have a slight cold/virus coming on, so I’ll be taking some vitamins and resting.
I loved everything I ate, but I could see me snarfing down the rest of the pan of cherry crisp and whatnot, so I am really proud of myself! I am, however, looking forward to making healthy, delicious foods like Anne’s Pad Thai again this week and putting the temptations of Thanksgiving behind me–and honeys I have a big behind to put behind me.
Because I’m not feeling well (for realsies), I am skipping TOPS today and reading my best friend’s latest ebook to try and recuperate. I think I might have a virus coming on (it turns out that I do!)
Now on to how I’ve been doing with our Mid-Year Challenge… Be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled share my progress and thoughts, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). Be sure to subscribe for updates by adding your email right (in the sidebar) or through Feedburner in the title bar up top. You can also click the tab up top that says Mid-Year Resolution for regular updates.
I ate this:
Breakfast: Nothing. I feel a wee bit blargy.
Lunch: Taco Star
Dinner: Toppings from a pizza from a local pizza place we used to frequent more (before I decided to stop eating a lot of bread)
Exercise: Laundry. Today that’s enough. Trust me! lol
Notes: I am so back to behaving! My best friend and I are pledging to lose 10 pounds by Christmas!
What I learned:
I am writing this to reminding myself what happens when I have potatoes and gluten and overindulged in cheese from pizza toppings (I have an intolerance to both).
I spent all day yesterday dizzy, swollen, up 7 pounds, sniffly, moody, irrational, bloated, broke out, tired, preternaturally hungry (I’m never hungry), crave-y, crabby, hyper-aware, and stressed. I also think as a direct result, because my immune system was battling me poisoning my system, I managed to catch a slight virus (or I had it already and it decided to remind me it was there).
Of course, hormones (monthly) don’t help, but this was seriously exacerbated. I can’t imagine what I had to be like before I eradicated the foods I’m intolerant of. :^o
I wonder how many people live sick every day for their entire lives, never even aware they’re allergic and compromising their immune systems and wearing themselves down in the process.
Understanding the way I’ve felt the last 24 hours, and knowing that the endorphins from harm to my body made me feel “good” from the food allergies is sobering. Eating foods I’m allergic to is a physical/chemical sham that causes damage to the blood/brain barrier and to the gut. It’s a drug addiction, only the addiction is to the negative side effects of the chemicals causing the changes (namely nightshades and wheat).
Who needs that?
PS. It turns out I have a slight flu/virus, because my son has it. It’s hard to give someone second-hand gluten intolerance (ha!). Still, what I said I meant, and I know quite a few of those symptoms are definitely due to gluten and potatoes…