Tuesday, January 21, 2014
7 days of prednisone....and I'm so crabby today I can barely stand myself. Weight loss has, as expected on steroids, completely stopped and in fact I regained 2 pounds even tho being pretty much on plan.
Today is allergy testing, and while I'm abjectly sure they will say I may now have water and toothpicks for the remainder of my life, I'm just going to be so glad to get off the prednisone I don't care.
Still not eating grains, overall not missing it. What I'm really missing is Dairy. Horrible mood says "oh, you're probably allergic to THAT too and you'll never get to have it again and...."
Yikes. This steroid stuff has brought my inner bitch right to surface. Blech. Keeping quiet mostly because I'm sort of afraid if I open my mouth....I might get myself into trouble.
blech. blech. and more blech. Here's to allergy testing day, getting OFF prednisone, and hopefully having some answers to this infernal constant itching....
Friday, January 10, 2014
I can honestly say, this is the longest I can remember sticking to a plan and not cheating. Seriously. While that's sad on one level, it's very motivating on many others.
Interesting things (to me at least) are:
With the removal of constant grazing, or popping candy into my mouth, or drinking sugar-laden coffee - I'm noticing what I think of as low blood sugar episodes. That sudden, I'm hungry and if I don't eat now my body might just fall over on me feeling. Not as bad as my partner's diabetic low blood sugar attacks where she breaks into a cold sweat and really WILL pass out, but a less intense version if I go more than 4 hours without eating, or eat too little at breakfast which seems to be the usual culprit.
See, I'm not a first thing in the morning eater. Prior to this, I wake up around 4:30, I'd have a couple cups of coffee, eat a small bite at my desk around 7 a.m., then a snack at 9:30, then a big lunch at 11 a.m. Now....I get up and force myself to down a couple of scrambled eggs to meet the "eat within 30 min of waking" rule set by my nutritionist friend. Wow, is it hard to eat that early for me! yet, I find if I don't add some veggies in there, it's not enough and by 8 a.m, I'm feeling my head start to spin.
All learning curve I guess. I can say, I miss cheese. Eggs without cheese? Sigh. I did have some bad chocolate cravings last night and I was GLAD I had removed it from the house! i don't know if I could have not eaten it last night if it was here!!
Thursday, January 09, 2014
2+ days sugar free. I have been hit with a virus, so have slept a good portion of the day away - keeping cravings to a minimum.
On track - even tho I feel like crap. go me! Kids brought home a pizza and I have to admit, I looked at the lone piece when I went in to fix myself something to eat. I thought about how I would have grabbed it and ate it without a thought 3 days ago. it smelled good, but not so good as staying on task.
That's sort of a first for me folks!
So...almost through with day 2. Paleo meatloaf (no oats that I usually put in and no brown sugar in the glaze), salad and a sweet potato half for dinner coming up. Now if I could just get rid of this virus....
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
I wonder how many Day 1's I've had?
I suspect it doesn't bear too much thinking about.
What I'm doing differently? I got a coach. A friend did a nutrition certification program at the local college and I thought, "hmm. I coach dancers who need accountability, someone to vent to or lean on, to help them reach their goals. Maybe I should take my own advice and find an accountability partner". My friend is kind, healthy, fit, and funny. So I did it.
To start with? A modified paleo approach basically - no white "food". No sugar, no grains, no dairy. She is allowing beans for the time being and - again for the time being - a cheat day.
That cheat day might be what's saving my bacon this morning. See, every morning I start my day with my drug. Sugar. I have 2-4 cups of lovely strong coffee with copious amounts of Coffeemate French Vanilla creamer.
In the past, I would not give it up. I had at least 2 cups of it every day because I couldn't give it up. Couldn't, wouldn't I dunno, but it wasn't happening.
Today is day one without it and I don't have a terrible attitude about it, either. What's making this difference? Well, one, I have my coach - someone who will be asking me how it's going. I want more to be able to say "I did it!" than I want the coffee creamer. (no, don't suggest switching to black or "sugar free" creamer - I don't like it black and I'm not doing artificial sweetners either). I also know that if on Sunday when I get up if I want it....I can have it.
An hour from now, I may tell you I want my *&%@##% coffee and I want it NOW". Right now? I'm doing it.
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