Wednesday, July 09, 2014
I hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July weekend!
The husband and I traveled to New Hampshire from Virginia for a wedding and holiday weekend celebrations with our friends. We both had a great time, but it was definitely a struggle for our respective diets. We're still trying to do the Green Faces diet which is basically a simple low carb diet. He had a much easier time of it because he ate a ton of grilled meats throughout the weekend, but I was restricted because of my Alpha-Gal allergy (mammal meat allergy).
To avoid cross contamination reactions I decided to just avoid grilled meats all together and that left me with little options for food. Not only did I go most of the weekend meat free, but the sides were typical cookout sides such as various "salads" (pasta salad, macaroni salad, potato salad, etc.) We also both drank a bit. He drank considerably more than I did, but it just adds to my long list of things I ate "off plan". Of course there were a few sweets too like wedding cake and snacks, but I didn't do too bad in that department. Overall I ate poorly, but never stuffed myself full of "bad" foods.
When I came back I was up a considerable amount of weight, but I didn't let that discourage me. I got back on track and drank LOTS of water. Today, I'm back to my low weight since I've been back here and I attribute that to the water.
Thank you water; you're my hero!