Monday, June 23, 2014
This elimination diet is no joke. I am already beginning to feel a difference in my energy levels, which is very gratifying.
I hit our local farmer's market on Saturday and picked up a TREMENDOUS head of curly red-leaf lettuce which is enough for two giant salads. The first one is almost gone since the whole family loved it.
I actually packed my lunch today and made sure I had a huge portion of salad and a nice dish of roasted veggies and leftover quinoa from last night's dinner.
My "baby" graduated from High School on Saturday and the whole family went out to dinner beforehand: we went for Thai (SUCH A FAVORITE!) and I did very well sticking to my parameters and avoiding gluten/dairy/sugar. I was momentarily HUGELY tempted by fried ice cream since there were no dessert alternatives for those of us doing the sugar-free thing. For one second I thought "I'm not too far into this, I can just go for it and start over tomorrow" and then I thought "AND THAT'S THE KIND OF THINKING THAT KEEPS ME FROM EVER SUCCEEDING!!!!!!!!!! RIGHT NOW! THAT'S WHERE I HAVE TO MAKE THE BETTER CHOICES." so I toughed it out and suffered some mild envy but that was soon overwhelmed by the feeling of BADASSERY because I actually was JUST FINE.
Later we went to Peachwave (one of those serve-yourself-frozen yogurt joints with a bazillion toppings) and I ignored the yogurt and went right to the toppings: my bowl had berries and walnuts and that's it, and it was delicious and I didn't feel left out even though everybody else had frozen yogurt.
And yes, some people had ice cream *AND* frozen yogurt just hours later, but they are 18 and go running, so.......I can be jealous but I'm not going to judge them!
This morning I made the most amazing smoothie with my Juice Plus Vegan Gluten Free Protein Powder, Almond Butter, Coconut Milk, and Coconut Oil. I'm calling it ALMOND JOYOUS because it was delicious and I'm still pretty full hours later!
I can do this for 26 more days.