250-499 SparkPoints 449

Day 7

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Another day in paradise. This is becoming more of a routine and easier to handle. A shipment of Walden Farms products arrived at my house last night. I will tell you that when your taste buds have not had a real food item, something like a 0 cal-0 sugar-0 fat marshmallow dip tastes pretty good, even if it is a fingertip’s worth. Of course my kids didn’t really like it. Why would they? Their mouths are used to processed foods. I am not sure how I will incorporate these items into my daily life in phase 1. It may have to wait for now. Good news I suppose.

I am still trying to grasp why protein and bone went down and body fat went up. My coach cannot explain the fat increase to me. She did mention that the “protein” measured in their biometric scale could include water stored in the muscles. I am not trying not to concern myself with it. It is a proven protocol, doctor certified and approved. It’s like driving a car…why find a different way to start the car if the key works just fine?

I am having to more conscious about my blood sugar. Before, when it was elevated, I never really worried about hypoglycemia. Now, I need to think about it. I will start to bring my glucometer to work just in case. I also need a “rescue” food which my coach indicated could be one of the bars. I also have avoided any restricted foods. Those are foods that you can have once per week. Why, though, would I want to have something that has a day’s worth of carbohydrates in it? I suppose other people may need to satisfy a vice with something sweet. For me, I will fight those urges with the knowledge that I am getting healthier with every passing day on this protocol. That is motivation enough for me.
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