I don't even know if my dear Sparkfriends from FIVE years ago are still here, but if you are, hello and I MISS our interactions!
Why is it SO hard for me to find my spark again! I lost 63 pounds and kept it off for a good 18 months. I was walking 5 miles a day. But then one little choice at a time, I started developing "less-than-stellar" habits and I gained and lost and gained and lost. In my "losing" mode, I hadn't had sugar for 18 months. Then I made a wrong move! Decided to eat sugar on our 25th wedding anniversary and I gained 30 pounds in 6 months!
So here I am again after being told I have pre-diabetes, completely depleted in my vitamin B's and D's, and I'm so eaten up with candida that she had to put me on a 3 month anti-fungal. I guess it was the wake up call I needed. I've decided to do Whole30 for 30 days and if you're not familiar, it's very clean eating. No grains, no sugar [not even stevia and xylitol], no legumes, no dairy and absolutely nothing artificial or processed.
Today is day 4. Totally thankful for the increased energy already! In fact, I'm in awe of that factor!
I made homemade mayo last night. SO good! Then today I made a chicken and egg salad with celery and green onion and my homemade mayo and then wrapped in 3 red lettuce leaves. Side of cucumber, red onion and tomato salad with JUST apple cider vinegar and salt and it's really good without the sweetener and about 1/2 cup of mashed sweet potato.
For supper I took 1/2 of a larger zucchini and spiralized it.
Then I sautéed in a little coconut oil until just lightly cooked [still crunchy] and put my homemade spaghetti sauce in it.
[Spaghetti sauce: 1 can tomato paste with 2 cans of water, basil, parsley. Sautéed onion and garlic in coconut oil and added to sauce] Added ground beef and tossed it all together. Side cucumber salad and another helping of sweet potato.
I'm going to try and post more often as it will keep me accountable.