Sitting here reflecting over the last year and thinking on how fast 2019 has gone. Seems hard to believe that Christmas is just 8 days away. Thankful all my shopping is done - just need a few more things for Christmas day dinner.
Has been a bit of a rough few days. Saturday we attended our annual Church Christmas Dinner - the food was great and I was able to stay completely on plan so that was good. For desert they served a pumpkin dish - I did not have one - thankfully it was easy to say no as I am not a big lover of pumpkin but was told it tasted really good.
Then Sunday got up and went to church and about 1/2 through the service I started feeling not to well. Got home shortly after 12 noon and by 1 pm I was in the bathroom being terribly sick. I have never had it so bad. The bathroom trips were about every 1/2 hour and lasted till supper time - which of course I turned down. Slept then but not good. Got up Monday but pretty much stayed off solid food and slept quite a bit. Then Monday night my sweet husband took ill - he was in and out of the bathroom from 9:30 till about 2 am. Told hubby that I wouldn't be surprised is our daughter got it today - and I was right. She started the vomiting around lunch time and went right on through supper. So our house feels and am sure smells like a sick house. I have all the diffusers going and both 'patients' are now in bed sleeping - hopefully for the night. And I will be doing the same thing shortly.
Today is my weigh in day. So I am now in my 2nd month, week 6 and day 43 of having no sugar and no flour - and still doing well. November 5 2019 I started this journey at 271.4 and as of today December 17 I weighed in at 249.6 giving me a loss of 21.8 pounds in that time frame. I have never had this success before and honestly it feels good.
My hubby is really helping me stay true to having no sugar / no flour. When it was getting close for supper tonight both my daughter and husband didn't want to eat - which I expected but I was hungry - he said that though he was 'tired' he needed to go to the store and get milk and yogurt. So I mentioned to him that because it was only going to be me eating why doesn't he stop at A&W (hamburger restaurant) and bring me home one with fries. He looked at me funny and said 'you really want that flour into your body' and my response was 'no but neither of really feels like cooking. So off he went to the store (and I thought to get a hamburger for me) and when he came home, yes he had a hamburger - a package of 30 premade hamburger patties - he looked at me then and said 'I am not going to let you have flour - I am making you a hamburger patty with 4 oz of potatoes - and you can have a tomato for your vegetable and mustard for the hamburger rather than ketchup. Don't have the best husband ever thinking of me and my health. And I must say it did taste better without the bun and all the 'sauce' that is full of sugar on it. So I am still on plan - and when I think about it if hubby had brought home the burger I am sure I would have thrown out the bun because when I think of eating one now the thought of a bun just doesn't seem appetizing any more. Strange how that happens.
My Scripture verse for today is
Psalm 62:8 (ESV)
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.
3 things I am grateful for today are
(1) grateful that though I have had a touch of the flu I have been able to stay on plan even while sick
(2) grateful that my sweet husband would not allow me to have a bun with my hamburger today
(3) grateful that the roads are not as bad as they could be with the little snow we got during last night.
My streaks are as follows
87 days of logging onto Sparkpeople
87 days of logging all food and water
87 days of reading the Bible with my husband
Month 2 / Week 6 / Day 43 of having no sugar / no flour = and loving it.