And lo! I had gone 30 days without* any sweeteners, dairy, grains, etc. In February.
I then completely fell off the wagon and into a world of apathy for all of March until today (3/25).
I was so excited for the weigh in after the 30 days was up. I lost just six pounds. But I felt so.. much better. And lost several inches. But only.. six pounds. I became overly focused on the weight loss, instead of all the other benefits, and got a bit down. So 156 to 150 (I am 5’10”, by the way).The first few days after were fairly innocuous. Added back in some cream and stevia.. and then boom.
I can’t remember what happened, but it became a free for all.
Part of me suspects I got tired of having to hand wash all the damn dishes, since I don’t have a dishwasher.
The other part has no excuse what so ever.
Every night, take out. Thai. Pizza. More Thai. I am ashamed of the way I have eaten the past few weeks. I won’t even go near the scale right now.
And what happened after I started oinking out, aside from obvious weight gain?
My skin broke out.
My back pain came back.
Apathy set in and the house became a sty.
I stopped working out.
My memory loss started to get worse (related to my thyroidectomy)
So today, I am back on the wagon. Cleaned the house, made dinner, bought food stuff and prepared a few nights (made a big batch of carnitas!) worth of healthy meals to keep on track.
I have two awesome cookbook giveaways coming up – Against All Grain and CaveGirl Cuisine – Eating Paleo One Bone at a Time (how cute is that?) and commit to creating new creative, fun, easy low carb recipes for ya’ll.
*A few minor incidents occurred where I didn’t realize there was butter or sweetener involved.