Today was not so good, diet wise. My silly little boy would not take his noon nap until 5 pm and all my grand naptime schemes went out the window. I usually eat lunch and get dinner started while he naps. I kept thinking he was about to fall asleep, so I kept putting off lunch until, before I knew it, it was almost dinnertime. Not a good idea to skip lunch. Then of course, my dinner was not what I had hoped to prepare. I found some chicken sausages in the freezer and heated up two of those, then had another bowl of blueberries, this time with a sprinkling of puffed rice. That tasted better than I thought it would, no milk of any kind necessary, as long as you have a bunch of juicy blueberries. I'd planned to slow cook a beef brisket...maybe tomorrow.
The good thing is that I found some of Dr. D'Adamo's books that I'd misplaced. The BTD Encyclopedia and Cook Right. I'm so looking forward to studying them again.
I'm thinking herb garden again, too. I don't have much yard space, but I plan to make the most of it, maybe I'll set up a couple window boxes as well. I am NOT a green thumb, but I've been remembering to feed my fish often enough, so maybe I can remember to weed and water some herbs too.
Not as hungry today. That's convenient since I haven't had much time to cook or eat! Now I get to sleep. Tomorrow I'll figure out what to do with some free-range ground beef and the beef brisket.
Day Three (Friday night) - Carb Withdrawal
Today is the third day since I really decided to get serious about going back on the diet. For the last year I've been wheat free (and gluten free), but that's pretty much all I've done right. I've found so many substitutions that my carb consumption was out of control. Not to mention all the other junk I was taking in. You don't even want to know. Now I've cut out most carbs, all the avoid carbs, most cheese (still struggling with giving up feta), and all junk. I've added more vegetables and fruits, raw when possible, and added more quality protein. My joints are feeling better, and my muscles are starting to feel stronger. Soon I won't have so much trouble keeping up with my 1 year old.
My main frustration today is that I can't find my 4 Your Type books! I've moved a couple times in the last year and now I don't know where they are. I'll keep looking. The website is a great resource though. I've referred to TypeBase many times today to brush up, but really hope to find my BTD Encyclopedia. I have a few health conditions I want to attack on all fronts. My digestion has been giving me trouble, burping and heartburn. I can tell I'm detoxing some in the last couple days, but it started before that and is still continuing, though not as bad. I stocked up on sparkling mineral water and black cherry juice, they seem to be helping. I'm contemplating a gallbladder flush, once I get adjusted and detoxified a bit. I did one a few years ago with good results, even though I had no clue what was going on during the process. Figured out later that, yes, those were stones, and there were a great many of them. Everyone in my family has had their gallbladders removed (I'm the youngest). I don't have concrete symptoms of stones, but I suspect they're in there, and I don't want surgery - surgery: never had it, hopefully never will. I also want to make sure my h. pylori hasn't come back. I went through the antibiotic treatment for it, and don't really want that again as I became terribly photosensitive during and for some time after the treatment, so I'm going to take the DGL licorice and other supplements for that as well.
I've been going through carb withdrawal, the only real carbs I've been eating are fruit, bananas and sweet potatoes. I'm very hungry. I ate a whole big steak tonight that I only intended to eat half of, and 2 or 3 servings of blueberries, I couldn't even stop eating the raw carrots and broccoli. I feel a little more full now. I guess it's like when you start exercising and you get sore muscles for the first few days. It's not comfortable, but you know it must be working, so in a way, it's enjoyable. I'm just glad nobody else saw how much I ate. 'Didn't you just start your diet?'
This is it, and I promise it's working.