Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Day 3 - A Clearer Mind

I was so Thankful this morning to wake up with the Monsterbitchin' headache gone.  Well, not entirely gone, but definitely much less than yesterday.   My weight dropped a couple pounds, and I feel less bloaty. There's the one pound that is hard to get past.  I've been hovering +/- 3 pounds about it for a while, but couldn't get past it.  Today, I passed it by!  Progress!

But I'm still hungry.  I want to eat all of the things.   I had to go to Trader Joe's. There are a few suggested snacks on the List, and I thought I'd pick some up.  I got celery, raw almonds, raw almond butter, and almond milk.  All this week, I've been drinking the Balance Complete with water.  Ugh.  By today, it's starting to grate on my nerves, and taste like swill.  I needed to mix it up.

And I didn't even wait until I got home before breaking into the almonds.  Sam took one, and I took a handful, and they were the Best Almonds I'd ever had in my life.  A little boring on the outside, but the inside was sweet.  Sam said they were almost like pistachios.  But with no salt.  Yeah, that's the idea.  Not much salt.  r

I snacked today.  I am feeling better.  My bowels are working, a little lose, but working. The monsterbitchin' headache was almost gone, but I'm Hungry.  I want to eat everything.  I didn't measure my water intake today, because we were on the road and busy.   But I did have to refill all my cups a couple times.   The hardest was dinner tonight.  Coming home to the boys having a great dinner, while I drink my shake was just... ugh. I'm tired of watching the kids eat good stuff, like the Spanish Flank Steak Eric grilled up for them tonight.  I'm having the leftovers Saturday, I call dibs.

I did show extreme willpower today.  I took Sam through the Arby's Drive Thru, on our way to see Miss Lisa, and he got roast beast, and my car smelled so good.  I got nothing.  I drank more water.  Go Me.

We went to Trader Joe's and I fumbled a bit.  They had the sample guy, and one of their samples was a miso soup. I remembered seeing that as a thing for Friday, miso soup, so I took a Sample. I thought Sam would help me.  Nope.  I took a sip.  It was the most amazing miso soup I'd ever had.  It was bliss.  Best Broth ever.  Well, maybe not ever.  That broth after my c-section was pretty awesome.   Still, this was really good.  I totally bought a box of it. 

When Eric got home, I broke out the celery and almond butter.  He didn't want to try, but the kids did.  They didn't like it as much as regular peanut butter, but I did.  I thought it worked fine for me.  I wonder what else I can do with raw almond butter.   I may have to play around with it.

Those were my only flubs.  Not too shabby.  Still craving pickles, but not going to have them.  I've made it this far, I can keep it up.  But I'm developing my weekend list.  I don't want to go whole hog on eating all the sugar, so pickles and flank steak top this weekend's wish list.

Oh, and I bought unsweetened vanilla almond milk at TJs.  I added it to the dregs of my lunch shake when we got home.  It wasn't bad.  In the shakes, with the Balance Complete, I can say it's better than adding water.  It's creamier, and gives some bulk to it.  The water was tasting like complete swill.

But I'm feeling better, not as bloaty.  I still have back pain.  So it doesn't solve all my problems.  But my mind is beginning to clear.  I think I'm breaking the sugar addiction.  Except that I just want to eat all the things.  That doesn't mean I will.  I mean, I passed up an Arby's Andes Mint Milkshake.  Eric passed on free muffins, and a free lunch of chicken alfredo.  We have Willpower!

We're also over halfway there now!  Woohoo!

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