Tonight I served my family a ham. I knew I wouldn't be eating it due because: nitrates. However, I thought I'd read the label for interest sake, and sure enough, in addition to the meat, there was salt, water and sugar! EWWWWWW!
For lunch today, 13 of us went out for Chinese food for my son's birthday. I looked at the menu online beforehand, and knew there wasn't a thing that I could safely eat, unless I made a special request for steamed vegetables with absolutely nothing on them but water. I decided that rather than do that, I would smuggle in a cooked chicken breast and a bag of baby carrots. The first course was lettuce wraps. I grabbed 2 big pieces of iceberg lettuce and broke up my chicken in them. As everyone was lifting their lettuce wraps up to eat, so did I! It was so great! I took a picture but haven't taken the time to get it onto imgur yet. I may add it later. Anyways, I helped keep the plates moving around on the glass lazy Susan in the middle of the big round table, and drank my water and lots of the green tea. I kept nibbling on carrots and left a chunk of lettuce on my plate to indicate to the wait staff that I was still eating. It totally worked! So happy with myself!
Tonight, my cool 17 year old son (haha, I'm so biased) who has done a lot of reading on health, weight training, running and so on, suggested I do a Whole90 and that I'd be "ripped" by the end of that if I were a guy. He makes me laugh! Anyways, tomorrow, I'm going to tape down a post it note over the 30 on the cover of my book, and write a 90 on it instead. There's no reason why I shouldn't/couldn't just keep going, right? Like I'm not missing any vital nutrients or anything? I was thinking I would have one day at the end of each whole 30 to have a few things, maybe a piece of bread with some honey, a bowl of yogurt. I don't know what else, but it might help me get right on track the next day (and feel like crap). Any thoughts on a Whole90? (reminder: I have 70+ lbs to lose).
Has anyone ever noticed that their teeth feel better? Tonight, I can't stop running my tongue over my front teeth. They are sooooo smooth. They only ever feel this good the day of a dental cleaning, and I feel like I have pretty good hygiene (at least, they always tell me I do when I go to the dentist). I can't believe that more unique and wonderful side effects of Whole 30 are revealing themselves in my body! Fascinating!
I had a great thought about the dress dilemma I mentioned upthread. I can wear one of the dresses from 6-7 years ago that is still very lovely (classic styles, colours) but no longer fits me. Hope this isn't a pipe dream! I can't even imagine being able to wear one of those beautiful dresses again!
I was realizing that if I lose 15 lb per whole 30, I would be 45 lbs down by New Years! That would be amazing to me! I can't wait till the first time in my real life, someone notices my weight loss. It will be a while, I'm sure, but that will be a happy day for me! I haven't really told anyone except my immediate family and the girlfriends and boyfriends of the older kids (adults). They are all 100% supportive. I"m so very blessed! Tonight I thanked my husband for how much he is supporting me in this, and how I feel like he is proud of me:-)
One last random thought (and thanks for listening, to all who made it this far): I was desperate to weigh myself today. My daughter is hiding the scale from me, because she knows I'm a scale addict. I weighed myself one week in and now today was 2 weeks in (from first start date). It was really neat what she said to me; that I wouldn't change anything about the way I'm eating if the scale wasn't where I was hoping it would be. I guess it could be really motivating to see another big loss, but it could also be really discouraging if my weight hit a plateau this week. So I'm now a recovering scale addict, too! She is soooo bang on. I need to trust the program and trust the results I'm already seeing.
Have a great day, everyone!
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