Saturday, July 02, 2016
Day Eight- Feeling Better
I woke up feeling much better. The steamed brown rice and broccoli calmed everything down. I slept well. Today I am testing: Bread. Specifically, plain old sliced white bread. The plain white that I like best (and why not test the bread I like?) is called English Toasting Bread at my grocery. It's sold in the bakery section. I had the heel of the half loaf I purchased, toasted and covered in butter. Butter is good.
The weight I gained overnight between day 6 and 7 disappeared this morning along with an additional pound. So, for the 7 days of the diet (including one weigh gain from reaction) is 5.5 pounds. Not bad. What I like the best is that my ankles (cankles) aren't as swollen. And my fingers don't feel "tight". It's only 5.5 pounds but my clothing fits so differently and I feel so different--light. And added to the 20 pounds I have struggled to lose over the one hundred and 20 days I was eating between 1200 and 1800 calories a day--well, it feels good.
We have Blueberries up top because I caved at the grocery this morning and purchased New Jersey berries which are on sale this week. These berries are nothing like Maine berries, but, well, shoot me, I love the NJ ones. Big fat and so juicy and delicious. I am going back to buy many more cartons of them. It will be a few weeks until my berries are ready--the bushes are full. So it will be a good harvest.
On the diet plan I am supposed to be eating a cup of blueberries every morning. I haven't been. Because I didn't think I would like eating them. I know. My thinking defies logic. I must have been thinking about fruits I enjoy eating on my daily (in the past) yogurt. Never to extremely seldom did I add blueberries to my yogurt bowl. Peaches, raspberries, cherries, grapefruit, mango, pineapple--yes. Even rhubarb. Blueberries--not so much.
I did some internet investigation, and eating as much whole flax seed as I am eating can also cause indigestion. This morning I found my bowl of flax less "delicious" which is also the way the body lets you know it doesn't like something you are eating. Which is why I am testing toast today. Change up the breakfast choices. I would consider oatmeal but oatmeal is extremely reactive. And I don't even want to know how bad the Bran Flakes might be for me. Soy milk is in the 90% range.
I was just eating so many potential food triggers. No wonder I could never lose any weight.