Four Months and Fourteen Pounds

Four months and 14-17 pounds later…I am still on the GAPS diet.  Most Monday weigh ins are at 136 but one Monday I weighed in at 133 and I have had the occasional 134 and 135. I would say that I am leveling out to my weight from diet only. I haven’t been to a yoga class since last fall and with the exception of  mowing my grass, I’m not getting any exercise.

Do I feel better? Yes…I really do. I rarely feel bloated, my skin is clearer….unless I eat too much cheese and those are allergy bumps not acne. I am in need of more variety. One day last week I had cheese cheeks because I was hungry while making dinner. Do you have any idea how hard it is to not be able to open a bag of chips or a box of crackers for a light snack??? Trust me…it’s no fun!

Yesterday I ventured a little out of my norm to try something new. It’s pricey so I only bought a little of each.

I don’t need bread so a perfect snack for me is to roll up a piece of salame and mozzarella and eat it as it. I did that yesterday while I was food prepping my breakfast and lunch for today and tomorrow. I felt a little bloated but I had no bumps on my cheeks this morning so I will take that as a win. Tonight I rolled up a piece of turkey inside a piece of the swiss. I didn’t like this one as much so I only had one. I am not going to risk a reaction for something that doesn’t taste fabulous. The Girl likes swiss cheese so she can finish the rest of that quarter pound. I also bought their pepperoni, I haven’t tried it yet because I am trying to do one new thing a day. I think my idea of a charcuterie board for my Girl’s Night Out is looking up!

While I was taking these pictures another customer made a comment. There were only four of us in the store at the time. He said something like “oh..are you going to take those pictures home and frame them up?” I looked at him and calmly said “no…I am having food reactions and I am trying to keep track of what works and what doesn’t.” It didn’t even occur to me that he was being a dick until I was back in my car driving. I’m so gullible, I gave a serious answer to a smart ass question. I swear I will never learn.

Next week is the party for my Italian class so tonight was our last night of learning. With the weather getting nicer and outdoor chores to do..it was time. I’ll be back in the Fall to learn again…

Speaking of weather getting nicer…although we haven’t had many days that have been nice the five we have had have been great! When I let the dog out yesterday, I noticed that my neighbors are getting their pool ready to go…Every day in the next seven has temperatures ranging in the upper fifties to lower sixties. It will be a while before it will be nice enough to relax in the pool.

It’s definitely something to look forward to…..Zia

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About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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