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!
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.
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