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Day 12 on my sugar-free diet and I’m really finding my energy coming back. Knock on wood, I haven’t felt this good in almost 2 years. Right before I got pregnant I was in the best shape of my life and my pregnancy was straight up awful and the hormones and craziness just didn’t stop after I gave birth. Anyhow, that’s another story. So much better moods, my skin is clearing up and I HAVE MORE ENERGY. I’m not naïve that I don’t think that sleeping more doesn’t also play into this.
So I’ve briefly mentioned my diet. I do not eat grains or legumes. ALL grains – wheat, rice, corn, (ok, I cheat now and then and have corn), oats, beans or peanuts. I used to eat loads of peanuts but I’m finding more and more that I have a nut and Peanut (a legume) allergy. I do eat seeds – pumpkin seeds, sesame seed, sunflowers seeds, etc. I eat meat, veggies, fruit (low sugar), dairy and fat. Yes, I consider fat a food group and I eat loads of it. Before you start thinking my cholesterol has to be out of control, my latest blood tests showed my cholesterol is normal. There’s a lot of misinformation about saturated fat that is now coming to light that shows it has gotten a bad rap.
Anyhow, I love my diet. I’d rather keep eating this way and not lose another pound than change my diet. I know that I need start tracking my food as I’ve managed to eat out too many times this week. Also several bags of sweet potato and corn chips have found their way into my cupboard.
Regarding exercise, I’ve managed to walk 5 days a week and just started doing body weight exercises from the site SimpleFit. Ok, I have tried to sign up for the forum so I can track my progress and I seriously can not figure out the spam question – Chicken, Fish or Fowl? I’ve put “food” and “Meat” and no go. I’m not sure if I’m having a Kelly moment or what. Anyhow, I started doing the body weight training exercises on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I’m sore but loving it and I can make funny faces at the Little while I’m doing it so he is entertained and I can finish.
Now let’s see if I can pull it all together and get to my goal by my birthday! If anyone wants to clue me in on the spam question for Simplefit, I would appreciate it!