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Keeping it Simple: Elimination Diet Day 22

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Observations:

I like eating clean and keeping it simple. The fat is melting away, and I'm not counting calories or measuring food. I eat when I'm hungry and only eat until I'm full. Not having sugar is huge. I still want bread, but it's not too bad. I've been having rice cakes (the only ingredients are brown rice and salt) with natural peanut butter (only ingredients again are salt and peanuts) with a drop of local honey....YUMMMY.

I'm getting into a groove where I know what I can eat and am not constantly looking at a recipe or my book to see if what I'm having is ok. I made dinner last night by using up the last of my fresh veggies and a package of organic ground turkey. I made a macaroni salad for the boys to go with it and they were happy! I tried to pass off the turnip as squash, but it didn't work, they said it was too bitter. Anyway we had my turkey concoction over romaine and they had a side of mac salad.

I went grocery shopping without a total plan (yes I can be a little OCD). I usually like to plan my meals including side dishes, but I just went through and bought some fresh veggies and meat that was on sale and I am confident I can make yummy dinners. My boys are loving the roasted veggies I've been making.

I added a little piece of organic dark chocolate to my breakfast smoothie. What a treat! Plus I like being able to add a hard boiled egg to keep me feeling full longer.

No body aches, some muscle soreness from exercise but that's ok! I haven't been sleeping well the past two nights. Now that I'm thinking of it, I woke up with a shooting pain in my lower abdomen last night. I was afraid I was going to pass a kidney stone (yes I still have one in there uggh).

My body feels so free, it is AWESOME! I realize now how much pain I was in just trying to sit up to get out of bed. Now I just pop right up. I get out of my chair at work without groaning. I walk Bailey without discomfort, and Yoga feels even better than ever. I guess I am actually enjoying living in this body more. The power of food is incredible. It used to own my thoughts in a negative way, now it feeds my soul in a very positive way. It has healed me to a point where I don't want to stop feeling this good, and that keeps me away from temptation.

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  • SWEETNEEY
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    1859 days ago
  • SEATTLESIMS
    That is great to hear how well your body is responding to this change up! I'll have to back to some of your earlier blogs..do you mention which clean diet you are following? Having guidelines helps so much!
    Good luck with the continued improvements!

    1859 days ago
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