My N=1 experiment. 1. Cut way back on dairy, nightshades, grains, and sugar 2. take a flavorless shot of calories in the form of MCT or Extra Light Olive oil chased by a tsp of xylitol in a liter of water in the middle of a 2 hour flavorless time span twice a day 3. take a 1 hour nap or listen to meditation
Yesterday...well my WTF attitude kicked in. I just do not do well if I go for a few days staying on plan and the scale does not reward me. And mentally I do not feel comfortable not weighing at least most days, I have gone that route.
So yesterday I decided to go ahead and enter a cake contest that is this Saturday at the outdoor concert we are going to. I had originally decided not to put myself through making a new recipe and all the tasting that is involved in that. Anyway, it is a summer series and we have gone to all of them since it started. Well it is an anniversary for them and to celebrate they are doing the cake contest. It is sponsored by Jack Daniels. But yesterday with my bad attitude, I decided to go ahead and bake the cake. Is was a Lemon Honey Jack cake (i used Jack Daniels Honey Liqueur). Tasted great!!!!! but fell apart, so it was all in vain. I did do a lot of tasting, though not nearly as much as usual. My DH ate the layer that fell apart (I was making a dome for the Observatory where the concert is held and it collapsed), I froze the 2 I had planned to use for the base to use for when company comes. good news is I didn't make the frosting! That is my real downfall.
Anyway, I tracked it as best I could. I actually didn't really eat dinner, just a very small taste then decided I was still full from the cake tasting.
Result 260.2, up .2 could have been worse. Back on track this morning, my stomach felt like crap all night!
My optimism is actually back up! I had my little hissy fit and now I am back on it. Plus now that I have added the vitamin D back I feel confident my sleep issues may be coming to an end!
Fiber: 22 Net Carbs: 104
high carbs, high fat, high sugar is probably not a good combo. I suspect if the carbs are high but from fruits and veggies, that is probably a good thing for me. Again, I am really not trying to direct the macronutrients right now. Just playing with food combos that will keep me from binging/obsessing with food.
My Golden Rules:
1. Eat only when physically hungry
2. Eat only what I really want
3. Eat slowly, mindfully, consciously
4. Stop when I am no longer hungry
5. shots of tasteless oil in the middle of 2 hour flavorless time window
Thankfulness: WARNING.....TMI coming up.....Pharmaceuticals. Dh has ED, I had decided that yesterday was the day we were gonna talk about alternative methods of physical intimacy, had a list, the kids were gone. So he comes home, strips down, walks into the kitchen naked (we have always joked with the kids that when they are gone clothing would become optional in the house). So we laugh about it, I ask him if he wants me to take a photo and fuzz it to tease the kids with, we laugh some more. Then he says, you get naked and lets go lay down and chat. I am shocked and amazed. anyway, without the gory details, he took something that reversed the ED. So we did not have the conversation last night, but we had fun.