261.8, that is 2.2 pounds since yesterday, the scale is a very strange machine. Now in the past 2 days I have ended up adding 2 more 12oz mugs of tea, but my food is essentially the same.
Well, no not really. I stopped the yogurt and cottage cheese and splenda and salt. I added 2 eggs to breakfast and went back to my salmon lunch. Now this morning I have added back 2T of cocoa to my mocha, I think because it is a good source of iron? I can't remember why I added it before. But I had added the last of a tin of it to my protein powder, now I am being deliberate in how much I am adding.
Last night for dinner I made a beef stew, I just added veggies to the beef (once it had browned) no starches though. Then I cooked it until the veggies became the broth. You could not recognize them, and the cauliflower looked like I had added rice. HeeHee, I am so sneaky. Now DS wouldn't touch it, but he never eats stew so no surprise there. But DH loved it and did not go looking for starch afterward. He found a piece of paper I have to remind myself what is primal and what is not. And so for dinner most nights he eats a very small portion of protein, a decent sized portion of the veggies and then after dinner he goes back into the cupboard and pulls out the last of the Oat Squares cereal his nutritionist suggested so he could lower his cholesterol and munches on that in front of the tv.
DH went to a "world renowned" cardiologist who is trying to lower dh's cholesterol with diet (no matter that we followed "his diet" by being vegetarian for the past 5 to 7 years and it is what got us here) and of course statins. So the other day when I warned DH that since I was in TTOM we would be having beef every night for dinner he said "you are going to make my cholesterol go up" to which I replied "you know darn well that your liver makes cholesterol and eating lean beef is not going to affect it". He actually does know this. He is conflicted and confused. He hates taking the statins, but his genetics point to heart disease and his "world renowned" doctor has made recommendations he feels compelled to follow. He really does have a better diet by any standard than 95% of the population, very little junk and lots of fresh veggies and lean protein sources. He also exercises 5 to 6 days a week and has for as long as I have known him. I gave him an article to take the next time he goes so that he can talk to the doc about VLDL vs. LDL and the fact that statins seems to lower HDL which they want to get and keep high. AHHH, I just do what I can.
Well, today after work I go and volunteer at the high school. I work on the bulletin boards, and I am working to add one to acknowledge Scholar Athletes. On the rest throughout the school I emphasize college information. Local college sports as well as college visits to campus and other things that the various colleges send to us. I had planned to go over once a month on my day off, but as it turns out, I don't like giving up my day off! So now I decided to go once a week for an hour or so on Friday afternoons.
I also have to go to Trader Joes, which I actually enjoy.
then I get to come home for lunch.