@alcazn @RabbitFood oh, yeah, potatoes. I have ended up remembering many years ago giving them up and reintroducing them and bloating and pain and.... OH NO! And now that I know they are nightshade family, they have been on my 'don't' list for three years. I have not used potatoes these two weeks. About the sweet potatoes - totally different food family, so I want to say, was there another food there you hadn't had for a while... I am also realising that broccoli gives me bad gas, like it did when I was preggers. But cauliflower doesn't... I want to avoid broccoli again for several days or a week and see if it happens again, and maybe cook it longer.
@Leekeetria as above :-) and to you and @Jenny85 the scale.... @alcazn the scale... I actually have a daily app reminder in my phone and weighing in was on my daily checklist. I wanted to remove it, but decided to USE IT to resist the urge. The urge was there again this morning, and sure enough, the Daily 30 talked about it again. The scale is NOT my friend... how am I seeing that my body is changing... THAT's my "weigh-in" Think I'll try that. I am seeing/feeling my love-handles getting smaller. And my skin IS better.
I will weigh myself Day 31. What if I just chose another 30 day challenge and a "reward" is weighing in at the end if I succeed. Really? One day I will feel like the number doesn't matter? Who took that, tricked me, made it important?!? maybe some journalling about that will open an old emotional door... that I now need to lock and toss/lose the key to...
Half way there!! - Failure is not an option!! Thanks for that @Leekeetria, and borrow away.. we all need each other's encouragements. It is a real help this morning to be in here. And thank you for the sympathy. Here's a really weird connection -- in 2014, my gym did a sugar-free challenge, using Robert Lustig's great work to motivate us. We started 2/1, 50+ of us went a week, 20+ went a second week, 7 of us challenged ourselves to go till Easter, and my Dad died 2/23... I didn't falter and wasn't tempted. I know that is helping me as here we are, my husband doing this for the first time in his life, and I remembered this morning about 2014. I haven't told/asked him yet, if he remembers.