NoneOtherThanAmy Posted July 7, 2017 Author Share Posted July 7, 2017 @Susabella627 Thanks! This does feel much different than the last few times I've tried a diet. There is still some guilt and shame when I screw up, but this time I thought, "I wonder if I can learn anything from what happened?" and that helped put the screw ups into perspective. Have a great time with your family! I wish I could have traveled for 4th of July again this year. Last year I got to go back home and spend some vacation time at my aunt and uncle's lake house with no internet access. It was so relaxing. This year with the conference and moving so close together, traveling just didn't work out. I hope you get some good relaxation and some quality family time while you are out there. @emilyelowe Wow! 50 days of food in 2 days of prep? I bow to your planning abilities! I have enough made up for a few days, but I'm hoping to still cook more tonight. I'm not sure when my roommate is planning to pack up her kitchen stuff, but I think a lot of the big furniture items are going out this weekend. I do have some kitchen stuff in storage though if she needs all hers before I'm done. I'm glad my post was useful to you. I always hesitate to post about my screw-ups or less-healthy choices, but I feel so supported here that I am able to share my less-than-perfect self with you ladies. I hope you're feeling better from the weekend, Emily! I know it's different for everyone, but the first day of my period I often get so tired that I wish I could just sleep all day long. I hope your energy returns quickly. Eat a few sweet potatoes, perhaps? I completely understand your feelings about your Europe trip. I was panicking about going to Montreal and I think it would have been hard to navigate if I needed to stick to the strict template. Since gluten isn't an issue for me, I found I was able to navigate pretty well and eat good food while keeping to things that didn't make me feel terrible. I even ate about one dessert a day and was OK. It wasn't until I got back and ordered the deep-fried sugar-coated Chinese food and bought the never-ending package of lemon squares that I got into real trouble. You've got plenty of time to practice and to find out which things make you feel REALLY crappy and which things can be worth it. Have you tried reintroducing gluten on its own yet? I can't remember, but it seems like gluten has generally been combined with dairy for you. I've found I can handle little bits of dairy, like butter on my bread, but no cheese at all. Maybe there are some forms of dairy you'd be able to experience and some you can't handle. Maybe gluten on its own as buns or bread would be fine, but in combination with dairy it would be a no-go. The more you can find out about the individual items as well as the combinations, the easier it will be to find things that will work and to avoid the things that will not. I've been back to whole30 eating for 2 full days now. Sugar cravings are low and GI issues are slowly dissipating. But, I'm debating trying a donut from a local place this weekend. I've been loving living in this area because my apartment complex is right next to a very pedestrian-friendly area. It's one of those communities where there are a bunch of condos and apartments plus shops, grocery stores, and restaurants. It's such a cute and fun little area, but I'll be leaving it in a week. :sob: I feel like I should take full advantage of living here for another week and so this weekend I should go out for a nice walk and end with a totally-worth-it-made-fresh donut. I've been meaning to try those donuts for a long time, but just haven't done it yet. On the other hand, I need to get some moving things done this weekend a donut will not help with that. Sigh. Decisions. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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