I’m trying to find ways to incorporate more eggs and less cheese into my diet. This morning, I fried up a bit of finely chopped daikon in ghee and soy sauce, then added the eggs. I scrambled them gently and topped them with lots of pepper, hot toasted sesame oil and a bit of chili – garlic sauce. I use regular rooster sauce instead of sriracha , which has no sugar. Verdict? Yummy and filling.
So, it’s the start of day 6. I have only lost 2.5 lbs, which is very disappointing. The two times I’ve done this before, I dropped 10 lbs in the first 3 days. Of course, I was walking and exercising then. I also wasn’t drinking a gallon of water each day like I am now. Plus, I’ve done no exercise due to my foot. I am not imagining that it is harder for me to lose weight right now. I suppose any weight loss is better than none, and I’m trying to find NSV to focus on.
Several non-weight related things I’ve noticed.. my hair doesn’t seem to be falling out as much as it was. I think my skin is looking better and I look less bloated. These are CRAPPY webcam pics in bad light, but they are taken at the same time of day, 6 days apart.
I know that it gets MUCH harder to lose weight as you get older. I am 41, but I have been in surgical menopause since the age of 23. I recently started taking herbal hormone supplements due to some severe and constant hot flashes. I’m not sure if the crazy hormone hell I’ve been in is contributing to the harder weight loss as well? Oh well, it doesn’t really matter. I’ve committed to doing the induction level of carb restriction for two weeks and I’m sticking to it.
I think I’m sleeping better. I am not experiencing headaches anymore like I was the first 3 days. My anxiety seems to be lessening as well, which I ALWAYS experience when I give up wheat.
I am getting sooo sick of what I’ve been eating. I don’t really have the motivation to create cool recipes or anything at all, since I really can’t eat many spices. I’m bored. I am waiting for my chocolate and vanilla protein powder to come, so I can at least have a variety of flavor in my protein shake/ice cream. It should be here tomorrow, along with some lemon stevia drops. I’m planning on making vanilla – lemon protein ice cream.. that should be good.