Today I felt a lot better than I have in about 3 weeks. All of the symptoms of sinus infection are gone *except* for the fatigue and exhaustion. I did get out for a bit with my daughter and went to a craft store for free craft day, which was fun. We stopped at the coffeehouse on the way home and I got my Americano while she got a peach smoothie. It was a fun time but spending an hour on my feet meant I came home and was almost limping in pain for the rest of the evening. I start with a new physical therapist in a couple of days so hopefully things will start to improve soon.
When I am on antibiotics, my doctor likes me to eat yogurt regularly in addition to the probiotics I take, so I use either plain nonfat Greek yogurt as a protein source or Carbmaster flavored yogurt to sub for a Medifast meal. Today I had a Carbmaster cherry yogurt in place of one of my five Medifast meals. I also had some nuts as a snack. For dinner, I simmered the Thanksgiving turkey carcass with an onion, celery tops, garlic and herbs all day. When it was rich and fragrant, I strained and defatted the broth to have later. I took some of the broth, thickened it, and made a turkey pot pie for the kids by adding turkey chunks, cubed potatoes, carrots, celery, and peas. They really liked it. That's way too carby for me though, so I had scrambled Egg Beaters with low fat cheese, pork sausage, and mushrooms with a side of green beans. My stats turned out really good... very similar to my most recent pre-Medifast ratios but about 100 calories lower:
85 g carbs (28%)
75 g protein (25%)
63 g fat (47%)
This is higher fat than recommended by Medifast but the carbs and protein are spot on.
Scale still says 219 today but I am mid-cycle so hopefully I'll see a drop any day now.
**Sunday Edit: This morning the scale says 220 pounds. Is it the sodium from the 1/2 oz of salted nuts and the 2 oz of sausage? Is it swelling from being on my feet for an hour? I dunno. I weighed 222 last Sunday so that is a 2 pound loss for the week. The first time I did Medifast, I lost 6 pounds the first week. But I was already eating low carb/healthy this time around, so I should be happy with a two pound loss. It just feels like I am moving a mountain with a teaspoon.
*FTC-required disclosure: Medifast provided me with its products for my personal use for free.*
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