Anyway, let me get the food stuff out of the way first. Yesterday I made:
Rainbow roasted root vegetables (red and Chioggia beets, sweet potato, orange and white carrots)
(This made enough for two quarts of bone broth to use during the week, plus the lovely white tallow at the top of the jars to use in cooking).
AIP Blackberry blueberry cobbler for one (I made 1/4 of the recipe, so good topped with coconut cream!)
I also made watermelon-lime fruit juice gummies (grass fed gelatin is a recommended supplement on AIP), but they didn't turn out how I imagined. They have a texture of really firm Jell-o. I'll still eat them though.
Other stuff I ate this week:
Bacon, chicken breast, flat-iron steak, pork cube steak, liver (just a few bites), wild salmon
Buttercup squash, pattypan squash, onions, Romaine, beets, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, sweet potatoes, spinach, cucumbers
Cantaloupe, watermelon, apples, bananas, plums, peaches, berries
Olive oil, avocado oil, olives, avocados, coconut oil, coconut flakes, coconut milk
Black decaf tea, honey, Choffy, Trader Joe's mints, cocoa
That's it! Simple eating.
Activity for the week:
Biked 4 days (15, 20, 20, 30 minutes)
Swimming once (30 minutes)
Walking a lot at the fair and once for exercise (about 1.5 miles)
Feeling: great! Good energy, sleeping well, feeling well-fed.
Scale this morning said: 229 pounds. That's THREE pounds gone this week. Super excited about this. When I started AIP I did it solely for my health. I had had enough of fighting my body with diets and while I was on hiatus went full force into getting *well*, which meant a lot of things: doctor visits, a new elimination diet, eating stuff like liver and fermented foods and bone broths, getting better sleep, and taking the Synthroid my doctor prescribed. I put my weight on the back burner, stopped counting calories and carbs, and just zoned in on doing AIP 100% and treating my body correctly. And look, look! The weight is coming off better than it has in years! Can you believe it? Because I hardly can. I said it two weeks ago and I'll say it again: I feel like I am getting better results with *less* effort now, whereas for the past two years I was putting in WAY MORE effort (into weight loss) and getting basically nowhere. Well, I won't question it, I am just so thrilled things are going so well, and I'll keep working at AIP reintroductions and taking good care of my body.