This week is going well so far. I've started using the My Fitness Pal app on my iPhone and it's pretty easy! I like it better than using my computer because I can just add things in when I am sitting in a waiting room or while I wait for my daughter at her dance school or during any free time. I noticed it subtracts off exercise calories, but I am just going by the calories eaten regardless of exercise or not. I've never been one to eat my exercise calories when I was logging; the exercise is just a bonus. Anyway, I ate between 1500-1600 calories/day the last two days, which is more than I'd planned because of my metabolic testing results. I have never tracked AND eaten from the AIP template, so this week will be interesting to see if I lose weight or not.
I reintroduced egg yolks successfully this week. So, my AIP template right now is AIP + seed spices + cocoa + grass fed ghee + egg yolks. I may try adding back whites this weekend. Today I thought I would try again with the coffee, but added a bit of coconut milk to see if it would not upset my stomach like it did when I tried to add it back before. Bad idea. Again I got an upset stomach, bad heartburn, and rumbling guts after drinking it. So I am sticking with tea now and not going to try coffee again for a long time... maybe never. Funny how after trying something I used to love, and having this kind of reaction to it, it loses its appeal. I don't think I will miss it... just like I don't miss hot dogs. I mean, hot dogs used to be one of my #1 binge foods... something I have eaten since I was old enough to have them (age one!) and something I have craved all my life. Yet after I ate that "natural, uncured" hot dog on my trip last summer and got a massive migraine, I have had *no desire* to eat a hot dog ever again. Ever!! I feel the same about coffee right now. Yuck!
I'm so glad to be feeling better and happier each day. Very thankful for how my life is going right now.
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