Let’s see, we are almost half way through this thing and Austin and I are finding that we’re not as hungry. We want food it just seems to get redundant when we’ve reached this point. It’s very limited and frustrating. I’ll expound more on that but here’s my food for the week:
Wed: NOT hungry at all
Breakfast: Kale in Bacon drippings
Lunch: just a tin of oysters with olive oil
Dinner: eggs and some coconut butter
Breakfast: Eggs and bacon
Lunch: Salad and seafood
Dinner: baked pork and some mixed veggies
Friday: Another not too hungry day and (TMI, first day of cycle)
Breakfast: Eggs (no bacon!)
Lunch: Just oysters again (boring but yummy and oh so quick on a lunch break)
Dinner: Pork chops cooked in bacon drippings.
Snacks: Savi seeds and cashew butter
Dessert: strawberries and coconut milk (The good kind NATURAL VALUE)
SATURDAY: We do a dinner Detective Murder mystery in the evening and we work in the morning so food is really messed up on these days. I tend to eat very little when I work and work goes until around 11 pm.
Breakfast: Eggs and bacon
Lunch: ground beef and onions grilled
Dinner: Chicken and eggs and cashew butter for some extra fat and sugar balance
Sunday: FINALLY A DAY OFF!!
Breakfast out! : Poached eggs and bacon with mixed sauteed veggies and guac!
Back to more of the philosophical issues Austin and I are dealing with.
While we were out walking today we discussed about how we don’t CRAVE foods anymore but we are terribly frustrated with the redundancy of foods. It’s so cold that it makes getting salads and greens in difficult with our schedule. We do it, we’re not complaining here, just talking about the challenges that we face.
It’s a mental cleanse more than a physical cleanse in some ways. You are forced (by choice) to limit the foods you eat. In this modern world it’s hard being gluten-free but to limit it further by grains, butter, cheese etc. it’s kind of a mind fuck. I like the way I feel and I noticed small changes everyday. I admire the strength in by myself and my husband for taking this challenge so seriously! Still, every day seems to be a cost/benefit analysis. If I eat this, what will it do to me? If I choose not to eat this, will I be doing myself a favor?
On the good side, my workouts are becoming more intense and productive. I am feeling stronger and the funny looks at the gym crack me up. I’m glad I don’t have any problem doing quick workouts that look ridiculous. I love intensity in life and passion and this has brought about a chance to look at what my true passion is.
I work in the health food industry and I am happy doing what I do. I love helping people who are ready to make a change and I love educating so I am looking on making a change in that direction. That’s all I have for now. But all-in-all I’ve enjoyed the opportunity this challenge has given me. Also, I’m soooo ready for some stevia in my coffee in three weeks!!!