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The day wasn’t awful, but I was dragging through it again. That’s starting to get old. Being home with a three year old and having a traditional foods, grain-free kitchen does not leave much time for rest. These are the days I wistfully thing of slugging away at my desk, crunching numbers while I chug coffee and tea and nosh on sweets. A sugar and caffeine buzz would definitely give me the kick in the butt I need to feel perky again. All day I felt depleted, tired, and in need of a rest from everything I’ve been doing lately. The hubs was out of town again overnight for work so there was no help there. I decided to spend the evening chilling in front of the tv, and it turned into an indulgent evening of ordering pizza. The good thing? Everything tasted bland and wrong. There is a definite shift going on with my taste preferences. Time for a taste memory adjustment. 🙂 I wanted baked goods yesterday but was craving my own clean cookies yesterday more than the GFCF sugar cookies that we have leftover in the pantry. That would be uber great if I could have grains. Coconut and nut flours are legal on GAPS but not Katie allergy friendly so a no go unless I bake and eat them late at night. Frustrating. I notice that my need for something illegal overwhelms me about once a week. It brought me to the idea of a cheat day that many choose as part of their healthy food lifestyle. Why do we need those days for foods that make us feel unwell and aren’t good for us? It it due to a simple imbalance in nutrients, enzymes, or the like? It can’t be straight calories, since I’ve tracked my calorie intake before. I’m going to have to start looking into what supplements I can trial to see if it makes a difference. Money is too tight right now for me to join Katie in her nutrition testing. On a side note, I’m about to start looking into ways to whittle down my food budget. I’ll try to blog about it for anyone who’s having the same struggles. It’s more than many people’s mortgage payment, and I could use some of that money back!

Workout: none

Eats: (all organic but sea salt and elderberry & tart cherry syrups used to make juice)
apple with dip [organic coconut oil, raw local honey, cayenne, cinnamon, and ground cloves]
carrot, apple, ginger juice (freshly juiced)
carrot, spinach, cauliflower, green pea soup
elderberry and tart cherry juice
green tea
carrot, spinach, cauliflower, green pea soup with added chicken and a duck egg stirred in
local pastured beef roast with cayenne, mustard powder, and garlic powder alongside local mashed potatoes with olive oil and both seasoned with Celtic sea salt
Hungry Howie’s pizza and breadsticks with ranch dressing – medium thin crust 1/2 plain, 1/2 pineapple and onion, no flavored crust

Cheat: white potatoes, takeout pizza & breadsticks with ranch dressing

Water:
40 oz (?)

Items I was able to tick off the list:
oil pulling
dry brushing
detox bath
juicing
fermented cod liver oil
probiotics
herbal teas (counting green tea since it’s medicinal)
bone broth
raw liver pills
coconut oil

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