Can you say incentive?! I have been feeling miserable lately as I eat foods that make me sick like grains and sugar. Last night – knowing the end is nigh -, I polished off about 15 coconut macaroons. Thank goodness I only have about 10-15 more pounds to lose or I would have been absolutely devastated; instead I’m just disgusted. “Betcha Can’t Eat Just One?” Yep. Written for me. This morning? SO SICK. I was so swollen by the time I went to bed that it hurt, and I woke up toeing the line of vomiticious (yeah it’s a word). Once my stomach started to calm down about midday, cramps settled in. C’mon! It’s Halloween and I have a 3 year old daughter. Thank goodness hubs took the day off. It is after 8 pm, and I am finally out of bed. Way to ruin the holiday…but, at the same time, a perfect way to start a health challenge. 🙂 Needless to say, I started back to my diet a day early and my body is thanking me for it.
The following is what I want to focus on during this challenge, so it becomes habit by the end of the challenge. These are all things that I already do but am not consistent with them daily.
exercise – I will list my daily workout in each blog post (the bulk of them will be using Bodyrock.tv)
fermented cod liver oil/butter oil (FCLO/BO)
only foods allowed on the GAPS diet [a healing protocol to heal the gut and immune system from chronic illnesses]
herbal teas (mainly nettle, rose hips, and dandelion root)
I will be posting daily during the challenge to keep myself on track and to keep me honest. 😀
I will try to include what I ate/drank each day, the things I was able to incorporate from the above list, my workout, and my ruminations on the day including cravings. No holds barred here peeps. I want anyone who reads this and is going through the same thing to know they are not the only ones growling at the fridge or offering narrowed-eyed death looks at their significant others during TV time on those bad days.
Next up…measurements and stats.