Reminding myself this journey was not about weight loss is a struggle. I finally stepped on the scale this morning and the official change is -5 lbs. So yeah, a loss! Other successes were inches lost in my waist and chest.
But it still felt insignificant. This is kind of a gross picture, but it is a good reminder that 5 lb is actually a big deal. Interesting to note though, this 5 pound loss came with
- no calories counted
- ghee and healthy oils used constantly in cooking
- almond butter on the regular
- other tree nuts for snacking
- potatoes and bacon!!!! YESSSSS
- …and I was only in the gym about 50% of those 30 days.
There. Now 5 lbs feels like a triumph!
But you know what else does? My attitude towards food. Since I figured out that dairy may be a complication for me, the idea of even eating it is not fun because I remember the bloating from Monday that I had not had in the last month. I see why there is the need f0r 2 compliant W30 days after a reintro- your body needs that time to regroup. Apparently mine needs a little more time as I am still not fully back on track digestively.
Today is the reintro of non-gluten grains. I really feel like I have missed rice so I am excited to try it out! Of course I felt like I missed ice cream and cheese too, but not really when I felt how they affect me. Non-gluten grains also means corn, corn tortilla chips, quinoa, etc. I know what I’m having for lunch, mexican, but hold the cheese please!
So, the journey towards balance continues. I have been meditating consistently, practiced Yoga Monday and today (such a challenge!), and am getting my fanny back in the gym tonight.
Wishing you a crisp fall day!