I lost 1.8 pounds this week. This is part of the five I gained last week carb cycling. It seems like an uphill battle, but it’s a journey. I have to keep telling myself that. I also have a road trip looming this coming week along with two plus dinners out. Hoo boy.
At least I am back on a downward trend. I am now going to confine my carb loading to reward Mondays. There are days when I just want to chuck it all. I was much happier when I could eat what I wanted (ok, I could eat anything gluten and dairy free that I wanted). I miss baking my wonderful gluten free creations. I now have to settle for baked goods with reduced fat and sugar. No more ganache (boo). It also doesn’t help that I have developed a nightshade sensitivity. I can’t eat tomatoes anymore without days of burning around my nether regions. Same goes for peppers. Potatoes don’t seem to bother me, but I have cut way back on them. Geez, where will the list of foods I can’t eat end?
I have found some recipes for mug cakes that I am going to try out on my reward days. It’s all about portion control. Unless I make something I can portion out or freeze, I know I will go overboard. I couldn’t keep dairy free ice cream in the house because I kept dipping into it. I have to have something available that isn’t going to tempt me every time I open the fridge, freezer or cabinet.
I am going to let loose a bit on this trip. I think it will do me some good to relax the rules for a few days. Within reason. I am not going to go hog wild. I am restricted as it is in restaurants. Fast food is out, so we are bringing sandwich fixings and some snacks (Enjoy life chewy bars!) I have a portable cooler that is a life saver on long trips.
I bought myself a Daiya gluten and dairy free pizza for reward night tonight. Yes, tomatoes, but I can put up with it once in awhile.
Stay tuned for the continuing weight loss saga!