21 Days

For 21 days, Will and I are avoiding grains, sugar and sugar substitutes, legumes, dairy, alcohol, and fun. (I am kidding about one of those things.) We’re on Day 4 so I thought I would report, given my declaration that I would try to lose some weight this year.

When the three weeks are up, we will add back in some of the easier-to-digest foods, like honey and rice and corn and GOAT CHEESE DEAR GOD I MISS GOAT CHEESE. We will also start having occasional treat meals, probably on our gaming nights. Because beer and pizza.

It’s actually going pretty well. My only complaint is boredom, on account of there are very few protein/fat sources for me. I am eating a lot of eggs and tree nuts, and everything is cooked in coconut oil or made with coconut milk. I try to mix it up with the vegetables to compensate, but cooking creatively with a limited palate of ingredients has a learning curve. Sweet potatoes are becoming a mite dull, which is ridiculous since they are THE BEST THING EVER.

Still, I don’t feel any urge to quit yet. I feel less hungry less often, too.

The next step is exercise, but I am a little nervous to do anything that will make me RAVENOUSLY HUNGRY (which cardio of any kind always does) until I’ve adjusted to the new way of eating. I guess I really need to go back to my yoga DVD, but we’ve been doing no TV during the week and I will have trouble explaining to the children that it’s okay if it’s for me. Soon, though.

4 thoughts on “21 Days

  1. Katie Lynn

    January 22, 2013 at 5:32pm

    Have you tried baked sweet potato fries? I crave them like WHOA. Just toss sticks of sweet potato (I cut mine into about 1/4″ thick by 1/2 inch wide)in some oil and add garlic, pepper, and rosemary. Bake for about 30 minutes on 400 until edges are brown. Incredibly good.

  2. Annika

    January 23, 2013 at 9:11am

    Every time I try to make oven sweet potato fries they just turn to mush. I think I might try frying them.

  3. Lucretia

    January 23, 2013 at 1:48pm

    Best of luck. I’ve been on a health kick for four weeks and it’s not so bad! I’ve actually felt happier. Well done!

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