In my last post I said I would be back for a weigh in and never followed up! Shame on me for being a busy mom;)
I have been doing this crazy restricted diet since August 30. So it has been 27 days. I have not been perfect the entire time, but that’s ok. I can say that maybe 3 of those days went off the rails.
The first time I had a crazy eating DAY was when my husband went to Texas for 4 days. Having 4 days alone for a food addict is like precious bingeing time. I did awesome for the first 3 days. I kept thinking that it was not about losing weight, but getting rid of this awful rash (which was in remission at the time because I had been doing so well). Then the last day I went crazy.
I had waffles for breakfast (with syrup which is a HUGE no no. Then I took the girls to Costco and had not one, but two pieces of pizza (gasp). And then waffles again for dinner. It was a bad day. And even worse, my rash came back full force and it took me about a week to get rid of it!
Then I tried doing a cheat meal with a dessert twice (once a week) and my body is responding to that much better (in other words no rash and getting right back on track the next day).
One thing I have realized is that this problem is not going to go away in a month or two. I am committing myself to eating this way 90% of the time for the next year. I have made a list of exceptions:
- One dessert and off meal a week
- Eat what I want on Holidays. In other words, on Halloween I can have a few pieces of Candy, not the entire month of October like I normally do. And it will count as my one dessert a week. This way I don’t feel deprived and it gives me something to look forward to.
I can keep to these two rules as long as my body is staying happy, i.e., there is no rash.
I can’t live this diet 100% all the time. I will fail, and I will spiral. So far it has been going great!
So here is the weigh in for the past 27 days. (BTW, before I started this diet in August I went crazy and ate all the foods I knew I would have to say goodbye to for a while so my start weight was high).
Starting weight before Candida Diet: 288.5 lbs.
Today’s weight after 27 days: 271.9 lbs.
Total Loss: -16.6 lbs.
Not bad, right?!
For right now if I continue to eat the way I am eating (meat and veggies, plus one cheat meal a week) I will lose about 2 pounds a week which is fine by me:)
Plus I am still breast-feeding so that is helping out a bit too. Although, I’m pretty sure I won’t make past 6 months because my milk dropped about 10 oz a day and my babe is eating everything I pump. Luckily, I have quite a bit of frozen breast milk, and I will eventually start supplementing with formula. I admit that I get a bit of mommy guilt from quitting so soon, but I have to make my body healthy again and it may come at the cost of my milk supply. I’m sure Clara would rather have a healthy mom:)