This weekend started the reintroduction phase of the plan. We started small with tomatoes which was WONDERFUL b/c we found brown rice pasta noodles and were able to make spaghetti which tasted delightful. I was feeling so well, that I finished the night with 3 slices of cheese. Sunday morning I had 2 eggs. 3 hours later I had quite a violent reaction, but I don't know if it was to the cheese or the eggs. I ate 4 more eggs over the course of the day and had no further reaction to them. Dr. David says to put them both on the "positive for allergen" list for now and try them again later. Ugh. I could probably live without eggs, but CHEESE?! Oh dear lord. This is not how I wanted this to go. But... we will see. Today is butter. I had some brown rice with butter this morning for breakfast and will have some noodles with butter and some veggies with butter for lunch and then more veggies with butter for dinner.
I'm down a total of 11.8 pounds in the last week. (although it could also only be 7.2). Bottom line is I'm down 19.4 for the year so far. Which is good. I can't wait to hit that 30 lb mark.
I need to be more consistent about working out. I was last week but only b/c Special K was here with me. I do not want to work out today, but I will. Probably just a 25 minute cardio kickboxing DVD with some weight lifting or something. I was so excited to go to the gym yesterday, but had to leave early due to above mentioned "violent reaction" which leads me to believe I should stay close to home to work out this week and next while I'm reintroducing food. hahahaha! Don't want any accidents out there!
Jon and I have our weekly Monday night Queer as Folk and dinner night tonight and we'll see what he thinks of my brown rice/gluten free pasta noodles and sauce with no meat. I think he'll be ok. It'll be the first time I've eaten with anyone in 8 days other than Special K. I think it'll be ok since I'm still in a contained environment. I'm nervous about when I get to the point of eating out, though. I've realized over the last week that, for as much as I love food, I don't have a very good relationship with it. I want to be the person who eats to live and not lives to eat. But that's not who I am right now. Food scares me. And I'm going to need more than this elimination diet and cleanse to get me through this long term so I don't go back to my old habits. I'll talk about ideas I have regarding this next time. For today, this is all I have to say.
Hope you had a great weekend!