Last night we ate dinner at a friend's house. We had to fight the rain as it came & went, but had a great time outside in their yard, cooking our dinner over a fire. Most everyone had hotdogs or bratwurst (sp?). I made tinfoil dinners for our family, which didn't get turned soon enough & got burnt. But mine was edible enough to eat most of it. Here's what I put in my dinner: grass-fed beef hamburger patty, onions, cooked brown rice, and unsalted butter. It was actually pretty good, minus the burnt spots. I also brought a green salad (romaine lettuce, red pepper, cucumber, tomato) for potluck, and brought half an avacado, and lemon for dressing. It was a yummy, fullfilling dinner. I think I was the only one who had salad, but at least it was something I could eat.
The big test I passed was avoiding all of the sweets. Grace had made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to bring, and they had roasted marshmallows & roasted Starbursts. Of course I had to help my girls with the roasting. But I did it. Not so fun, but it was okay.
Interesting note: Yesterday I ate a small piece of bread when I took the sacrament at church. I wasn't sure it would be a big deal, but my mouth did feel a bit funny after I ate it. Like buzzy or itchy. Strange. I'm not sure if it was just in my head, or for real. I'll try it again next week, and if I can tell there is a reaction I'll need to provide gluten free bread or a rice cake for my sacrament tray.
Also: Weight loss update
I have lost 6 pounds this first week that I've been on this diet. That is too fast, but hopefully it will be okay. I'm trying to stay satisfied & not get hungry. And my running burns up the calories, too. That is one reason I'm trying to add more calories with butter & raw milk. It will help when I'm able to add some fruit to my diet, too. (I can't remember if it's after 2-weeks or 4...)
If I lose another 6 pounds this week I'll be down to where I was last summer when I lost a bunch of weight. I know quick weight loss generally leads to quick weight gain, so I've got to make my healthier diet a way of life. I'm hoping after 3 months I'll see great results, and I'll feel so good that I'll be motivated to make this a new way of life... not just a temporary change.