Weigh-in Day Nerves, Dairy, and 28 Days of Hell
Stress = Dairy.
I've waaaay overdone the dairy this month. I managed to stop being a cookie and cake hound, but the dairy downfall is still with me in times of stress. With DH out of work, we're stressed to the max at my house.
Whereas one month ago we were celebrating my daughter getting a job at long last, hard on the heels of that little party came the bad news-- furlough for Randy.
The last time he was out of work, we almost lost the house to foreclosure. This time, we may not lose the house, but we're now behind on the mortgage payments while I scramble to juggle all the bills. Without Susan generously giving us most of her paycheck and Randy's unemployment, we'd be sunk.
No matter how many times I tell myself that the house is just a thing you own and can be replaced, there's an emotional investment in something like a home. I planted my beloved roses, started a garden, and painted the windows with my stained glass art.
So...stress. Lots of stress. That means I --an admitted food addict-- eat. Some addicts do drugs, some drink alcohol. Me, I eat. I've tried to be good, so I ate dairy. However, I didn't watch my carb count and-- here's the ugly one-- it's bad for me.
I've been listening to my favorite nutritionist on BlogTalkRadio-- SavingDinner. Yeah, you're probably sick of hearing about Leeanne Ely. While I do think the woman has the best meal plans for low carb on the planet, I'm not a zombie. I've been suspicious of this new thing she's been touting -- The 28 Day Break Free Plan. So, I've been listening to Leeanne's BlogTalkRadio recordings by downloading the recordings and playing them while I work on promotions.
I was skeptical, big time. Okay, so Leeanne has found out she's "sensitive" (Not allergic. There's a difference) to certain foods like dairy and almonds. I was sorry for her, but I wasn't about to give up my dairy and almonds. Cheese and almonds are part of what keep me from killing the bored DH, right?
Then yesterday's show really made me think. Two of my daughters are ADHD and so is one of my grandsons. I worked very hard to keep them away from sugars, food dyes and other known triggers so they wouldn't bounce off the walls. They in turn have tried to be careful about this with their children. Then Leeanne and her guest blew my complacency out of the water-- milk and it's by-products convert to --here it comes! BLAM!-- complex sugars in the digestive tract.
Besides, they pointed out earnestly-- you are not an infant or a calf, so why do you need milk? You don't. Calcium can come from other sources with greater efficiency, like flaxseed, which is both fiber and calcium.
Then they really sank my battleship. I felt as if they dared me to listen to my body to determine if I too was sensitive. (sigh) So I did. Last night I indulged myself shamefully in a cream cheese and sour cream confection that substitutes well for ice cream. Half an hour after eating it, I felt slightly nauseous. In denial, I told myself I had just eaten too much and went to bed.
This morning, my face was blotchy and red. I'm a teeny bit bloated, and my scale says I gained a whole pound overnight despite being very careful about what I ate all week. (shifty eyes) Okay, except for last night.
Oh, damn. Okay, so I'm sensitive to dairy. (insert a stream of cursing here) I'll take my medicine like a good little bandster and go to the doc today repentant. I'll ask to see the nutritionist about the dairy and maybe even the shrink for a pep talk.
Then I think I'd better check out that Break Free Plan and maybe her blog. In the meantime while I check this out, you might want to listen to Leanne and her guest, JJ Virgin.
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