How’s everyone’s week going so far? Mine is the continuation of what has been a very stressful week concerning my dogs. Fay mainly. My little baby has been diagnosed with a heart murmur (which we knew about), but some other health issues have been discovered. I drove up to College Station, TX (3 hours away) this morning for more tests. She might even have to have surgery on her heart tomorrow. I won’t go into too much detail since she is still getting tests including another ultrasound as I type this out. I will keep you guys posted on what the final diagnosis is.
Just in case you missed them:
Between our vet bringing these additional health issues to our attention last Monday, filling out my CASPA application, trying to figure out what is going on with my classes this semester, possible volunteering opportunities, figuring out EMT state certification after I already have my national cert (I passed the national exam two weeks ago! Yay!), you would think that I would have turned to an iced sweetened coffee or eating an entire bag of chocolate chips for some stress relief. Nope.
Last week was my third week of following the Whole 30 plan, and let me tell you, it was a struggle only with the sweets, but it wasn’t as bad as you would think. I feel like I have more willpower now to say no than I did 3 weeks ago. Sometimes I really want a cookie, but most of the time I’m actually craving a sweet potato or fruit. Who am I???
Then, we used the pesto on our eggs the next morning:
Kai was just praying that I would drop the plate. No luck. haha
Week 3 Thoughts/Results:
* Weight. Technically, I’m not allowed to weight myself on the Whole 30 according to the rules, but I will say that my jeans are a little looser. My stomach seems to be decreasing in size, but I just think it is because the 24/7 bloating has decreased.
* Sugar cravings. Minimal except when hit with an extremely stressful situation. The craving usually fades within 10 minutes. I actually feel like I’m in control. Weird.
* Constipation Issues. I’m not going every single day still, but for a few days at a time. It is better than it was before, but not as good as I think it can be. Meanwhile, my husband, who had no digestive problems before I started this is going 4 times a day. I received Practical Paleo, written by the author of the website: Balanced Bites, in the mail last week from Amazon (bought with my own $$), and I’m making my way through it. I’m thinking with more diet tweaking with the help of this book, I can have the digestive system that I’ve always wanted!
It’s the small things, right? lol. But really, I’m serious. I’m loving this book so far. It even has a guide to poop…
And it explains why my stomach is messed up:
It also has some really good recipes in it along with meal plans for whatever ailment you might have. It is REALLY comprehensive in a REALLY good way. I hope that any of you struggling with stomach issues consider buying this book. I’ve already ordered a copy for my mom.
Anyway, that was basically last week and this week so far! I’ll keep you updated with Fay!