But today...today starts anew!
It's going to be super tough day without coffee; especially having been up since 2 a.m. But the meals I've packed for the day I'm actually excited about! I cooked up a whole organic chicken in my crockpot (seasoned with just sea salt), organic chicken thighs on the grill marinated in coconut aminos (if you've never tried these you should they are great). I have some beautiful sweet pineapple, blueberries and raspberries, boiled eggs (with the yolk, my favorite breakfast these days) and yummy rice pasta and jasmine rice to round out my meals. But you know eating like this is not new to me. Maybe just the food combinations. I've been prepping food on Sunday's and taking my meals with me everywhere for over 10 years. And even though my dietician told me not to weigh and measure, I did. There's no reason to OVER eat, but I will still eat to satisfy.
Oh, and wow...as I was reading through some of the material she gave me on the hidden things in our foods...I was SHOCKED. I thought I knew a lot, but really, not sure I did. Especially with CORN; which was one of my highest reaction foods. I had NO idea all the things that had corn hidden in them.
Did you know what HONEY can be made from CORN??? Yeah, much of store bought honey has caramel coloring...and caramel coloring is derived from corn! Brown sugar too!
Now, I don't eat much honey, and when I do it's raw and organic, but still. Just goes to show you that we really don't always know what's in our food. 90% of the time, I'm not eating anything that has more than one ingredient in it. I just prefer it that way, but that other 10% of the time can wreck havoc on your body, even the seemingly innocent stuff.
I'll leave you with these pictures I took yesterday to show where my body truly is on this journey. I haven't been able to workout much for the last 5 + weeks due to some injuries with my hip, back and shoulder. I'm only recently getting back to being physical again. And I believe much of my diet has been causing quite a bit of fat and water weight gain as well. I feel and look very bloated in these pics as I probably should with all the crappola I was eating this weekend (and never mind the alcohol I drank). I'm using these pictures to mark a place in my journey and to show you what the real me looks like. Completely unposed, cellulite and all! We'll call this #mushymonday LOL.