Tomorrow is Day 12 of my cleanse/diet.
To be honest, I’m feeling great. I’m not even craving sugar; although, I sometimes do crave carbs. Freshly baked bread. mmmmmmm. Shortbread Christmas cookies. mmmmmmmmmmm.
I’m down about 4 lbs. I haven’t been doing any exercise other than yoga. We’ll conquer that phase later.
I’ve noticed that my under eye circles appear a bit darker (but that could just be the crazy dreams the past few nights) and my face seems oilier. I expected to look BETTER due to putting healthier food into my system, but it may also be the temperature changes and lack of sunshine from the winter season.
So far, this round has taught me that dieting is truly mind over matter. As long as you have enough to eat (including enough protein), you can conquer any emotional craving. Overcoming emotional eating is HUGE for me. I know I’m still in the early stages, but I feel like this time it’s easier. I have my end goal in sight and I’m willing to do what it takes to get me there (including giving up chocolate during the Christmas season! OIE!).
Successful FET + healthy pregnancy = beautiful baby.
My goals for the next two weeks are to:
- Find work/life balance. My new role is definitely keeping me busy. I logged on from home tonight to send one email and ended up online for 2 hours. I do not want this to become a regular pattern.
- Do yoga 3-4x a week. With my busy schedule, my practise has dropped off to 2-3 times a week. I’d like to work back up to a regular, daily practise.
- Try new recipes! I made Paleo chicken pot pie this week and it was amazing! My husband didn’t even complain once. It was much more flavourful than some of our clean eating supper attempts.
On an emotional level, I’m doing MUCH better. Tonight, I did shed a few tears when I read a touching Christmas poem for pregnancy loss. Other than that, my cry-fests have been very limited lately. I won’t deny that I have been keeping myself busy, but I am feeling relaxed and centred.
My biggest stress is honestly deciding what to eat!
Do you have any sites you recommend for Candida diet, Paleo or even Gluten-Free recipes?