I gained a zillion pounds from my recent indiscretion. In my universe, 3.4 lbs = zillion. Resigned to my fate, I removed my bracelet with the prize beads and plopped it down on a pile of DH’s junk. I’ll ask for it back after the zillion pounds are gone.
Even yesterday, I was still on my binge rampage. Most of the problem was that DH left me alone at the shop. Left me alone with cookies.
Much earlier in the diet, we removed all the tempting off-protocol food from the house. Why would anyone think it was a good idea to leave me alone in a place full of yummy stuff? Last round, I never ended up having to work by myself for a very long period of time. I can handle it for awhile but I was in there all day yesterday, from 7:30 AM to after 3:00 PM. I think I blew it around noon or so. Anyway, the adage is true – once you pop, you can’t stop.
Late at night, I had decided that since i had royally blown it, that I should grandly royally blow it and enjoy myself a bit so had cup after cup of homemade egg nog. But this contains milk! And I’m lactose intolerant! And who knows, maybe casein intolerant as well!
I documented the effects of consuming the milk product.
within 5 mins:
Uncomfortable full feeling, stomach overfull, bloating, pressure
sneezing, bloated, gas, belching
45 min – 2 hrs
itchy face, shoulders and neck tense, more sneezing, sinus mucus drainage, irritated sinuses, itchy eyes, bloating, gas belching
symptoms continuing until going to bed:
face itches, eyes itch, nose itches inside and out, sneezing, nasal mucus drainage
snotty, mucusy sinuses, sniffling, can’t breathe freely through nose, sense of smell inhibited, drainage
Isn’t that interesting?
I intend to not add dairy back in again during this interruption until all the symptoms leave, and then if I’m ready, I’ll eat hard cheese or something and see if it sets the allergies off. Otherwise, I’ll do it during phase 3.
Back to the subject of diet and interruption, I guess my plan is to do a protein day today. I mean, I know protein days aren’t meant to be a correction to cheating but I know I should be eating phase 3 style in the interruption…and on phase 3, when gaining more than 2 lbs, you do a protein day. I hope I’ve made the right decision.
At about 6 or 7 pm, I’m going to stick a boat load of white and dark meat chicken in the convection oven WITH THE SKIN ON, sprinkled with herbs and spices. I guess technically, I should plan on having a tomato or an apple with that per Dr. Simeons. I’m going to pop as much of that chicken as I can fit in that hole in my face.
I’m just going to focus on that. Just that. Let me get through today.
Sometime during this interruption on a full belly, I’m going to make a tray of walnut baklava for the shop. I don’t usually have any temptation to snitch the ingredients, other than the walnuts, so I think I can be ok with this project. It contains wheat phyllo, honey, and a little sugar so I’ll have to make sure to bake it after DH comes home so that when I cut and package it, that I’m not alone.
My revised plan for success for continuing on P2 after the interruption is to #1. I SHALL NOT BE left alone at the shop, and #2. I SHALL NOT bake cookies or anything that is NOT a batter type goodies like muffins or banana bread unless DH is there in the kitchen with me to hold my hand. (With batter type stuff, there is nothing to snitch, no broken ones to have to dispose of). And, #3, unless DH is home and in the kitchen with me holding my hand, I SHALL NOT make angel food cake from the leftover egg whites because there are tons of crumbs to dispose of when removing it from the pan, and the glaze tastes way too good.
I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself until 6 or 7 o’clock rolls around. I’m trying to occupy myself well away from the kitchen but I’m getting computer head. You know when you’ve been on the computer too long and your head seems fuzzy, like it’s full of mushy stuff that can’t think very well. That’s computer head. I guess writing a book isn’t the answer, altho I do need to read Pounds and Inches again. And I should put some laundry away and then maybe look at clothing catalogs on the internet after computer head goes away. All that after I make myself a cup of coffee. Well, wish me luck. I guess this interruption is the first step to getting back with the program. (Don’t let me kid you, I just wanna eat fat things).
Oh, BTW, you know how I feel? Like there’s a rope attached to my hand and the rope goes through a pulley and on the other side there is a hammer – above my head, and there is a cookie in my hand, and I’m starving, and every time I bite the cookie, the hammer hits me in the head. That is how I feel.