I’m back. Back from all of the traveling, the greasy, cheesy, yummy food, the family, the twin bed sleeping (that one I could have done without). Overall, it was a wonderful 10 days…but now I have been hurled back into the thick of things. Some fertility related, some not.
1. My work email inbox is overflowing.
2. My laundry basket is overflowing.
3. My diet starts today.(insert small, feeble whimper here).
I landed at 10AM yesterday morning, and by 2PM I was picking up my diet plan from Intuitive Health Lady.
I won’t bore you with the long list of things I must avoid. You can take a wild guess and assume there will be no more peanut butter Oreo ice creams in my future. The basics are: no sugar of any kind including honey, no chocolate, no alcohol, no caffeine, no dairy, no eggs, no wheat or corn, no fun.
Short list of what I can eat: fruits (except oranges) veggies (except corn), quinoa, brown rice, lentils, nuts and seeds, any fish, chicken, or lamb that is organically grown, olive oil, agave nectar or Stevia to sweeten things, and 2 quarts of water daily. There’s quite a bit more on the list of what I can eat, but in order to make these foods taste remotely edible, it will require extensive prepping and cooking on my part. The diet is not meant to be a weight loss diet, and there are lots of ways to get all of my essential fats and proteins from it, I just have to be very diligent about what I eat and how often I eat.
Intuitive Health Lady wants me to write down every food I eat, and when I eat it, along with (get this) a description of my daily bowel movements— or, as I like to call it, my poop diary. I can’t help but crack up at the Bowel Movement diary keeping. I gave myself a good laugh this morning when I fancied myself a Victorian era lady of leisure who was also keeping a food/bowel movement diary.
Today mama and I stitched a kerchief for Rebecca. I had kale with almond slices and a little bit of organic, free range chicken sprinkled ever so lightly with ground flax. My bowels had a malodorous pungency–nutty, with a hint of spoiled fruit.
I’ll be honest: It’s Day 1, I’m sipping on hot water with lemon, and I am freaking the fuck out. I know that I will get through the next 28 days, but I am worried about all of the cooking, sugar/caffeine withdrawl symptoms, etc.
More updates to come on this!