Your story is so right on target with our restaurant experiences! But also a learning light bulb on how to order, thank you! I think Dr. McDougall made a point or one of the docs to order likes it's your Doctor's Orders. This gives the kitchen the idea that you are on a special diet for health reasons and they don't want to mess up. I think whomever said it - and it had to be Dr. McD - as it is so BOLD - order like you have a terrible allergic reaction - if your food contains any thing non McD. Well we do don't we - PAIN!Nicole:
Oh goody, you're like giving me over a year to get there, doable - I hope!!!!
I have had a terrible week of weight roller coasters and was frankly SO discouraged. As usual, I went into the mode of over analyzing everything it could have possible been, as it was so radical and actually a little scary.
I gained a pound from eating oily salty vegan Sunday - no brainer that one. But the next day I went up another 4.5 overnight! My weight loss is extremely slow - I accept that -and I try to do the tweaks I am learning and just keep going.
STILL, going back to 210.5 put me just two pounds from where I started in January. Really this was completely devastating to me. So instead of whining and gnashing of teeth for too long, I tried to figure it out and make sure it wasn't something I had done.
I actually think it was but it such a weird circumstance it wasn't immediately apparent to me.
Last weekend a good portion of my town woke up to weird tasting water. I mean really vile. So bad you don't want to bathe in it, let alone drink or cook with it. At one point in my career I worked for State Health Services in the Sanitary Engineering Section. I am not an engineer, but I did take engineering courses as relates to water quality. Given that I know what can go wrong with drink water. So I stopped drinking the water immediately, called the Water Manager and updated my neighbors on our town forum. The Water Manager said, absent actual tests, it's an algal bloom in the reservoir, could be but doesn't taste like it.
Anyway, I stopped drinking tap water at home. As I have barely been home this week it didn't seem a problem, I was just drinking elsewhere. Late Tuesday, I finally bought bottled water.
I hate the idea of bottled water, paying for water is absurd as it's usually tap water from somewhere else. Frankly is not anywhere as good as the water I have from my home tap - which comes from Yosemite actually! and then there are the plastic bottles- I could do a BIG RANT on that, but won't!
But I did buy some to tide me through tomorrow, when the test come out. Wednesday morning I was down to 206 - the only difference is I was drinking water again at my normal intake. If you look at McDougall's plate in the new Starch Solution book, the water glass is way bigger than the standard milk glass of the USDA. It visualizes the importance of water to me.
I dropped another pound last night - so I am back to 204.5, but I have been as low as 203.5 - so this is also territory I have seen before.
I think last night's weight loss is accelerated not because I am rehydrated, but because I FINALLY have an updated and re-calibrated CPAP machine!!!! This took weeks to get fixed, the company messed up, my HMO messed up and turns out I have probably been at the wrong setting for a really long time.
I don't want to get my hopes too high, but it may have a good impact on weight loss going forward. For certain getting a better night sleep makes my sugar cravings vanish and lowers my level of hunger substantially.
Even on the test machine Tuesday night I got better sleep and due to this I didn't have any inclination to eat the SAD food offerings at my Wed. night book group! I usually stick to fruit but have gone way over the allotment because I am still so hungry when I am tired. I once took my own sweet potato but I got looks - it was really funny, but I won't go there again, lol.
So today , the weight is down, I have some residual tired not sleep related, but because I am exhausted form the amount of non stop activity I have done. Sadly, there has been NO EXERCISE, while I have been running from place to place for the last week. I am going to try the gym tonight and hopefully swimming again tomorrow!
B: oat meal/raspberries/flax meal & herbal coffe/stevia
L: giant veggie salad with riceMy Weight Chart: