Day 1 of Phase 2

Sometimes it feels like that’s the kind of real estate agent I am…especially these days. BTW, that’s a real business in Alabama, and the people in the commercial are the real workers. I suspect it’s only just a little tongue-in-cheek, having spent some time in Alabama myself.

OK, so I haven’t posted as regularly as I should have…I didn’t want to be extra-boring. But, here I am, boring or not.

I have not stopped. I have not cheated nor deviated from my/the program. If I do, I will bust myself here immediately.

Yesterday was the last day of the 3 week detox Phase 1 portion of the plan. Today I will add eggs back in and see how they affect me. In a couple of days I’ll start slowly adding various forms of dairy back in and then a few days later I’ll add gluten. It’d be awesome if it turns out I can handle all of them…but I suspect at least one is going to be an issue, probably gluten. But, we’ll see. It’s not like I’ve been eating badly, quite the contrary. I’ve been eating very well, and generally feel better than I have in a long time.

Phase 2 is pretty much “the rest of your life.” I was trying to describe it to some pals the other day and came up with this: Stop eating crap. Get off your ass, go to the store, buy ingredients rather than packages, organic if possible and as little “white” stuff as possible, go home and cook it. Oh, did I mention: Stop eating crap.

Yesterday I really needed something to eat and I was out and wandering around. I stopped at a convenience store/deli in my old neighborhood, a place I shopped in for 15+ years. Average store, carries maybe 500 items or so. In the entire store, including the deli, there was exactly one thing I could consume: bottled water. I looked hard, too. I ended up buying a little package of roasted cashews only because my low blood sugar was more of an issue than dry roasted (which I’m allowed) vs. regular roasted. A month ago I could and would have eaten anything in the place, except for maybe the ice cream or candy. Maybe.

OTOH, I can walk into a PCC and there is a wonderland of great food available to me. Even on the very restrictive Phase 1.

I’m still having issues with eating enough times a day and eating less at night. Hard, hard habits to kill.

Weight: 279 FBS: 105 (96 yesterday!)

I love you like a fat kid loves cake. –Fifty Cent

2 Responses to “Day 1 of Phase 2”

  • Randy Meyer Says:

    Way to go, Dick! Keep it up, and I know you will. ISD buttons?

  • Dan Christy Says:

    Wow what a revelation…”Don’t eat crap”. Thanks. I’ve been looking for the secret and I never realized it could be so simple. In fact that’s going to be the title of my new diet book.
    Don’t Eat Crap!
    Don’t worry you’ll get credit.