The Plan: Day Three

Written by The Thyroid Chronicles on January 15, 2013 – 11:04 pm -

126.2 – a rather disheartening start to a food disaster day. I had hopped out of bed at 3am after I remembered I needed to put my flax seeds for this morning in water, but that ended up being the least of my worries. It was a day care day for gma, and as usual, I was hustling to get there at a reasonable time. As I flipped though The Plan day 3, I saw I had NOTHING pre-prepared, and no time to make anything, so I packed up some of the sauteed veg w/rice and coco sauce for lunch and bunged it in the car and got a mug of granola ready to eat on the way. When I got to day care, I looked in my backseat and realized that I set down my purse and granola in the garage so I could help gma down the stairs, but I forgot to pick them back up. Thankfully, I at least had the veg to eat, though it made my belly blow up massively. When I got back home, I again didn’t have time to prepare food before play rehearsal, so I put some carrot ginger soup in a mug and grabbed my granola from earlier. I finally made it to Family Nutrition Center to pick up the probiotic,
but by that time I was starving and couldn’t make myself eat that cold flavorless crap again, so I went to Noodles & Co and picked up some Indonesian Noodles. And they were goooood. Though, of course, they made my belly blow up, like at every meal. I hope the probiotics help. Perhaps I’ll do day 3 again tomorrow. This food is miserable and boring. Lawd, give me the strength!!!

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The Plan: Day Two

Written by The Thyroid Chronicles on January 14, 2013 – 10:32 pm -

Weight: 122.8. Roughly normal, and recovering nicely from the pizza, queso, and veggie burger that enflamed my body (6.6 pounds worth!) after the weekend. I left the blueberries off the flax cereal today and, though I wasn’t lethargic, my belly still blew up massively. (I consoled myself with a latte – FAIL.) Thankfully, Lyn Genet responds to tweets super-fast, and we determined after a few back-and-forths that I’ll need to add the add Renew Life’s Probiotic with 30 billion organisms.

Due to my usual dilly-dallying, I did not manage to eat dinner before my plasma donation appointment, and it sucked the life out of me. I couldn’t even stand up at play rehearsal and I thought I was going to either puke or pass out (or worse, a combination of the two!). The stage manager gave me her Subway chocolate chip cookie and some Sprite and I only hesitated for about a second before I devoured them. I was in the first scene and was still so woozy that I needed to use my book (for a part I’ve had memorized for weeks now), but did fine without the book for the second scene that I’d previously memorized, and actually went off-book for the first time on the third scene and did quite well.

I felt a little guilty about the cookie, but it saved the night. I still feel great hours later, so I guess I “tested” the chocolate chip cookie and have nothing to worry about there 🙂

Subway chocolate chip cookie

My savior.

Tomorrow I’ll hopefully have time to pick up the probiotic. Fingers crossed for a day less dramatic.

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The Plan: Day One

Written by The Thyroid Chronicles on January 13, 2013 – 10:23 pm -

Day One was not a success by any account.  My starting weight was 129.4, meaning I gained about 6 pounds this weekend from the pizza, Boca Burger, and queso.  Not the greatest starting point.  Despite only having half a cup of tea, I felt great, chopping and cooking up veg for the next three days.  As usual, I didn’t want to ruin how good I felt by eating, but finally gave in at 2, not due to hunger, but because I didn’t want to mess up my timetable.  I had the flaxseeds w/blueberries and coconut milk without the dried fruit or nuts, but felt extremely lethargic as soon as I finished the bowl.  I didn’t have time to lay down because I had to go to work, so I was compelled to have my leftover half a latte from yesterday and snacked on pickled beet strips as I cut them for my carrot salad.  My belly then blew up as big as it’s ever been.  So were the flaxseeds, blueberries, or the coco milk the cause of the lethargy, and were one of those things or the beets or the latte the cause of the belly?  I find it hard to believe it was the latte, since I have one (or two or three) every morning (ok, into the afternoon) without problems.  It could be the beet; we were supposed to use fresh, but I didn’t have any on hand and forgot that vinegar could be one of the things I was reacting to.

Carrot salad with pickled beets.

Was this the big belly culprit?

I was so starved when I got home from work that I ate some potato cubes my mom made, but I figured that wasn’t the biggest of deals since potatoes are on tomorrow’s menu anyway.

So, epic fail.  A cereal that is supposed to be so low reactive that it’s intended to be our breakfast for every day of The Plan was as sleepifying as a Xanax, causing me to need a latte just to stay awake.  In addition, I experienced my usual pregnancy belly from a mystery source, which is not very helpful when trying to collect data.

I’d like to say there’s nowhere to go but up, but in my case, unfortunately, that’s true – up on the scale, at least 🙁

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