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Well, the holidays are past approaching. My youngest son claims he is cooking a traditional meal with all the carbohydrates that I no longer eat. At least I don't have to prepare them. I am definitely making myself some faux-tatoes with lots of butter, and I will also be having butternut squash. I am going to figure out how to make pumpkin pie that I can eat, and I am going to have an almond flour crust. Hopefully it won't bother my thumbs too bad.
Speaking of my thumbs, they are still not 100% healed. I don't know if they will become totally healed but I keep hoping. The right thumb knuckle burns at times, as if I scalded it with hot water. It is also enlarged and swollen. I am continuing to take my glucosamine but it doesn't seem to be doing much better than when I first started using it. I don't want to increase to a higher dosage. I was taking 4 capsules daily, and then went to six. I'm thinking I may drop back down to 4 again.
Last week was difficult for me. I didn't post because I was depressed and lost in a funk, fearful for our country. Even Dr. Mercola sent out a letter telling us to Get Ready for Higher Food Prices Due to Falling Economy. In a nutshell, Dr. Mercola said the best thing we can do is continue to work on our health. Another blog I read said if you are overweight, lose the weight. Okay, so I'm doing that. At least I'm doing one positive thing.
I am feeling better today. I went shopping at Savers again over the weekend. My hubby went with me. I was looking for a pair of jeans as the pair I'd been wearing was getting faded looking. I found a pair that looks brand new for $3.99.
Size 12. Thank goodness for stretch jeans. I tried a pair of “regular” jeans that were size 12 and couldn't get them buttoned.
I think the nuts I was consuming were adding a lot of calories and keeping me from losing weight. I'm anxious to see if I can continue with my fruit fast (cheated for several days in a row eating bananas, grapes and strawberries – not huge amounts, but hey, it's not a “fast” if you eat them, right?) for the rest of this month and see if I have some weight loss.
It's sure hard to not totally get sucked into the “I”m such a good person 'cause I'm losing weight.” People at work keep calling me “skinny” and I just think it's funny, since I'm not skinny wearing size 12 and at 184 pounds. Not by a long shot. One of my coworkers said she hated me now, of course she was just joking.
But we'll see who hates who come December. All that party food. That I can't eat.
Oh, it's okay. I'll live through it. I really don't care that much for it. Especially since there are foods that I can make that are delicious and GAPS legal. There is only one big party that I have to get through. It is our staff potluck Secret Santa party. I think I already mentioned that I'm bringing GAPS legal chili and I am also going to bring some kind of almond flour baked good so that I'll have some dessert to have. They always have a vegetable tray, so there'll be that.
I would love to make myself some mayonnaise and turn it into a ranch dressing type dip for veggies. Maybe I should think about doing that.
I switched milking to the afternoons, so I don't have to get up quite so early. Not at 3:30am anyway. Now I just have to get up at 4am. I know. It's still early.
I hope you are doing well. Leave me a comment and let me know how you're doing, okay?