Note: I’m participating in the 21 Day Sugar Detox: Level 2 to get myself back on track with my primal and low carb eating. I’m recording the adventure here for myself and others who are interested in following along. Please be respectful, I am a human and might have my slip ups.
Aside from the grumpiness last night, my mood hasn’t gotten worse — still no other signs of the low carb flu.
Warning, this next sentence is pretty gross…
I woke up with a giant double zit on the side of my nose. It was incredibly annoying, and it made me thankful that I didn’t have to show my face in public that day.
The night before, we had a very heavy freeze and it seemed to energize the dogs. I spent most of the morning keeping Holly from breaking twigs off the frozen bushes, because she thought it was super awesome she could “make” her own sticks to run away with.
Once I got the two of them to pass out under the blankets on the sofa, I finally checked my email to read this note in Day 4’s 21DSD email:
Mood changes, minor skin irritation, or breakouts. Remember that awareness is key when it comes to your mood.
Try not to react to those around you in a hypersensitive way. For your skin, add milk thistle (tea, tincture, or capsules) and ginger tea to aid in detoxification.
Well I have no idea what the heck a milk thistle is, and I don’t have any ginger tea… so I just drank tons of water and jasmine tea. The zit is getting better, thank goodness! I have a few other small ones, this is my worst breakout since high school, but they’re also doing better than this morning.
For lunch I sautéed some yellow squash and onion, while the dogs raced around for another two hours. Even after that they wouldn’t calm down, so I took them for a walk. The puppy seems to only last three-quarters of a mile before she doesn’t want to walk anymore, and wants me to carry her. Then when we get home, she’s full of energy again. Sigh. So I don’t get much done anymore.
For dinner I made the roasted chicken from the 21-Day Sugar Detox book, and this cabbage recipe. Jeff hated the cabbage, but inhaled the chicken. It was like chicken piccata, but without the breading and in the form of a whole chicken. Instead of using lemon slices and zest, I just used Penzey’s lemon pepper seasoning and left off the chives. It was amazing, and I’m tempted to make it all the time.
The bones promptly went into the slow cooker for bone broth, since the chickens were farm raised, hormone free, etc. During 21DSD you’re only allowed to use bone broth, plus the fact that I’m just as “intolerant” of carrots as I am gluten, so I can’t have store-bought broth. I’m not sure what soup I want to make first… I know I need to start stockpiling frozen soups, but I have too many I want to do and not enough broth!
I was bloaty all day today from my unfortunate experience with corn & sugar in the taco seasoning last night. Other than that, I was finally able to catch up on house work that was seriously overdue — but not work-work. I was so busy with the house work and the dogs, I didn’t even have a snack. I hope to catch up on work tomorrow!
Tomorrow will be eggs for breakfast, hopefully, and leftovers for lunch and dinner. I’m really glad at how smoothly this is going for me so far!