So today was my first big test with my no sugar (and wheat and dairy) diet out in public.
We had our final Christmas party for the year. And I have to be honest, I did pretty well I think. My cheat at the party was the mashed potatoes. I can have potatoes twice a week, and I knew these would have some milk and butter, but I thought it wouldn't be that much (and frankly, there wasn't much else to eat and I'm pretty sure I ate ALL the nuts, cucumbers, and snap peas that were placed out). Anyway, as I took my first bite, I realized cheese was also in it, but I threw caution to the wind and ate it regardless! I don't consider this a cheat so much as a splurge. I have done so well all this week, I had done so well with all the other food. It was like a nice bonus for doing so well so far.
And then, well, I left the party feeling a little blue (which I won't bore you with, but let's just say that at one point my son threw a wooden block over the second story railing and I now have an uncle with a not so lovely bump on his head - ugh). And we were given chocolate as a parting gift. And so I ripped into it. I ate about 10 malted milk balls and one piece of chocolate. And not much later, my stomach hurt so bad.
I blame the chocolate. I blame the sugar. Just as my body was getting over sugar (no headaches in two days! woo-hoo!) I go and eat sugar and chocolate. I now have a tummy ache and a bad headache.
And even if it wasn't the chocolate and I'm wrong, well, I'm not! And next time I want to suck down some sugary goodness, I will remember the not-so-goodness feeling it left me with and hopeful drop the chocolate ASAP.
But aside from the candy of this evening, my diet is moving along very well. Today I started a daily dose of acidophilus. Frankly the name scares me because all I can see in it is ACID, but I'm told it will help and be a good thing. Although it doesn't taste bad, well, it doesn't taste all that great either.
But here's to staying on track now. And here's to all the food I haven't eaten this week. And here's to the changes I am making.
On an unrelated note, grandpa is back in the hospital for a few reasons. Good thoughts and prayers sent his way would be greatly appreciated.