Let’s recap this weekend.
Friday (16) – The child’s birthday party – I did well, and luckily I did not feel I was missing out on too much. Just a bunch of adults standing around being bored. I also ate several hand fulls of almonds & cashews. I also had a TSC smoothie for the trip up.
Saturday (17) – The Polish Festival parade was fun to watch. I collected the candy they threw for the boys. However, when we went shopping at the vendor tents, I bought some Praline Cashews. They tasted like heaven. I also ate a lot of almonds/cashews for a snack that night. Don’t google what happens when you eat too many cashews… it isn’t pretty.
Sunday (18) – I was tortured by french toast, pizza, and chips today. I did good but once again, I ate too many nuts. We went to the mud runs, and it was fun to watch.
I am going to take a break from nuts. I’m having trouble saying no to them, so I need to stop eating them at all till after Day 21. I am already worried my weekly motivation of weight loss will be usurped by nuts.
Scalp = the same
Joints = the same, but maybe slightly improved.
Under Boobs = still there but not getting worse.
I did not use any topicals this weekend. Mostly because we were busy and I forgot. I’m trying to figure out what I should give myself for reaching day 30. I would really love some baked sweet potato fries. I think that is what I will give myself for Day 30. I was hoping for more results by almost 20 days in.
I’m pretty sure I overdid it on the almonds today, but they tasted soooooo good. Oh well, I will do better with my proportions tomorrow. I deserve it after not cheating once for two weeks don’t I?
My mood is better today. I had to make 6 portions of juice for this weekend to take with me to Boyne City. Olivia made pudding shots, which I introduced to her about a month ago. So its my own fault I will be tortured with those. Its going to be a long weekend, but short as well. Its going to be very hot, maybe we will go to the beach off Lake Charlevoix.
Everything is about the same on all fronts in regards to my psoriasis.
Tomorrow is Friday! I am excited about that.
I weighed in today… and I’m down 4 pounds in one week. While those are amazing results, my mood is still a bit down. Yesterday I struggled to consume 3 juices, and I definitely didn’t drink enough water.
I am having some other life issues right now which I think is bleeding into my mood. I just feel like I have been juicing for a month even though its only been two weeks.
I bought some PH strips and they arrived today. So I will be testing my PH for the week in an attempt to be more balanced… PH wise that is. I also want to test my tap water. I have read some tap water is better then bottled.
I get to eat almonds tomorrow, which I’m really excited about. I decided to make coffee a weekend thing in an effort to make myself drink more water. We shall see if I react badly to almonds tomorrow, and whether or not they will become a daily treat.
This weekend I have a bonfire birthday party on Friday, and the Polish Festival Saturday, then the Mud Runs on Sunday. Lots of activity, which I am grateful for, but I feel I will want to have a drink when every one else is. I’m so mad I can’t have any perogies. My good friend Jeni said I could text her when I was tempted or feeling bad so I will take her up on that.
My psoriatic arthritis is getting better slowly. However I still have tightness in my left shoulder and hip. The lower back has not been bothering me which is good news. My scalp is still flaky but oozy, and the area under my breasts is doing good. I still only apply topicals occasionally.
Well, today was horrible. I’m not sure exactly what I did, but I feel like my body was hit by a Mack truck. Advil did not help, stretching did not help. I’m assuming I had way too much physical exertion in the last two days, and too much sun yesterday. I went home from work early and just laid on the couch till bed time (except to make my dinner…juice).
The polish festival will be in Boyne City this weekend. The beer tent is always the biggest attraction, as well as the polish food. Not for me this year. I’m dealing with FOMO right now. Luckily the weigh in will be right before we head up state. Since yesterday I have been a little down, but that’s probably normal with exhaustion.
Every thing hurts on my body right now so I’m unsure what is arthritis and what is not. Skin is the same. Scalp is the same.
I’m looking forward to almonds on Thursday (Day 15). I wonder if my teeth will break from lack of use.
Yesterday was the color run with my friends Christine and Meghan. It’s our third year running it together. Last year we trained up for it. This year we did not, but I was actually really proud of the time we had. It was better then the first year when we also did not train. I was totally tortured at breakfast because their meals smelled amazing.
Today was Michigan Adventure. I brought two juices I had frozen. I did get very hungry and ended up buying a Minute Maid OJ & Apple Juice. At least they are 100% juice. My legs hurt from yesterday and my feet hurt from today. I know my long dog walks are not doing much to keep me fit like I should be. However, when I think about it. This juicing is drastic enough. Once I’m chewing again, I’ll return to the gym.
I’m excited for weigh-in day. I need some more motivation, since my skin is not improving much. The patches under my boobs are calmed down a bit. I only use the topicals about every other day to keep it away at this point. My scalp is still a hot mess, and by that I mean it is completely flaky. I put some topicals on it on Friday, and the plaques seem to be dryer which is good, but the snow storms are making me crazy! If I’m still this sore tomorrow I might take some Advil.
I should have went to bed earlier last night. I’m a bit tired today. My workshop went great. I am really pleased about that. Work today was unreal on the food front. I was offered doughnuts, chocolate, chips, hamburger and hot dog today. I’m glad I haven’t cheated yet, because I am sure I would have given in again at the sight of the Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I am missing food alot right now. I hope it passes soon.
I realized today I have 46 days till the OnBase Conference in Nashville. So looks like I will only get to 55 days, before I break my reboot. That’s ok with me though.
I think I’m using too much fruit in my drinks. I may need to try all vegetable for a couple days. Sugar addition is real in any form. I love the homemade V8, but I have read “Your Healing Diet” by Deirdre Earls. I think I’m not supposed to eat nightshades.
I’m happy for the weekend. Time will fly too fast but I won’t be obsessed with food…. I hope.
Nothing to notable today. Everything is pretty much the same. I have a workshop I’m running at work tomorrow, and I am pretty busy trying to make sure that is ready. Didn’t leave work till an hour after I was supposed to.
I took the dog for a long 40 minute walk. I am getting bored of our neighborhood. I think I’ll take her to a nice paved path tomorrow, but we shall see if I have the motivation.
Tony did not get home until 6:30 and he promptly fell asleep. Lol. I played Garden Escapes for far too long and went to bed too late after staying up to finish Southern Charm. It was the reunion and kind of worth missing some sleep. Tomorrow I will have to get some sleep for The Color Run.