But first, the mandatory food pic. :)
|Smoked Salmon with two delicious blistered eggs|
with a side of fresh cherry tomatoes and blackberries. <3
My blood test results came back and my thyroid is apparently working again. Some of the numbers are a little high, but they have entered "normal" ranges! I am happy! NO MORE MEDS!
I told the doctor that it might be because I eliminated all allergens out of my diet. (I tried to make it simple... although it's a little inaccurate because other things like eggs are technically allergens too), but he said it was unlikely and it was more likely due to a reduction in stress. I'm not sure about that, but perhaps it's an indirect cause - like because of the W30, I'm a lot more disciplined in my sleeping times and meals I eat, which has resulted in a more operational body.
Unfortunately I had to pull two all-nighters this week that has messed up that pattern a bit, and I'm back to feeling tired and slightly irritable. I feel like I need a lot more sleep to recover from the all-nighters.
One thing about my med checkup was that I had to take my weight for the checkup - just for them to monitor me or something. I couldn't resist so I took a peek at my weight. Turns out from the time I was sick to now (after almost 2 weeks of on-off Whole30) I have lost something like almost 10 kilograms (which translates to 22 pounds). It sounds like a lot, but I'm pretty used to my body fluctuating up and down really easily and quickly - which is not necessarily a good thing.
But hey, I'm not complaining.
I'm not going to be measuring my weight again anytime soon... maybe in 4 months when I have to go for another checkup.
But for now, I'm just going to focus on enjoying my food, getting enough rest, and being disciplined in the areas of my life I want to ideally be disciplined in. And maybe I'll just "track my progress" by how I'm fitting better into my clothes again. I have this huge section in my wardrobe I used to be able to fit into before depression+hypothyroid (whichever came first), so I'm just looking forward to being able to wear some of my favourite things again. :)
I didn't realize that sugarfree mints are out of the Whole30. >_<
I don't want to restart this again, so I'm going to just say I'm doing a Whole60 or something now.
This is just ridiculous constantly saying "okay great, I'm back to Day One". It makes one feel like some total dud.
I wonder if it was the rubbish in the mints making me feel rubbishy though. But I generally don't feel so good.
Anyway, we're now at Day 8 (I think).
I'm tired, so let's just get to food.
STUFF I'VE BEEN EATING
|I marinated some chicken overnight in olive oil, garlic powder, black pepper, paprika and some herbs.|
Just grilled it up in the morning and put it over some blanched broccoli. Was pretty good.
|It's apparently cherries season. :)|
This was a happy lunch.
|Thought to just put this here because these were the only two brands I could find without "sugar"|
in the ingredients list. I never knew they sometimes used sugar in smoked salmon.
How interesting huh?
That's about it for today. I need a nap...
And I also need to throw out my breathmints. :(