To make a long story slightly shorter and less mind-numbingly boring, I will update to say that the only thing that has worked for me, in terms of losing any weight (and I have lost 9 of 30 needed pounds so far, which is good, but it comes back immediately if I let up) is this:
Cut out gluten. Cut out all processed carbs. Cut out all carbs in general, except vegetables, but not eating much of potatoes or corn. Cut out alcohol (umm...kind of). Cut out sugar (except my sour patch because no). Cut out ---
Basically what I CAN have is: Fruit. Vegetables. Meat. And of those, I have to weigh my portions and limit myself to 1200 calories a day. THEN I lose weight. Slowly.
Very cool. VERY EFFING COOL. Thanks, body.
What I have noticed, after cutting out gluten and as many sneaky ingredients that contain gluten as possible, is that if I *do* have something with gluten in it, the next day I have a headache and I feel like a useless hangover rolled up in a foggy influenza-like coma. I've never had an alcohol hangover, but now I can say I get gluten hangovers I guess. I literally can waste the whole day curled up on the couch reading, or alternately painting my nails and scrolling through Instagram, and then it's like (glances at clock) 2:52 p.m., and I realize "Hey, I should do something today besides nothing. Or maybe I could just take a nap."
But at least my NAILS look great.
|My accomplishment for today. Oh, and I totally solved world hunger.|
Well, there's still time to plant today...it's supposed to rain tomorrow and Saturday so that gives me an excuse to REALLY hang out inside and play with nail polish and cross stitch, so I suppose I should go out and try and accomplish something today besides not napping. (Yay, I didn't fall asleep? Is that a thing?)
Thanks for listening. Love to hear how any of you have overcome the weird disconnected hungover feeling that fogs up a lot of my days lately...