Status: All’s well that ends well.
Yesterday started rough but ended well. Friday evening we went out to eat and I had naked chicken wings in butter. It hit me in the midst of eating them that they were probably fried in vegetable or soybean oil before being tossed in butter. Friday night into Saturday was rough! I was dead to the world Friday night and yesterday morning. Yesterday afternoon I came totally out of it. Is it possible the veggie/soybeal oil did that? I have no idea. Up until yesterday I thought, ‘oh cool, it will be easy to do this carnivore thing in the real world.’ Now I’m sort of questioning that. Do any restaurants use real butter? I’ll have to start asking if I eat out. I do not want a repeat of Friday night!
The kids and I went to a hockey game and enjoyed ourselves, but it was temptation galore. I thought about getting two burgers to eat, and planned on it, I was hungry! When we got up to the counter though, taped to the wall was a sign saying all their products were fried in soybean oil. Eye roll! I passed on the burgers and waited to eat until we got home. It was NOT easy!
For how off I felt yesterday morning, the day got better as it went on. At bedtime I was in a great mood, felt great, and was happy with the way the day ended.
Thus far I haven’t discussed my family’s part in my carnivore journey. For now, I’m the only one doing it. My husband is trying to stay low carb, and the kids have free rein of whatever’s in the house at this point—mostly healthy stuff now that the Christmas cookies are gone. Still, when we were out, I bought the kids standard fair stuff at the hockey game, cheesesteak, fries, etc. I’m not happy about it—it’s a mom fail in my opinion—but I’m not ready to take it on yet.
My husband and I were just discussing our kids diets before the game. His older son is not picky, he’ll eat any vegetable, or try just about any food out there. My husband said he grew up in his garden with him. My husband loves to cook. He’s always had a garden, and when his older son was little he was right there in the garden next to dad. He’d pick veggies off the plants and eat them right there. That’s just the way it was. They’re both still the same way today. His younger son is more like my two.
My kids were fed very differently. I don’t want to get into a lot of personal details, but I think they very likely ate way too much sugar, in all its various forms. My kids are constantly hungry and want to pick. I think my kids are constantly struggling against insulin crashes and get hungry very frequently. My stepson doesn’t seem to ever be hungry. People talk about kids ‘formative’ years. Aside from behavior, I think their ‘native’ appetites and eating habits are formed then also. I could be totally wrong about this, but it makes sense to me!
I want my kids to be healthy, but it almost seems cruel to me to inflict the nightmare of withdrawal on a child. Even more bothersome is the thought of letting them go as they are. ….. I’m shaking my head. How do I undo something that I have no control over every other weekend and over the summer? And if I buy enough meet now to keep them satisfied, with how much they currently eat… I’d go broke! This is a huge area of struggle for me. I’ll no doubt be revisiting this issue once my own carnivore journey is set in stone.
- Breakfast – Shrimp in butter.
- Lunch – Hard boiled eggs.
- Dinner – Pork tenderloin.
Changes (1 negative, 10 positive):
- Sleep – 9 – I slept great last night
- Energy – 6 – Yesterday morning was a train wreck. I was so tired. It got better as the day went on, but not before a long nap.
- Mood – 7 – When I got up my mood was horrible. I was so tired it was crazy. A few things happened that set me off and I just spiraled downward. The day ended well though in a steady positive mood.
- Cravings – 7 – Phew. I can’t believe I made it through the hockey game without giving up carnivore. It was the most tempting environment thus far. The smells and foods were insane. Sitting next to my kids while they enjoyed french fries and nachos was borderline unbearable. I did it though! Didn’t cave!
- Vision – 9 – No noticeable changes.
- Teeth – 9 – Clean.
- Skin – No noticeable changes.
- Hair – No noticeable changes.
- Weight – 118 – My weight is moving slowly, but my clothes are fitting much better. My ‘tight’ jeans are getting loose on my thighs and shins.
- Digestion, Belly – 9 – Feelin’ good!
- Digestion, Gas – 9 – Feelin’ good!
- Digestion, Poop – 9 – Feelin’ good!
- Light-Headedness – 9 – Still lingering.
Lord, thank you for getting me through the day yesterday and ending it on a high note. I needed it! It’s been going so well so far and Saturday morning it felt like I crashed and burned! Thanks for turning the day around!
I’m looking forward to church today. Please bless our pastor as he brings us your message. Love you Lord.
In Jesus name.