Sounds like it has been a big week for everyone.
Nevrdoinitagain-sorry about your father, hope that eating a traditional food helped you in your healing/remembering.
Vaquitita-great job on your goal weight! And making it through eating the foods you set out to eat. I hope your birth will be enjoyable and that you will have great energy!
Alireb-congrats on the new pregnancy, hopefully your ms will dissipate quickly.
I am very thankful to those of you who post your daily diets in detail.
I have had a tough week. I got AF, then I had to travel for 2.5 days. I managed to make decent food choices (I brought some food with me), Breakfeast at home eggs, coffee w 1/2 and 1/2, half an avocado, lunch
rosciutto wrapped asparagus (6oz of meat), snack:coconut mi8lk kefir smoothie with mixed berries and half a banana. For dinner I had breaded and fried chicken livers, a small field greens salad and a small bowl of crab soup with broth from scratch, and a serving of dark chocolate. I IF'd for 16 hrs and then went for a run. I snacked before lunch because I knew I couldn't make it another hr without food: organic beef jerky and a serving of plantain chips. For lunch I had coffee w' cream, and a seared tuna salad with vinaigrette, blue cheese and bacon. Dinner: beef and cheese from a philly cheese steak sandwich, didn't eat the bread. Then at 10 pm when we were driving home ( a 3 hr drive) I got the incredible urge to snack and eat salty food, I ate a bit of cheese, beef jerky, plaintain chips (prob 2 servings or 40 g carbs), and small serving of dark chocolate.
I got home and weighed myself and I had gained 4 lbs during the past week. I feel heavier and I don't like it. I don't know if I am feeling like snacking because of emotional eating or if I am not having enough fat. My goal when I started was just trying to cut grains and eat more paleo, get myself moving more and hoped that I would drop a couple lbs so my clothes would be a little looser, but I have stuck to those goals and gained more weight.
It is especially frustrating to me because after I had my first child I dropped a ton of weight (did SCD and a couple other special diets) and could eat anything I wanted and stayed a weight that I was very happy with.
I guess it is time to really track my calories and where they are going. Perhaps something more drastic is needed, like quitting dairy, which I am sensitive to. But, I have 3 weeks of traveling on the road for work in September and it is going to be very stressful. I will have my 16 mo with me, I am working, and we are in 3 different cities. I have no idea if my hotel rooms will have a refrigerator (I will have a cooler). I tend to overeat when I travel because of the 'big unknown', what if I am hungry in 5 hrs and I have no food with me or am nowhere near a good restaurant?
Sorry for the big rant
I'm stressed and frustrated. And not looking forward to traveling.