And of course as soon as I tell you I'm doing great with the Quantified Diet, I detour. (I'll call it detouring, rather than "falling off the wagon", because, you see, I was never off the wagon, it just took the scenic route for an hour or so.) Watching TV last night, the chocolate craving that had been whispering in the back of my head all afternoon, got louder and louder. FINE! I said, and finished off the six remaining Trader Joe's caramel truffles.
- I reported yesterday that I am pleased I get to eat whole-grain bread and drink wine on the Whole Foods plan. However, I must admit, I feel guilty and like a cheater, especially with the bread, because low-carb principles have been gospel to me for a long time, no matter how closely I followed them or how far I strayed. Starches are THE ENEMY!
- While I keep insisting that the aim is to be healthy, not to lose weight, nevertheless I still hope that I will lose a fair amount of pounds. Just, you know, as a side effect instead.
- Questioning assumptions continues to be fun. What does "whole food" mean? What is "processed"? Is this sausage within the lines? How about the Turkish dried apricots? How important is it to keep fresh foods unaltered? Does making a stew ruin it all?
- I feel like I have more energy. Not sure if that is because I am eating more fresh foods or because it is the first flush of a new year and new plans. Today I kept getting up and DOING things instead of sitting back down. And then I sat back down and STILL DID MORE THINGS (namely, homework).