In no particular order…
I’m 95% sure it has made a significant difference in my wrist + elbow pain! Huzzah! Now to enter to reintroduction phase and see what comes back.
Food I missed the most: peanut butter, a slice of bread with breakfast or midnight snack or bowl of soup, oatmeal and honey.
Food I haven’t thought about at all: most fast food options.
Food I’ve been slightly tempted by but felt content to resist: sweets (except for my niece’s birthday party where I desperately wanted a few Oreos).
We’ve gotten incredibly creative with how we cook eggs in the morning. John makes “potato toast” and we almost always add avocado or salsa to however we’re making the eggs that day.
I’ll admit the extra food prep and clean up has been tiresome.
They talk about how much energy you should be having, and maybe that would be true for me if I didn’t have a 5 month old, a 3 year old, and if I wasn’t getting up in the middle of the night to pump. :)
John has been THE BEST in doing it with me and in being super supportive.
One of the hardest parts at first was not eating Anna’s unfinished grilled cheeses.
Favorite recipe: Healthy Zuppa Toscana
It forced me to stretch myself in the kitchen which was fun.
Wowzers the grocery bill. That’s all I’ll say.
I like cooking with coconut milk. I forgot how much I love sweet potatoes. I ate a lot of grapes. Sadly, I don’t like almond butter. Thankful for store-bought-no-sugar salsa.
The above mentioned niece’s birthday party was where I realized happily that I could say No to something and hear the responses of friends and family and world not fall apart. It can be done in public spaces, is what I’m saying.
I learned that one should never eat too many cashews. Take my word for it.
Keep salad vinegar on hand for your homemade potato wedges and it’ll take it to a whole new level.
I’m excited and thankful to have my discomfort alleviated a little bit! Praying for wisdom and clarity as we add foods back.