Okay, so I didn’t even make it a full 24 hours before I fell off the no-gluten, no-eggs, no-dairy, no-corn, no-soy, no-sugar, no-peanuts wagon. Aaaaarrrgh.

I can cut out sugar and artificial sweeteners pretty well.  I haven’t purchased processed sugar for about six months now.  I don’t do most forms of corn due to my UC and cut out most soy a while ago.  I can even avoid the gluten and peanuts pretty well.  But eggs and dairy… those are my downfall.

I grew up in family that had ice cream on a daily basis.  I am almost positive that I have dairy sensitivity (and have since I was a baby and threw up my formula all over my mom for months), but I just can’t seem to give it up entirely.  I can skip ice cream (sacrilegious as that seems).  I can substitute almond milk pretty easily.  But why do you have to take my yogurt and cheese from me??

Eggs, on the other hand, I simply enjoy eating and find easy to prepare. Fortunately, I don’t believe those are a trigger for me, so I should get them back… if I ever make it through the initial 21-day phase of this diet.

For now, I’m going to put this back on the shelf.  I’m going to be moving soon and there’s far too little I can do to control my diet some days.  I’ll still try to keep it as clean as I can, but I’m not going to stress the little stuff until I get settled.

This isn’t admitting defeat… it’s regrouping so I have a more defensible position.

Alright, so I’ve decided to try it.  I’m going to cut out the Sensitive Seven (gluten, dairy, eggs, peanuts, soy, corn, and sugar/ artificial sweeteners).  On top of it, I normally don’t eat pork or shellfish.  Time to see if I can eat affordably and healthily without any of those things.  Not only that, but will it help me lose those last stubborn pounds that linger in spite of my healthy habits?

Here’s where I get to expose myself to the world.  I’m 5’9″ and I weigh 155 pounds.  My waist is 28.25″ and my hips *gulp* are 38.25″.  I’ll measure again at the end of the 21 days.  I’ll also see if I start feeling better.

Today, I had a Beachbody Shakeology shake with almond milk for breakfast.  I had a banana and trail mix (no peanuts, sugar, etc) for snack.  Lunch was a brown rice cake and carrot sticks with chai tea (no sweetener and no latte).  I’ll have an apple for snack and plan to have an Odwalla Berry smoothie for dinner.  (Not enough protein, I know, but I have limited kitchen access for a few days).  I worked out this morning.

I didn’t get the timing right, though.  I didn’t eat within an hour of waking up because I was working out.  I haven’t been timing my drinking right… and I’m low on ounces of water.  I’m still going to stick with this… at least for now.