The Octopus Will Lose a Leg
My TOPS group is starting a contest next week where we all get these CUTE yarn octopi and if we gain weight we have to cut off a leg. The humanity! The brutality! Think of all the yarn blood that will be shed. lol. Seriously, though, the idea of doing that to a poor, defenseless yarn octopus makes me sad. I was so looking forward to having an intake yarn buddy when I was all done with this contest. However, I’m sitting here 8 pounds up from my low, so I’m 100% sure that my octopus will lose a limb on Monday. WTF am I up 8 pounds again? Did I cheat? Fuck no. Then I might actually be enjoying myself. Actually, I’ve been SICK. I ate something that turned out to be an allergen for me and I’ve been all hivey and puffy. My blood pressure and blood sugar have gone up. There have been some GI issues, too. I’m still just feeling like crawling in a freaking hole and dying. Do I know what I ate specifically that caused this – no, so I can’t even pinpoint what I need to avoid. Do I want to go through this again because I do a test on the individual foods I consumed that day? Hell to the *F* no! I’d rather just not ever eat anything that was on the menu that day ever again. I’ve never been this sick from an allergy attack. I have had the hives, I have had the GI distress, I’ve had the fatigue, etc – but not all the fuck at once! Add 8 pounds of water weight (can you say HUGE systemic inflammation!?) to all that and I just want to kill something. Yesterday I wanted that to be me. My children have seen me cry more in the last 48 hours than all of the last year. So, yes, I am going to be very sad to reduce my octopus by a leg this coming week, but this hurt me a lot more than it will hurt him. Her. Whatever.
So, I’m hoping to be all better ASAP. Other than hauling my own fat ass around I haven’t been able to do bodyweight in a few days – there goes my New Year’s Resolution, guess I’ll just go off the rails and eat my weight in Ben N Jerry’s. NOT. lol. Even being sick isn’t an excuse to go off plan. That would have made this all so much worse. I’m sure that those 8 pounds will leave quickly once I’m all better. God, I hope so. Don’t make little Timmy lose any more legs!
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