I realize I don't have any pictures for today, oh well, maybe next time. I was too busy being black fly food outside on the first truly beautiful weekend, which happened to be a long weekend! (I am literally covered in bites from head to feet. Short term discomfort to not expose myself to the chemicals in bug spray, worth it!)
I am now testing the big 4. Ok, I will test 3 of the big 4 now and one later in June when I am done traveling. I don't want to risk a gluten reaction while on the road!
First up sugar. Since I have been living mostly sugar free, I admit to not being in a huge hurry to test this one. We can all agree sugar is just not that good for you. However, being able to have things that have a little sugar is helpful, so I tried it. I passed sugar.
Next up was soy. I would have bet this would have been fine and I would have been wrong. After 2 days of soy milk, my gut hurt, I had hot flashes, it was rather unpleasant. Fortunately the worst of it only lasted a few hours (slightly miserable hours because I was awake at 6 with stomach pain). Soy is out but since it is in everything I may accidentally get some small trace amounts, and I hope I am ok with that. I will do my best to avoid it.
Today is day 67 . . . it is hard to believe that much time has passed. I have lost 10 lbs and 2 inches.
I have lost the potato, tomato and soy challenges.
I can eat corn, peppers and sugar.
I still have to test: dairy, gluten, potatoes again, strawberries and oatmeal (I had removed it).
With my traveling (conference in Chicago next weekend, BAR two weeks after), it is going to be July before I am done.