Hola happy people! I've missed blogging and it's great to be back after the nearly debilitating brush with processed food/sugar overdose/alcohol. I feel great this week, and after a two week rest from food introductions I've made the leap to another nightshade, paprika. I may never forgive eggplant for making me feel so super shitty, but I have a fresh perspective on the remaining food addition items and am going to give a couple of the failures another shot.
First, the results on day three of paprika = clear. No reaction whatsoever, and I have used quite a bit of it since not having a reaction to the first ingestion on Saturday. I just want to be sure I'm clear, hear me? So yes, I have stopped just short of rubbing on my skin by rubbing it on a pork roast, then steaks, and finally chicken. I think I've covered the items I want to use paprika on, and no reaction. Oh happy day!
Second, I've decided to give cashews, pistachios (separately) and grass fed milk another go. Maybe I'm too stubborn for my own good, but if I can't have dairy I'd like to have cashews to make pretend cream sauces (they are SO GOOD! if you haven't tried them and can tolerate cashews please do). But, because I grow increasingly weary of frigging coconut milk, I have to try grass fed milk again. I know, big sigh, I imagine you see some writing on the wall - well, I refuse to see it just yet. Lord knows I've been patient, and I think that even if I can't add milk when I try it this time, I will probably try it again! Not until much, much later, but - it's hard to give up on this one, for me at least.
Third, best news EVER, my weight has stabilized a bit, and my average is now hovering around the 147 mark. I can live with that. I have lived with that! I went shopping with Mrs. Jenn the other day and she threatened me with physical violence to get me to try on a pair of size 8 Pixie Pants at Old Navy; I had tried on a 12 last year and they were so tight that I couldn't button them, so I was leery at best. Well, I tried them on. They felt odd because I was wearing running shorts and the waistband was thick, but I bought them anyway. Washed and wore them yesterday and guess what? They fit! They weren't tight, they looked adorbs and damn it I should have had someone take a picture. Next time.
Here's a snippet of my reintro schedule for the next few weeks: