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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day 19 December 30th

            I woke up and hour later than usual this morning, or at least I tried to do that.   I kept waking up every ten minutes because my brain hates me and it hates sleep.  I went to work for about 3 hours and came home and chilled, watched TV and played with the baby and the girl until 2:30.  My daughter insists on riding on me for some reason and now my knees and back hurt, it was fun though.  My mom picked us up to go to Fort Worth to see the nutritionist and my granny.  We dropped my wife and kids off at granny’s house and went to see Toni, the aforementioned nutritionist.  According to her scale I’ve lost 11 pounds since December 7th, when I last saw her (initially, if you remember, my scale wouldn’t go high enough for me to measure any of that on my own).  She seemed pretty happy about that.
            We talked about supplements and foods I can and can’t have, tortillas are okay, in small amounts, cheddar cheese is not (that’s cool, I like mozzarella).  The weird chocolate bar that I’ve been eating every now and then is good too (I guess I could post a picture, look to your right, unless you're on your phone in which case I don't know where the picture is going to be).  Goat’s milk is better for you, “Mary’s Gone Cracker” and nut thins are okay, and somehow I have to find healthy sunflower and pumpkin seeds.  She gave me a new cleanse that is supposed to kill the thing inside of me that’s making me hungry and feeling like crap.  She was happy about me quitting the Prozac and muscle relaxers, although she also seemed concerned about me quitting cold turkey (sorry, that’s just how I do things).  We talked about how I still feel awful and don’t have any energy, but she’s assured me that if I give this a couple more months and cleanses to kill the candida (the bad thing inside of me) I’ll feel awesome (it’s worth a try, because nothing else I’ve tried has helped, fingers crossed).  She seemed pleased that I’m not that hungry anymore and told me that that is what’s supposed to happen when your blood sugar balances out or something to that effect.  She also did say that she hopes she can convince me to start exercising and believes that once I get into a routine I’ll love it (we shall see about that).
            We went to the Sunflower Shoppe after the appointment to get some new healthy junk (I wonder if they sell sunflower seeds, I didn’t even think to look, maybe next time)
            Then we went to pick up granny and the wife and kids to go out to eat, which is always a challenge on this diet and also I don’t like to do it because I don’t trust restaurants to tell the truth about their ingredients (that sentence was too long).  We ate a Zoe’s Kitchen and I had a tossed Greek salad, hold the pita bread, pasta, onions, other onions, and peppers.  It was basically romaine lettuce with grilled chicken, feta cheese and cucumbers after I destroyed it by holding everything.  Then we came home and started watching a movie which I fell asleep during even though it was an awesome movie (Cowboys and Aliens), I feel like I’m starting to get sick, sore throat and congestion. That sucks

Eric Anderson

P.S. Here’s what I ate on Day 19:
Breakfast: same as everyday (I still love it though)
Lunch: Quesadillas w/ cheddar cheese (whoops) and corn tortilla.  One of those weird chocolate bars that I was talking about
Dinner: Zoe’s Kitchen’s tossed Greek salad w/o all the good stuff

P.P.S. Here’s a list of supplements I’m now taking:
Source Naturals’ Life Force Multiple w/o iron
Source Naturals’ Ultra-Mag (which she told me to increase because I’m larger than the average person the instructions were made for)
Solaray’s Niacin
Source Naturals’ Gaba
Country Life’s Taurine
St. Joseph’s aspirin
Here's a basic list of the stuff I can and can't have
Cleanse Max (cleanse I’ve been on since day one, it will run out on day 30, and I’ll start the new cleanse)


  1. oh snap, you have candida?? That. SUCKS. If you stick to the diet, though, and can kill it off you are going to drop GOBS of weight. I know a girl who struggles with candida and she can't breastfeed her babies...yadda yada, so she has to do the candida diet....seriously she wasted away in, like, two months. She carried around crackers and peanut butter...or hummus, i don't remember. There are a lot of good candida diet friendly recipes out there, though. I found one for chicken and rice, it was awesome. I went no sugar for a while. It sucked big ones, but then it was fine. I had never felt better in my life. sugar is the devil. Watch out for salad dressings though, because you can't have vinegar either. Good luck!!

  2. Hey Amy, yes my nutritionist believes that I have candida, but I haven't been actually tested as tests for things are expensive. I'm going to try this out for a while and see if it helps because why not? I added a chart/list of foods I can and can't have, on this particular diet, above. She actually encourages vinegar so I'm not sure where that's coming from. I actually have no idea what this thing is and I'm only going on what she's told me. She helped my mom though so we'll see. I'll look into the vinegar thing. thanks for reading.

  3. Congrats on the 11lb weight loss! Way to go Eric! Seems like a lot to keep up with. Are you able to find the foods you can eat locally or do you have to go out of town. Why is it that its so expensive to eat healthy?!