Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lactagen User Trial Diary: Day 20(ish)

Ok so I'm away from my handy little chart that tells me what day I'm on but I think its around day 20 somewhere. Bottom line is that I'm up to 1L scoop in the mornings with breakfast and 4L scoops with dinner. Taking the Lactagen with breakfast is tricky for me since I don't sit and eat breakfast at home. I usually get something here at work - so that means I have to take a nice little vial of white powder into my office each morning and mix it with my water. I'm waiting for DEA to show up at my door.

I hadn't had any issues starting the Lactagen with breakfast -- until today. This afternoon I had some typical LI symptoms... bloating, pain and some diarrhea (so fun at work). I think a fair amount of the problem is that I'm now on a carb-free diet with a strict menu so that each meal is spelled out for you. Today's lunch was pastrami slices with cheese so I had 1 slice of American and 2 of Swiss. I did take Lactaid however, but I'm really not sure how Lactaid interacts with the whole Lactagen program. I'm don't know if it messes everything up or what. Perhaps I should call customer service and ask... I'll do that this evening. Ideally I would not be on this diet right now but I have to be in a swimsuit in 10 days people - drastic times... drastic times.

I'll post back in a few days....

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My Commandments

I was responding to a friend's email this morning and cited one of my own personal "commandments". I figured that would make a nifty blog post, so here ... in no particular order ... are my 10 Commandments. (I'm quite sure there are more than 10 but these are the first ones that came to mind!)

1) Thou shalt never pass up an amazing sale

2) Thou shalt never leave thy home looking like a mug shot

3) Use of Spandex shall be confined to undergarments and swimwear

4) Thy perfect-fitting pair of jeans shall be deemed “worth it” no matter the cost

5) Thou shall not raid thy daughter’s closet – ever.

6) Diane von Furstenberg and Nanette Lepore shall do no wrong

7) Thou shalt not ever be too old to wear heels – at least on occasion

8) Thou shalt never dye thy hair to the point of “helmet head” as thou age

9) Honor thy jewelry-giving husband

10) Thou shalt understand thy age and dress appropriately therefore