So it was 84 Days of Health, minus 1 day for Christmas, and then another for our Anniversary Max Brenner and box of chocolates!! (By the way, I only ate 1 of the 3 James bought me - and the other 2 are stashed away... for... some other day... ;)).
James thinks I should scrap the 'days' thing, and just be a healthy person all the time, and I'm seriously contemplating it! Have I mentioned how much clearer my skin as been? I've always refused to pay any attention to the 'chocolate isn't good for your skin' thing, but I gotta admit my skin's been great since I started this!!
My health days were getting super, SUPER easy, but since our Anniversary it's been a lot harder to stick to!! Ah Max Brenner!!! I made chocolate brownies for family dinner on Sunday night, and I really, really wanted some. I acted cool though (of course) and was all good, but the fact that the 3 leftovers were still sitting in our fridge untouched by yesterday (after 2 full days of opportunity for James to eat them!), started killing me and I asked him to eat those 'awesomely delicious' brownies asap so I could stop thinking how ridiculous it was that he had such amazing brownies to his name and they were going untouched!!! I must admit it's not exactly points to my cooking skills that I can so confidently proclaim them 'delicious' and 'amazing' - Betty Crocker had a lot to do with it!! ;) (Her triple choc fudge brownies mix, I can't get past it... mmmm.....).
But the benefits still outweigh my wishing I could eat chocolate. So again, glad I'm sticking to this thing!! And I really think I'll keep a lot of it up after baby comes, because I'll be wanting to lose the baby weight, and keep feeling healthy and strong for the recovery. By the way, I should mention my weight gain all but stopped about 38 days ago - BIG benefit!! With Maggie I was out of control weight gaining, and with Ana I was a little better, but not this good. So yes. Still here. Still healthy. I just (along with every other woman in the world) wish chocolate could be that awesome and be amazingly good for you!!!
Oh wait, before I go - one non-benefit: I'm pretty low in calcium - not getting that glass of milk in every block that I was before, and it's affecting me. There was the broken toe thing, and my nails are chipping and breaking like crazy. I told James it was because of no chocolate, but he thinks it's because I'm pregnant.. scoff...sigh...