In case anyone was wondering what happens when your main diet consists of potatoes and bread, let me tell you. You gain weight at an alarming rate! Each time I go to the doctor's office, the nurse has to slide the bar a little bit further to the right. This past time was the furthest it's ever been in my entire life. So far, I have gained a whopping 15 pounds...seems a little fishy since I'm referring to this time period as "my cleanse". I'd like to think that some of the weight gain is water retention, or maybe the steroids, but I think not. I'm quite sure that a diet high in carbohydrates will do this to you. My face is now delightfully round with less visible cheekbones.
This too, is temporary...and, it's better than the alternative.
I will think of this as part of my metamorphosis, just like
The Hungry Caterpillar,
who eats and eats and eats and eats....
but then emerges into a beautiful butterfly
a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.