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I knew I was getting a little off track. Vacation, visiting relatives, stress of settling back into routines, my son's new and tempting gluten-free snacks... it all added up. My scale and my cravings are telling me I was further off-track than I thought I was.
The last two days have been good though. I've avoided the gluten-free snacks, finally, with some creativity. (I now see how hard it must be sometimes to avoid wheat, for those of you who aren't made terribly and instantly ill by it) I've cut the sugar back out, that's been hard. My cocoa-raja tea with veg. glycerine in it helps quite a bit with the sugar cravings (1 tsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp raja's cup herbal coffee substitute, steeped in a tea ball or bag in hot water for 3 minutes, add about 3 tsp glycerine and a little rice milk...yumm). I also found a new treat that helps me with the avoid cravings for his snacks; it's not grain free, but certainly better than giving in. Unsalted rice crackers with a little almond butter, topped with a small bit of all fruit preserves. It's kind of my peanut butter and jelly, and very tasty...plus it's much more sophisticated than a PB&J if you ask me.
Short and sweet, eh? I'm doing well otherwise, life is good.