Category: Melissa's Earlier Blogs
Today I ate breakfast and dinner, but I never quite found time for lunch. That was still an improvement, and I'm getting a healthy appetite back.
My jog didn't work out so well, I hadn't eaten enough, didn't make it very far, and felt a little faint afterward. It still seemed to help with my stress-in a way-but I didn't go about it right. I may have lost as much weight now as the baby weighs, but he sure felt heavy pushing that stroller up the hill!
I went out to a relative's house for dinner, and I was a pretty good girl. Turkey, green salad, blueberries... Some avoids have crept into my diet the last couple days, but now I'm starting to turn that around. That's exactly how I fell away from the diet before, and I'm determined not to do that again. I wonder if eating avoids after illness-related weight loss doesn't do more damage than at other times, it seems like your body is ready to absorb anything you put into it and put it into storage... I need to be more careful.
The supplements and protein powder have helped me quite a bit lately. When I eat enough of the right foods, they don't seem as necessary, but they've been very necessary lately. Thanks for reading my brief blog! Goodnight!
Sometimes when I'm stressed I eat too much, lately it's been the opposite case. Yesterday I didn't get my roast started early enough, and didn't prepare a lunch because I was preparing the vegetables for the roast. So I had pineapple juice with the protein powder in it. It seemed to get me through ok. I usually can manage a couple eggs in the morning, but some mornings my tummy is so rumbly (from stress) that I don't dare eat much or feel like cooking. So a couple mornings this week I've just drank some sip right or sparkling water and taken some supplements until I get past that feeling. I take the polyflora, fucus, and deflect, just in case it's got something to do with h. pylori coming back to haunt me.
I think I'm going to pack the baby in his stroller and jog up the hill again. I haven't jogged for more than a week now, and it's been a tough week. It will be harder with the stroller, but I'm sure it will be effective. I think exercise is the only thing that will help me unwind a bit.
ha! I almost typed unwide, instead of unwind, I suppose it will help with that too! Make me a little more narrow?
This weekend I ventured out to my favorite Thai restaurant, and found quite a few good things with no (or few?) avoids. Egg Flower soup...it's soooo good there. When I asked if it was thickened with wheat the waitress said that she didn't think they had any wheat flour in the kitchen, but she double-checked. Very cool. I avoided the curries, all made with coconut milk, and had some beef with vegetables and a little rice. It was all so good. Since it was my birthday though, I had my favorite dessert: mango with sweet rice. The rice is like a pudding made with coconut cream. It tasted great, but I could feel a difference after eating it. The other food energized me, the dessert made me feel quite tired. Better than cake, though! I did buy a cake mix with only a couple non-secretor avoids in it (tapioca flour and sugar), but I didn't get around to making it. Maybe it will last until my next birthday! I've never been a huge fan of cake. Brownies, on the other hand, if i weren't a secretor I'd make them every few weeks.
For all you secretors out there, the trick I found for brownies is to use Sweet (glutinous) Rice Flour. It isn't sweet, and doesn't contain gluten, but it makes a better brownie than wheat flour. Use a recipe that calls for cocoa powder, because then you don't need much of any type of flour.
I did a search on TypeBase, I put in the search term of non-secretor, and I searched by type O. That way it showed all the foods for Os that have different values for non-secretors.
It turned up 115 differences in values between secretors and non-secretors.
There are 58 foods only secretors can have.
Then 41 neutral vs. beneficial differences
And finally only 16 foods that only non-secretors can have (I think they're all neutral for us):
Avocado - yummy
Catfish - never tried it
Coconut Oil - surprising, too bad we can't have coconut milk too.
Goose Egg - never tried it
Lentils (all types) - pretty good stuff, lentil soup with greens is good
MSG - surprising, one fewer food additive to look out for I guess
Mushrooms (domestic button type) - yummy
Mustard Greens - never tried them
Nutmeg - yummy, get your own nutmeg grater, surprisingly good on Italian food or soups.
Pinto Bean - good, I used to eat them all the time
Quail Egg - I like these okay, I can only find the canned type around here.
Quail - they're too cute, I'm not sure I could eat them
Salmon Roe - uh, never tried it
Turtle - never tried it
Now my task is to find a treat that includes some of these, for times when I feel sorry for my non-secretor-ism. I tried making an egg tortilla (similar to an omelette), then I put refried pinto beans, ground beef with Taco Dust on it (Taco Dust has no avoids, fillers, or preservatives), then some fresh salsa, lime juice and avocado slices on top. The egg tortilla was ok, but it probably would have been just as good without it. The rest was tasty. I'd love to find a o-nonnie gluten-free tortilla that works out well, but I haven't found one yet. I have a tortilla maker that I haven't used for years, but it's nice, if I could think of a good reason to dust it off. I've heard that mesquite pod flour makes good tortillas, but it's an unknown and an iffy one at that, not that I've ever gotten hold of any.
I can't believe I survived my eating out adventure last night. We went to a Japanese Steakhouse. I asked them to not use soy sauce, so everything they made at our table was fine, but I wasn't sure about the premade sauces, so I only had a little of the mustard sauce. I also had salad dressing. I was sure there was something that would make me sick, but when I got home I took some deflect and cut up a fresh pineapple. That helped. I did have some dairy and for the first time I noticed a reaction to it. I had been having some trouble with my ears due to inflamed eustacian tubes. That started up again after dinner. I could even feel some discomfort in my eustacian tubes. I'm doing better today, but a bit stuffy.
Before I got my blood type tested I thought I was a B, because I didn't think I had any trouble with dairy, and I did react badly to chicken. Going on the type O diet got rid of my chicken reaction.
I'm so tired. I haven't gotten much sleep all week, or eaten much. Last night I had a free-range beef patty and some carrots, then some black cherry juice with sparkling water. I'm still not particularly excited about food or cooking, even though I feel better. I guess my focus is on other things, but I need to eat more.
I am getting a couple cool things for my birthday. I just went and shopped for myself this year since it's been a hectic month for everyone, and I actually felt like shopping. (I'm usually not interested in shopping) I 'will be' getting a pressure cooker and a nice food processor from Costco. The food processor will be fun to play with! I don't know why I've never gotten one before. I guess because I never knew anyone who used theirs. But this one is mostly dishwasher safe, so I should be able to use it quite often. (I don't stay very far ahead on the hand-washing of dishes) Now I need to figure out all the things I want to make with it... Sweet potato oven fries, salsa...my mind is suddenly blank. It comes with a cookbook I have a friend who eats only raw foods, and uses hers all the time. She probably has some ideas.
I'm not going raw, of course, but I need to eat more raw. I always tell my husband that my diet should be raw + a steak. That's simplifying it a bit, but if I use that as my general goal, I get closer to my ideal. I like thinking of it that way, then I feel like it's an indulgence when I cook a veggie, rather than feeling picked on because I can't eat bread.
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