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Wow......well, I've decided that if I'm going to continue blogging something has to change. I'm devoting 100% of my eating habits & life to the diet but hardly any of my computer time. Funny thing is, I'm on the computer a lot! I think I get "stage fright" as in "Oh but I have nothing interesting to say" or "but I can't talk about that, they want to hear about food." Well, if I try to blog daily or even weekly, like I'm supposed to, I don't think it will be a problem. So, starting today, I'm going to try to give you all a break down of what I'm eating & any news of my personal life if there is any. SOunds simple but why did it take me this long to figure it out?
First of all, I was extremely busy this October. I had the huge LIRR test where I had to write out 50 out of 151 definitions verbatim, word for word. Of course, no one knew what one's those would be so I had to study like crazy for 4 weeks. One "and" written down instead of an "or" & the whole answer would be wrong - that's 2 points. Less than an 80% & you fail, you don't get to continue with the training & no LIRR assistant conductorship for you! Good news is, I passed! Got a 98%. So now my only pain is finding shoes for the classes b/c there's all these regulations working for the government & even though I'm not on a train yet, none of the shoes I own meet their stringent regulations. SOOOOOOO ANNOYING!!!! Well, I do love shopping so it's not that big a problem.
Let's see here, Sunday night, not so good diet wise. My salmon sausages from Whole Foods had too much pepper in them. So, I had an all wheat organic english muffin w/ earth balance & blackberry jam instead. The O thought the salmon was out of this world though. :-) Later at the party, I had half a cup of coffee & half a cup of Dunkin Donuts vanillia chai tea mixed. Definately too sweet & I'm sure the milk wasn't soy or rice. I had a donut w/ orange frosting too. & a piece of BANANA (AVOID for A cake a friend made. It's so hard to not hurt people's feeling when they've gone to a lot of trouble & eat healthy.........It wouldn't have been so bad if we didn't go to DD afterwards. The pumpkins we carved at our friend's house came out really well! Mine's the bat if you want to take a look at the link here....(just cut & paste if it's not working) http://188.8.131.52:8084/bolo/albumItem.php?albumID=47
The morning got off much better today with a Quercetin vitamin after my lemon water. (Quercetin is best on an empty stomach, just like the warm lemon water) Half an hour later for breakfast, I had two egg whites w/ mozzerella cheese & 2 slices of manna bread - all beneficial. Then I put some DELICIOUS spread on the toasted bread, both from Whole Foods. One extremely tastely & spicey one is the Horseradish Cheddar by Trempherbe made in Maine. It does have vinegar as ingredient 6 as well as the ambiguous "spices" as ingredient 9 but it sure is tastey & Horseradish is beneficial for us AB's. Hopefully the avoids are small enough amounts to not slow down my metabolism too much or agglutinate that many cells :-) Everything in moderation as Dr. D says (as well as several others...:-D)
The second spread was a black olive spread which I'm hoping are Greek olives since those are neutral for AB's as opposed to all other olives which are avoids. It says on it "Imported Delicacy from the Adriatic - Olives for this paste are found exclusively on the island Solta." Sounds Greek to me! The bigger letters in green say Dalmatia Black Olive Tapenade made of Ground Solta Red Olives, Sea Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Let's just keep our fingers crossed that they are made of the big greek olives b/c it sure was tastey this morning!!! Certainly gave me a jump start!!!
Then I had a tiny bit of water to wash down my North American Pharmcal Blood Type vitamins. & a piece of celery while I've been typing this. Dr.D's vitamin's are FANTASTIC!!! I'll have to write more about them tomorrow.