Category: Linda's Earlier Blogs
One of our local mainstream grocery stores has built a huge ‘health food’ section. I was enjoying perusal of the shelves. I succumbed to an impulse to by a bag of spelt pretzels. I haven’t had spelt pretzels for a very long time. When I ate like a secretor, I would buy them by the case from Vitaspelt. But I stopped doing that when I decided to treat all grains as avoids. I overindulged and ate two servings worth Tuesday night after chorus rehearsal. I was up a pound the next morning. You know something? Those pretzels don’t taste as good as they used to. I think I’ll just toss the rest of the bag.
Ack! It’s a gray, foggy day. I think the sky was the brightest about 8:00am today. Pretty gloomy. So far today, I had my naughty cup of coffee. Then I drank my membrane fluidizer cocktail. Did some walking on the treadmill. The S-I belt is helping quite a bit to keep the pain down. Ate a couple of eggs for lunch. Don’t know what hubby is planning for dinner. Too early to tell.
Took daughter out shopping this afternoon. Only spent thirty dollars on her. I got off pretty easy this time. She wanted Waikiki Meatballs for dinner, so we went ahead and bought the ingredients while we were out. Ground beef, green pepper, cracker crumbs (avoid), onions, canned pineapple chunks, vinegar and brown sugar (another avoid). Put this over rice, and it is a very filling meal.
Found some spelt pretzels at the grocery store, and bought them on impulse. I’m supposed to be staying away from grains. I should be able to make them last quite awhile. The bag said one serving is 20 pretzels. I don’t think I had nearly that many today.
I’m not doing very well at eating my large meal early. I think it’s going to be day by day. If I can get a couple days of early meals in a week to start, it will be okay.
So goes another Sunday ramble.
Honestly, I did not intend for a whole week to go by without blogging. But, here it is Thursday again. I’d best get to it.
Last Friday I had my first appointment with a Nutritional Therapist. She is actually my Pilates instructor who recently got certified in nutritional therapy; so I’m letting her get some experience on me. Even though I follow the BTD pretty religiously, I sure have some bad habits that glared out from the results of her initial interview and examination.
First of all, is the timing of my meals. I tend to eat the bulk of my food toward the end of the day. In fact, most of the time it is after noon before I get to my first meal. Then, because of our stores not even closing till 7:00 PM, it is usually 8:30 before we get our large meal of the day. Now, if it were completely up to me, I’d find a way to reverse this. I could arrange to eat a larger meal at noon, and then taper down from there. But I can’t get my family to change for me. They are used to it this way. Hubby is the cook. So, anyway, I have changed it so that I do get some nourishment by mid-morning. I have begun taking the Membrane Fluidizer Cocktail again. I decided on this, because I am low on EFA's. I shake it up when I wake up, and by the time I’m ready to leave the house, it is all smoothed out and drinkable. Now, I need to cut down on the portions at the evening meal. That is my next task to work on.
She also found my adrenals to be quite overworked. She prescribed a glandular supplement to help support those. Of course, deep down in my heart of hearts, I know that if I stopped drinking my 1 cup of coffee in the morning and changed it green tea, it would help the adrenals immensely. Somehow, I can’t seem to make myself take that leap. The coffee is there, it’s ready, and I like it.
I go again next week so she can poke and prod around a little more and see if the glandular supplement is doing its job.
I’ve been visiting the e-diets website this week. It is a really nice and informative place to go. I think those that like to have their menus planned for them and their shopping lists ready to go will really benefit from the site. I have noticed a few small errors in the food lists but nothing glaring.
I especially like the journal concept. I say concept, because it is cumbersome to use. I was advised to call technical support to see if there is an easier way to get the journal to work. I just haven’t had a chance to call yet. E-diets will even spell out your exercise program for you day by day. You plug in what equipment you have, such as theraband, exercise ball, weights, etc and then out spits the weeks exercises for you.
I will continue to snoop around the E-diets to keep encouraging everyone. Unfortunately the diet is set up for secretors. There are one or two grain servings each day. Way too many for this little old nonsecretor. Plus, since I’m not the meal planner in my family, it is too difficult to do it just for one. And, I gotta face it.....I'm too lazy to do it.
Besides, I like tomatoes!
I went to yoga this morning. It was a good session. Lots of stretching and a few balancing things that I’m slowly getting better at. It was a beautiful sunny morning, though a bit nippy. After the final relaxation, we sat and chanted our ohm’s. As soon as the last ohm silenced, a horrendous downpour started down on the metal roof of the studio. It was like the vibrations of our voices had called down all that rain. Of course, I am aware that it was purely coincidental……but in the back of my mind it was kind of freaky.
Hubby and I attended a Halloween party last night. We dressed up as Tacky Tourists. Must have done all right, because we won the couples costume contest. There was a great local blues band playing. Hubby will dance if he is in costume, otherwise no way. Maybe he thinks no one can recognize him. Anyway, the food was totally noncompliant. The main course was chicken. They also had bratwurst and sauer kraut. So, I had a sausage and kraut and a very bad piece of cheese bread. I didn’t have any expectations of good food, so I wasn’t disappointed. We had fun. We haven’t been too social lately, and it was good to get out and see people.
I joined E-diets today to see what the buzz is. I’ll look around it for awhile before I say anything.
Trick or Treat!