Primal chocolate cake??? Do tell!
It's very primal to have overeating days followed by undereating days. LOL! One overeating day followed by another followed by another... that's where the problems come in.
I had an overeating day yesterday, too. Not grotesquely, but still more than I needed. So today I am back to two small meals, most likely. If I splurge, it will be on veggies.
I got the recipe off Elana's pantry. It is very tasty and even non-primal people love it. Coconut flour, lots of eggs, cocoa, orange zest. It is a very moist cake which I like. The icing is made out of dark chocolate bits, a little honey, high oleic sunflower oil (I picked that instead of grapeseed oil) and a little vanilla. Very chocolaty .... mmmm. I never used to be one for chocolate cake - but this one I like.
Well, my good intentions for doing IF to dinner time failed - probably due to a late night last night. I did not overeat though...
Breakfast was tea, lunch was 2 fried eggs, a slice of brie and one of cheddar, half an English cucumber. And a slice of chocolate cake! Dinner was potroast on cauliflower rice. And I had another cup of tea after lunch. So certainly not a light day - not by any stretch of the imagination. But not overeating either. Feeling bloated this evening - I am sure Aunt Flo is about to knock on my door for a visit. Honestly, I am glad that my body is healthy and working as it should - but sometimes I wish I didn't feel the way I do when Aunt Flo drops in, she is SO inconvenient and uncomfortable.... trying to be grateful. If I have to have her coming by all the time - why can't I get pregnant and have another baby?! Then it is worth it ;)
Will be very surprised to see a decent weight tomorrow with how bloated I am feeling this evening. Sure it is hormonal though. Going to head for bed early tonight.
The kids were given scooters for their birthdays by their uncle and aunt - talk about a major hit :) Having a blast. Only thing is poor DS is in pain from his back, hip and foot this evening. While he is so much better than he used to be, he still isn't as resilient as your typical 6 year old boy - he gets a lot of back pain after a busy day. And today he played all afternoon with a new friend, climbing piles of dirt, clambering over hay bales, running etc. He couldn't sit for dinner tonight - I hope that his body will settle down eventually so that this cycle comes to an end. I just wish I knew what to do for him ... The chiropractor has helped a lot - but it just seems to me that his body needs exercises that target the weak muscles and help them to support his joints properly. The chiro doesn't really do that at all ... frustrating... I do feel that the help is somewhat lopsided and needs to be more holistic. Guess I need to look around and see if I can find someone who will do both ...
How about trying a pilates for kids dvd?
Sabine that is a good idea ... would help both the kids learn more about using their core etc.... going to look around and see what I find.
Today I am going to try again to have a lower calorie day since I have been slightly over the last few. Started out well with some herbal tea. Going to try to keep going with those until I feel ready for tea with cream in - as in 'getting hungry but still not going to eat a meal' feeling. We'll see how it goes. Tomorrow is DS birthday - baking ANOTHER cake for that! Guess we are making up for no cakes for ages! This time it is a carrot cake ... hopefully I can avoid flopping it this time round. We are supposed to get snow tonight and tomorrrow - we had thought of going to the aquarium in Denver tomorrow as a treat, but it all depends on how much snow and the rest of the travel picture. Really hope we can do it - I know he will have a blast!
Happy birthay for DS tomorrow!
Thanks Coll. I'll check out Elana.
Holistic in this age of specialization is hard to find. I second Sabine's suggestion. Maybe if you asked your chiro directly for suggestions, he might have some good ideas. It's a shame he hasn't offered on his own, for sure.
And here's hoping the aquarium visit works out well.
Decided to leave the aquarium visit for today ... 7+ inches of snow and windy. Going to stay at home and watch a movie together instead. I have been in a feeding frenzy today!! Not good. Have lost count of pieces of bacon eaten, 4 primal pancakes (which I think may have triggered the carb frenzy!) almost a bar of chocolate down the hatch, and I have an most unpleasant headache now.... Boy, it doesn't take much to throw a sugar addict off the cart does it?! One sniff of sugar and I lose it. SO pathetic.... Time to take a deep breath and try to get on my feet again. Feeling nasty which helps the motivation to pull myself together. Going to make myself some herbal teas and drink lots to try and flush the sugar out! Have downed lots of water in the last half hour, but it hasn't helped yet.
I usually love Christmas time - but this year has been stressful with DH being so busy and having to take care of his business and covering for his brother at the same time. I guess part of it is that we were expecting things to slow down enough for him to catch his breath and for us all to have time together. We are so grateful for the work - we just need a little break too.
I know what is going on - I have had two really late nights in a row and sugar too! The recipe for disaster! Headed for bed now so that I can start over tomorrow! Carrot cake worked out nicely - kids thrilled to bits to have yet another cake!! I never usually bake but this year I have recipes that everyone likes. Kind of fun, but I will be glad to be done with all the busyness!
We had kale chips for dinner and grilled salmon (per DS request) and then cake for dessert. And the kids have fallen in love with a kids sleepytime tea that they both drink at dinnertime now. Cold here tonight - and our dear old trailer has ice on the inside of the windows. I have to close the windows when the weather gets cold or they get frozen in the open position! A bit too much in the way of cold fresh air then. We have a window right over the head of our bed, complete with a thick layer of ice. And in the morning if the sun gets warm enough it melts off for a while - single pane glass in a 1969 trailer. I should try and get a picture of my window for you to enjoy... :p
This is the window that is about 6" from our heads when sleeping - no problem with keeping cool at night - my nose is properly nippy by the morning :) (by the way - I much prefer a cold house to a warm or hot one so this 'works' in a sense. Just not so good on the heating bill!) I am sure the ice will be a LOT thicker by morning, I am loving my flannel pj's.
Brrr! That would NOT be acceptable for me. No ice actually IN the house is my rule. :)