I had wheat for the first time in months on Saturday. This is what happened: So I love Ethiopian food. Ethiopian and Thai are my favorite cuisines. I haven't had Ethiopian food in months because the shitty restaurants in Philly (that I know of) all use wheat flour (Aunt Jemima's, to be precise) to make their injera. There's an awesome Ethiopian restaurant in Mont Clair, NJ, about a two-hour drive away. I haven't been there in months, possibly over a year, and the last time I was there was before I gave up wheat 100%. I didn't realize that their normal injera is made with teff, wheat, and barley, and they could make gluten-free versions but only if you ask them to do so a day in advance. Since I didn't call ahead of time, I basically had to decide whether to just eat the food or freak out and refuse to eat there. I had been looking forward to this meal for a long time, and we were there with friends. In order to not appear completely insane and because I sort of just really wanted to eat the food, dietary restrictions be damned, I decided that I didn't care. Then I proceeded to eat myself silly. I ate till my stomach hurt and felt like it was about to rupture. That's really nothing new for me, haha!
So that was Saturday, and yesterday was a down day. I weighed myself this morning, and guess what, I'm like up 4 pounds compared to Saturday morning. HAHAHAHA! I've had plenty of up days where I've eaten until my stomach hurt, and I've never seen this kind of weight gain. Yesterday was a down day, mind you. So it was a 4-pound gain even after a down day. Amazing! It's probably water or inflammation (gasp!) or something because no one gains 4 pounds of fat over 2 days. I can't imagine it being water weight since I'm not even low carb anymore, and i never gain that much even if I eat a ton of carbs and sugar on an up day. So what is it? WHAT IS IT?! Inflammation? Yikes! So, yeah, no wheat from now on, you bad girl, and call the stupid restaurant in advance next time.
In other news, I was stung by a bee for the first time that I can remember on Saturday. I didn't go into anaphylactic shock, which was nice. I don't know if I'm allergic to bee stings, but my uncle almost died from it at one point. I also know that you don't go into anaphylactic shock until the second time you get stung so it's possible that this is really the first time I've ever been stung. It was a freaking weird feeling, like literally being stuck with a needle. It was kinda swollen and itchy yesterday but seems to have gone down now.
So I was at this baby shower on Saturday (and that was when I was stung by the bee), and one of my boyfriend's cousins came over to say hi. She grabbed my arm and was like, "wow, you've been working out, I can feel your muscles." I was like, "yeah, I've been working out." And she's like, "I'm so jealous." She's always asking me about my workouts and telling me how fit I look and how she wished she could be motivated to work out and stuff like that. I mean, I guess some of that is meant to be complimentary, but I just don't understand why you would be *jealous* of someone because they work out a lot. I mean, you could work out a lot too. Wtf, you know.
I think "I'm so jealous" would have been an appropriate response had I said, "nah, I've been eating potato chips and watching tv all day, but those muscles just keep growing." But what I really do is work out 6-7 days a week, sometimes multiple times a day. So what's there to be jealous about? You could do it too.
Edited to add: I got my period Friday night. That would be 6/21/13. This is for future reference, when, for example, a month from now I'm worried about my period being late or whatever yet can't remember when it started last time.