Thanks, Kymma. Such a sweetheart .
I baked some chicken thighs last night, after marinading for a couple hours in fish sauce, coconut aminos, olive oil and various spices. That's my favorite way to bake 'em. It was loosely adapted from a Nom Nom Paleo recipe for drumsticks, I think, but I never have everything that she recommends. Fish sauce and coconut aminos probably sounds like a really weird combination, but it's very good.
Gut stuff: For experimental purposes, I bought a box of a laxitive tea (with senna). It was chocolate flavored, but tasted just kind of like bark. Not bitter, just earthy. Not something I would pick for flavor, anyway. It gave me some pretty awful cramps last night, overnight (woke me up) and this morning. TMI - I didn't have a BM until this morning, after I took my vitamin C, colostrum, l-glutamine, and probiotic. It was not a good consistency, but not too loose, at least. My gut felt better after that. It seemed like the BM needed those supplements (or maybe just water) in order to actually happen. The tea alone was not enough.
I won't be trying the tea again tonight because we're having a party. We didn't realize that tomorrow is St Patrick's Day until last weekend (planned this party about a month ago) so I suddenly realized we'll need the makings for Irish Car Bombs (not a nice name for a drink, you'll get kicked out of bars in Boston if you ask for one) and Incredible Hulks (it's a green drink). We're ordering wings from a local establishment and they have the best waffle fries ever.
This morning, I chatted with my mom for a bit while collecting sheets from their house (and dropping off some more). I had some gluten-free toast with butter and earl grey with a splash of Trader Joe's carton coconut milk. It was a very soothing mini-breakfast. Tea and toast is just one of those classic morning-chat meals to me. Just like coffee and cigarettes, but only in the silverscreen films :-p.
DUDES. I tried regular push-ups last night and I CAN DO 3!!! I can't do down as far as I'd like yet, my arms collapse when I try, but it's progress! I'm so proud! I got up to 40 assisted push-ups in a work-out (several sets, was able to do 10 at a time for at least two sets) in prior nights. Next goal is 10 regular push-ups .