Thanks [[preens]] (but omg please don't read the whole thing! I realized last week that I'm coming up on 500 pages!) I almost took my photo down yesterday. I feel a little weird about it being on the internet now, even though there are bikini shots of me up here on MDA as well. I may still delete it, not sure. I think it's just because I'm recently married & thinking about what boundaries I'm comfortable with. It's not really any different than before we were married, but somehow it still seems like it is.
Thanks for the tip, Jenn. I'll get Saltsticks or something like that when I can. At least they'll last a while as I'm not going to need it that often. The coconut water definitely helped, but that's too expensive to get regularly (sad, because I found it tasty). My muscles are very sore from Monday's run, so no running today. I tried just jogging across a road yesterday when Hulky went up the street for beer and it HURT. Maybe I overdid it. My knee hurt on the stairs this morning, but the pain went away by the time I was up at the 3rd floor, so maybe it was just stiff. Hopefully, I can run tomorrow. I didn't cycle today because I left my helmet & cycling clothes at work last week. They'll come home with me today so I can cycle tomorrow as long as it doesn't rain.
Just as I feared, now that Hulky is back I am being more lax with my diet. I've had alcohol a few times since he got back. I probably should not be having it at all, but since I know that's not going to happen, I need to limit myself to once a week or less so I can monitor how it affects my gut. When we got burgers two nights ago, I could have "built" one instead of picking one of the options on the menu, so as to avoid cheese & sauce, but I didn't think of it. Now that I've realized I can do that, avoiding dairy should get a lot easier. That said, I think we are eating out with the other Hulkys () tonight for FIL's birthday. No idea where we're going, but I'm sure I can make something work. I'll be sure to bring a peppermint oil capsule & Digest Gold!
I haven't been taking mag citrate for the past few days, but I haven't needed it. I went crazy on the pumpkin cookies I made yesterday and the almond meal made me REALLY gassy. If I don't have a BM today, I'll need to take the magnesium again (will start at 200 mg) to get things back to where they were and get rid of the cookies. One step at a time. My next trial foods are avocados & mashed bananas. I think I'm going to chop & freeze the bananas so I can blend them for "ice cream" . I have an avocado with me today and will eat some with breakfast (HB eggs) and some with lunch. A whole avocado might be a bit much, but serving sizes mean nothing to me rawr!
Tonight, I will roast a butternut squash to have with dinner & lunch. Hulky and I need to go grocery shopping so I will get more squash & meat and everything (fridge is empty as usual). I think I'll make us spaghetti & meatballs this week. Hulky will need pasta. He told me yesterday that he didn't eat much wheat while he was up in Maine and I reminded him that he doesn't really eat much wheat here either. Just when we eat out or order out, or if he bakes.
Hrm, I could go for some sausage (yes, that's what she said), but I don't know if I'll be able to find any without additives.