DH sent me a text this morning telling me that his digestive system is unhappy with him and cited too many grains this weekend as the culprit. He's coming around!! He had hamburger buns 2x yesterday and some cake at his mom's.
My mother-in-law makes this dish that is a staple for this family. She uses minute rice, cheez whiz (notice, they can't even spell cheese right b/c it's so far from being cheese), cream of mushroom soup and broccoli and mixes it all together. It used to be my favorite dish. Yesterday, I took some b/c it's always been a favorite, but it tasted so off! It didn't taste good at all. I think the "cheese" sauce is what tasted so bad to me. And she overcooks her broccoli too... so I only had a few bites and when I realized I wasn't enjoying it, I stopped eating it.
Sunday's consumption goes like this:
3 scrambled eggs
3 slices bacon
100% orange juice
1 hamburger patty
small helping of coleslaw (not primal)
largish helping of baked beans (definitely not primal)
2 cans of Mountain Dew
2 deer/pork burger patties with cheese
2 servings grilled potatoes
few bites of broccoli, "cheese" and rice - gave up on it b/c I didn't enjoy it.
strawberries with coconut, heavy whipping cream, honey and vanilla extract
I don't remember for certain what all I ate on Saturday, but the less primal things were the potato casserole (has cheese and sour cream in it... not sure what else) and some jello eggs (I absolutely love jello!!). Oh, and too much easter candy - namely Reese's Peanut Butter eggs. I'm chocking it up to a special occasion and letting it go.
As far as I know, I consumed zero wheat or other grains. I WOULD have had a rice crispy treat last evening, but I discovered my SIL put cheerios in them... nope... walked away. She made some very pretty "bird's nest" cupcakes, but I stayed away from them too. And the pistacchio cake was avoided too. I'm pretty proud of myself.
I felt alienated, but that might have just been of my own doing. I didn't feel like I fit in at all yesterday as the only one avoiding the cake, the buns, and not enjoying the broccoli, cheese and rice dish. But then again, I've felt things were a little off between me and that side of the family since MIL was diagnosed - again, might just be in my head, but I don't feel included in the conversations anymore. I just feel left out and uninformed about everything anymore.
MIL isn't able to watch my kids while I'm in classes anymore. The Mayo Clinic suggested she develop a strict sleeping routine, which includes being in bed by 8:30 each night. My class doesn't end until 10, so she told me she can't watch them anymore. Luckily, there are others who can. It's every other week when DH is on 2nd shift that I need someone to watch them. Taking them with me is NOT an option.
I expect today to be a high food consumption day. I'll be going through carb withdrawals again since I overdid it this weekend. I'm prepared to consume much fat and protein to survive the day if I have to.
Started my new vitamins this weekend. I'm now taking my l-methylfolate (15 mg), D3 (1000 mg), B12 (not sure of dosage, just know it's big), cod liver oil (3 capsules daily), and a zinc (not sure of dosage). Going to look into adding others to counter adrenal fatigue. As a result of the vitamins (I think) Saturday was a really happy day for me. I felt good, almost exhuberant all day long. Sunday was hit or miss depending on the stimuli I encountered. Today, so far, is a fatigued day. I expected as much consider the poor food choices I made this weekend.
I'm just so proud of DH for seeing that his digestive system works so differently without grains! I hope he jumps fully on-board now.
3 boiled eggs
3 sausage links
3 chicken legs with non-primal barbecue sauce (I haven't found a substitute that I like yet)
1/2 bag frozen "California" style veggies
20 minutes on bike
20 minute walk this evening
16 minute walk to and from the gym
copious amounts of iced tea and water to flush my system of the weekend weight gain (2 lbs), and who knows what for dinner. I need to create a new menu listing of the foods I prepare now so that when I can't think of anything to make, I can just run through the list and pick something.
Let's see... I think that is all. I hope everyone had a great time with family and friends this weekend and I hope the Easter Bunny was kind to you.