Friday, November 13, 2009
revolving around shopping and GF eating/woes! My MIL is in town and that seems to be the only two things she wants to talk to me about. Every time she is here, she has "gotten into" some gluten somewhere and feels terrible. I feel for her, I really do. It's when she projects her symptoms onto my son (who is feeling fine!) that I get irritated. He can look at gluten and be okay. Apparently, she can't.
Okay...enough griping. Saw the nutritionist. The doc who referred me put in his notes that he (the doc) placed my son on a GF diet. Um...no...he's been on one for two years. Because of the miscommunication, the nutritionist prepared differently than she would have if she had realized he was properly diagnosed. The good thing is that she was able to adjust and I got some ideas on how to make my son feel better. I'm going to keep my own timeline, just in case we need it.
All right. My son is bugging me for the computer. Better finish up so he can play! Nite all!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
No...they're not related. They are just the things on my mind.
Yesterday I logged onto Spark People to say hi to all my friends and what did I find? A site under construction! I understand that the wonderful folks who run this site need time to maintain, update, etc. the site. I just wish they would give us notice beforehand. I had a streak of logging fitness minutes, food and spinning the wheel every day for OVER a YEAR!! That is now gone. Oh well...I started a new streak today! LOL!
Tomorrow I am meeting with a nutritionist to discuss my son and his need for a gluten-free diet. We've been doing this for about two years, but it will be good to talk to an expert. My son's stomach has been hurting off and on. Maybe we have not eliminated all of the gluten. The nutritionist can maybe help point out some areas I've missed. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
go to the gym to beat something up and get my aggressions out? In a perfect world, I would be kicking somethings butt right now. But, I do not live in a perfect world. I left work a full hour late because I was spending time in the office of the boss' boss answering questions. Luckily I knew the anwers and I'm not in trouble. Just answering questions ain't fun! LOL!
Came home and DH decided that spaghetti didn't sound good, so we had Chinese. Yummy Chinese, but not healthy Chinese. So...I compromised. I ate, but did not overdose on sugar. And, I am getting up in the morning to workout. I figure if I say it enough and tell enough people, I will actually do it! LOL! Mornings and I do not get along. LOL!
With in-laws coming in two days and late days scheduled all week, I'll need to keep my focus to eat healthy and exercise. Wish me luck!
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Who knew it could be so simple? LOL! So, for those of you who don't know, my son has celiac. That means he cannot have anything with gluten in it. The common sources of gluten are wheat, barley and rye, but that is not an all-inclusive list. I believe the DH has it as well, but I cannot control his diet as well as I can my son's. He's an adult and makes his own choices.
Anyway, two weeks ago, when son and I went to the Gluten Free (GF) store, they had samples of pumpkin cake/cupcakes. They were SOOOO good! So, this week, we picked up one bag of the mix. Today, I mixed it up with pumpkin, oil and eggs. Not all that healthy, but it was DELISH!! It made two 9-inch round cakes and I frosted them with some frosting from a can. They were soooo rich that I almost couldn't finish my piece of cake (but only almost! LOL!). The whole family had a second piece for dessert (except me). That means there is one whole cake and one piece left. I suggested that I should take the whole cake to work tomorrow. In unison, and very loudly, my family nixed that idea! I guess that means they liked it!
So, next time I go back, I'm getting a couple of those mixes. I'm definitely serving it for Thanksgiving. Next time, though, I'll make the cream cheese frosting. Much better that way.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Took my kids with me today for all of my errands (yeah, that's always fun!). Library, gas, ShopKo, GF Store and WinCo. ShopKo (in case you don't have one near) is a Wal-Mart type store, without the groceries and with nicer stuff and people. Took they boy there for bullets (nerf!) and the girl for a couple of shirts. Took the boy about 30 seconds to get two packages of bullets. Took the girl a tad longer...okay a LOT longer. Almost 45 minutes.
Imagine you're a 10-year old boy, stuck in the women's section of a store, for 45 minutes. Nothing to play with. Mean ol' Mama won't let you wander to the toy section to "just look" and sister is taking FOREVER! He actually behaved himself really well and only whined the last few minutes. But, by then, I was whining too! LOL!
Glad to be home. Oh, we did pick up the pumpkin cake mix stuff the we sampled last week at the GF store. Planning to make that and apple crisp tomorrow. Yummy!
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