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Every Choice is Worth Your While

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Funny, I'm singing one Indigo Girls song in church, but I have another in my head. Figures.

Progress update:

Starting point: 160.2
Current: 158.7
Days to go 35
Goals accomplished yesterday: low fructose, tabata intervals
Goals set for today: strength training (already done!), low-fructose diet, run/bike/walk

Considering we went out for crepes with my sister yesterday, I'll take no weight change! Today there is a pot luck at church, but I probably can't eat most of it anyway between gluten-free and low-fructose. I'll have my new bread, so that's good.

Okay, busy morning, got to run.

Onward and upward!

  
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SUPERSYLPH 10/16/2011 1:46PM

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1CRAZYDOG 10/16/2011 11:26AM

    Woot! Crepes and no weight gain! Love crepes!! What new bread are you eating (obvioulsy gluten free . . . at least I assume). Just can't find one I like.

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 10/16/2011 9:22AM

    "Every choice is worth your while..."
I love that and keep that close to your heart, because you can draw strength from it! And yes, no weight change is worth taking!
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Gluten-Free Quinoa Bread Recipe

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I know, I already blogged, but I want to get this bread out there before I lose the recipe. I'm making one change in the recipe from what I actually did, which is that I made it with all water, and it was a little acidic, so I'm suggesting to replace 1 cup of water with almond milk.

Dry ingredients
1 1/4 cup quinoa flour, mine was freshly ground in my coffee grinder
1 cup oat flour, also freshly ground from certified gluten-free oats
1/2 cup potato flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1 1/2 tsp xantham gum

Proof the yeast
Dissolve 1 tsp maple sugar is warm water and add 4 tsp active dry yeast to it and allow to respire (bubble up) for about 5-10 minutes

Mix dry ingredients

Add to yeast mixture: 4 egg yolks (reserving the whites in a separate bowl), 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 cup water, 1 cup almond milk
Mix wet ingredients and add to dry ingredients
Beat on high for about 1-2 minutes

Whip egg whites until frothy
Beat in egg whites just until batter is mixed

Add batter to bread loaf pan and allow to rise in a warm place for 30-40 minutes

Pre-heat oven to 400F
Bake for 50-55 minutes until outside is brown and crispy

Allow to cool, slice, and enjoy!

  
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RONNIEHUEY 3/19/2012 1:26AM

    I made your bread but I added 1/2 cup bean flour and slivered almonds; the bread was really good. Thank you for the recipe.

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HEALTHYBARB1 10/16/2011 12:51PM

    Thanks for the bread recipe...looks yummy...will try!!! Smiles Barb

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Today I don't feel like doing anything

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I'm watching The Sing-Off, and the title is a Bruno Mars song done by one of the a capella groups.

First, a small rant.

Last year, about this time, I diagnosed myself with fructose malabsorption, meaning that I don't digest fructose well and it creates a lot of uncomfortable (though not really bad or dangerous) digestive symptoms. I realized this in the fall because I had gone completely crazy over apples and was eating about two a day, and feeling awful.

Anyway, I noticed a similar feeling again this week, and though I haven't been as crazy over apples this year, I was having applesauce in the morning, apple with lunch, and apple butter with my yogurt, so I figured that was the problem again. Then, yesterday, I just felt so annoying that I didn't even want to make dinner, and this was after a day that included apple chips (thus concentrating the fructose) and applesauce. Then I realized that I also had a bunch of roasted nuts which were bothering me last year as well (I need my nuts to be soaked and dehydrated, not roasted).

So, I'm having a super-low fructose weekend, which means avoiding apples and most other fruits that aren't berries or citrus. It means avoiding too many onions/peppers. It means staying completely off sugar, honey, candy made from sugar, HFCS, etc. So, I can eat meat and dairy no problem, most veggies, dark chocolate, and if I can find an all dextrose sweet I can have that because dextrose is glucose, not fructose. I also want to keep beans to a minimum. Fun!

Rant over.

Last night, I didn't feel like cooking at all, so I bought a frozen gluten-free manicotti and had it with some broccoli and cauliflower. It was yummy! I rarely have filled pastas now that I'm gluten-free. Then, I whipped myself up some homemade whip cream: sugar-free. Actually, with nothing added at all, so it was just whipped heavy cream, and it was so good. Sometimes, I wonder why people bothering sweetening things.

In other news:
Starting point: 160.2
Current: 158.6 (can we say overnight detox!)
Days to go 36
Goals accomplished yesterday: yoga, no sugar at night
Goals set for today: interval training, extra-low fructose diet

Today, we're probably going out to visit my sister because her birthday is tomorrow and we're just a couple of hours away. It means restaurant eating, but if I stick to the low-fructose thing, that should limit me somewhat effectively. Of course, I can have fat and potatoes, but I'll watch portions too.

Gotta get stuff done this weekend. Stuff. Yup. Okay, off to do said stuff.

Onward and upward!

  


Blow in the Wind, Rise in the Sea

Friday, October 14, 2011

I love the way fasting makes my weight drop. I know it might go up tomorrow, but for now: yay!

Project Lose-Ten-Pounds-Before-Thanksgiving

Starting point: 160.2
Current: 159.4 back below start, woot!
Days to go 37
Goals accomplished yesterday: strength training, fasting
Goals set for today: yoga, running/biking, no sugar after 10pm

I've also got the husband's info for the Project!
Hubs started at 262lbs and as of yesterday was down to 259lbs. Men: seriously. Right?

I'm being a good girl about avoiding sugar, which seems to be working pretty well. I'm a bit more tired this morning than yesterday, but not too bad. I'm enjoying my dark chocolate instead of sugar when I get a craving, which helps. Yay Ghirardelli!

I have a reasonably busy Friday, so I better get on with my day.

Onward and upward!

  
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GUNIVERA 10/14/2011 8:09PM

    That's wonderful! I so could not fast. Good for you!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/14/2011 9:32AM

    Good job!

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No Way Construction of this Tricky Plan

Thursday, October 13, 2011

So, all my blog titles recently have been from one song, The Wood Song by the Indigo Girls, however, I am going to do it at church on Sunday, so it's on my mind.

Lose-Ten-Pounds-Before-Thanksgiving

Starting point: 160.2
Current: 160.8 at least it's down, right.
Days to go 38
Goals accomplished yesterday: Kickboxing, biking, minimal snacking
Goals set for today: strength training, interval training, fasting

I'm a little early for fasting, but I have an event in the afternoon tomorrow that will have food, so I'll just fast today instead. I need it anyway because yesterday was a high sodium day, so that's just another reason to retain water. I think I'm retaining a bunch in my butt, because man is my butt sore!

The no sugar thing seems to be working because I'm here typing instead of being a lazy bum in bed, and getting up was pretty easy. Now, I'll have time to do some stuff this morning.

The husband is also joining me in my Lose-Ten-Pounds game. I have his starting weight upstairs. He'll probably do better than me ... men ... you know. But he tends to cheat more, so, we'll see.

Okay, time to get things done, because it's early and I can!

Onward and upward!

  
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    Yeah for hubby!!!

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