Saturday, November 15, 2014
Welcome to my day in meals.
I started off the morning with half my usual serving of oatmeal, some blueberries, a small sweet potato and my delicious decaf with rice milk.
After my workout I had a snack of 10 pecan halves, 1 egg and 2 cuties.
Lunch was a rice bowl with bacon, brown rice, cherry tomatoes and 2 eggs.
I was still hungry after that, so I had some mixed greens with a lil homemade dressing.
As a snack I had my homemade granola with Green Valley Organics lactose free yogurt. I love the plain flavor.
Then I had ONE brownie. I will probably have one or two later.
Later, I had some pineapple.
For dinner I had marinated chicken with roasted carrots, topped with rosemary. However, I made the marinade with maple syrup instead of honey this time, which I believe ruined my pan.
It was kind of a day high in calories and carbs, but I was really hungry from the gym.
Plus I went out after this to a party and had a bit more, but it is a fun experiment to photograph all your food. Definitely helps keep you accountable.
Friday, October 24, 2014
The challenge is to tweak my plan - so here it is!
Carbs - 150-215
Fiber - 25-45
Freggies - 3+
For the next two weeks I'm avoiding fructose and fructans
Plus I will be mostly avoiding my other problems foods, such as lactose.
Monday, October 06, 2014
I think the last year I've really had my resiliency tested.
As you may or may not know, I've had quite the stomach issues. I've had IBS since as long as I could remember, but this was something different. It started in October with intense stomach pains which lasted an entire weekend.
Then I had lingering pains, every day, for months. A random flare up every few months. Basically I've become sensitive to numerous foods in my diet, and have had to adjust it dramatically. I've been to a few doctors, tried all sorts of treatments, worked on my diet. Everything. I've read up on so much stuff on the internet, taken books from the library, joined an online community. I'm trying to truly educate myself so I can really take care of myself and hopefully find some wellness soon.
Throughout this challenge, I've felt defeated, depressed and overwhelmed. I have severely limited my diet: given up gluten, dairy, nuts, onions, asparagus among other items for weeks and months at a time.
But I never gave up on myself. I learned to cook for myself. I learned to take care of myself and treat myself well, and THAT feels good. I know I will figure this out eventually. In the meantime, I am resilient. Plodding through. I know this challenge is molding me into a better person - a person who takes care of herself, who can get over her addictions, who has faith it will get better.
I can do this.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Well, I'm about to embark on another round of BLC. I'm so glad my cousin introduced me to BLC so long ago. I really enjoy learning about new people and their journeys, and sharing our struggles. I truly believe there is power in the community and I have found a lot of inspiration (and instruction) from these BLC rounds and I expect more of it this time.
During these next 12 weeks I expect to:
1. make some new spark friends
2. learn new recipes or get new ideas for food
3. feel the camaraderie of others going through a health challenge (we all have them)
4. participate in weekend challenges
5. force myself to do some strength training
6. try a new food and/or exercise
7. get the moral support needed AS NEEDED
8. get back in the workout routine
That might be a lot, but I think it's totally feasible.
Here we go!
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Today I think I've finally figured it out!
In addition to the main culprits - dairy, onions - I believe I've found a new enemy of my digestive system!
I feel really excited about this news, but sad in a way too.
I'm happy because who needs canola oil! And I'm glad I've finally figured it out, even though I was suspecting it for awhile.
First inclination - had a granola with 3 ingredients - oats, canola oil and honey. Tried the others in isolation. No trouble.
2nd - tried a different brand of rice milk, had problems. Checked label - had canola oil. hmmmm
3rd - had some blue corn chips yesterday and my stomach was complaining all the way home (in rush hour traffic) Looked on the package - yes, canola oil.
So I think that does it. I will do my best to avoid all canola oil (in packaged items), when cooking at home (obviously), and then the only issue will be eating out. Sigh.
It can be done. It's just about being an advocate. And hopefully by getting rid of all of it on my side, if I get slipped a bit here and there, my gut will be strong enough to handle it.
The experiment continues...
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