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Brown rice protein...there was some in my cupboards...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I paid $20 for a container of brown rice protein..somehow misplaced it and found that I had soe of that already....

It seems the story of my life lately is losing and finding (thank goodness) things I need...the only thing I found a bit late (after I applied for a new one) was my driver's license which cost $17.

I misplaced several medications and did find those after 2 days.

Now my computer says I need to deal with a trojan ....what the ****?

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MSLZZY 3/14/2012 3:05PM

    I do that too! Look for something, then replace it, then
find what I was looking for too late. You are not alone.
Hope you get your computer fixed! HUGS!

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Food co-op had answer for protein to add to green smoothies...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Brown rice protein!!! A bit pricey but I will be glad to get some protein in my breakfast drink. Tomorrow morning I have to set my alarm as my meeting wtih the dietitian is at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. It will be interesting to see what her recommendations are.

Every time I look at the list of foods that I have intolerance to I keep thinking...what is left to eat besides vegetables and fruit? Good thing I like vegetables and fruit.....


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MSLZZY 3/13/2012 7:50AM

    Brown rice-that's a new one on me. See what your dietician has
to say. There has to be something she knows that I don't. HUGS!

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Lost 0.9 of a lb...since yesterday...

Monday, March 12, 2012

So far, so good. Have cut out wheat. I have not been tested for gluten so I have been eating organic oatmeal 2 days in a row but will switch to something else tomorrow.

I am not used to the daylight savings time yet and slept until 10:00 today even though I was in bed by 10:00 p.m. last night. I think 12 hours of sleep may be a bit excessive especially since I have back spasms this morning after such a long time in bed.

Today I am going to try the whirlpool and slosh around in the swimmnig pool today (for sure I will float to relax my spasmed back). I can also go in the steam room for about 5 minutes but do not feel like going in the sauna (not my favorite room at the gym).

My incision is healing nicely and I will have a check up at the surgeon's office next week.

We are having unseasonably warm weather and I plan to go around the block again at a leisurely pace (it is 0.5 mile).

Hope everyone's week in good!!! emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/12/2012 12:28PM

    Just take good care of yourself! HUGS!

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What in the world can I eat for protein besides fish and chicken?

Friday, March 09, 2012

My food allergen test showed allergy to eggs, cow's milk, soy, peanut and wheat (plus 4 more) and I am wondering what to put in my green smoothies for protein?

I met someone at the gym yesterday who said her sister had similar food sensitivities to many of the same things as me but not peanuts. I am grateful I am not sensitive to tree nuts so that could be one source of protein and milk substitute (almond milk) but this is new to me. I am hoping by avoiding the 9 foods (see previous blog) my arthritis and fibromyalgia will improve.

I am going to see the dietician at the gym where I ordered the blood test from on Tuesday and after that I might see a naturopath at a clinic at the hospital where I work. It is possible they might order more allergy testing. I know from years ago when I was in college I was tested as allergic to cottonseed oil (found in restaurant olive oils sometimes as it is cheaper than olive oil) and possibly have a reaction to regular beef products (not chemical free).

It is a bit overwhelming as I am finding out there a lot of foods I shouldn't eat that I have enjoyed in the past. I am willing to give them up and know just a few that will definitely help me with my weight loss problem.

I was surprised onions were on my list and they were a food not allowed on a weight loss program that worked for me about 5 years ago. (Since onions are on the list of the 25 most common food allergens perhaps that is why they weren't allowed on that plan, also pork.)
I could look at that list of allowed foods again and since I did lose weight on that plan I could try it on my own without paying for it again. Cow's milk products were another item not allowed on that plan. Hmmm...perhaps I am onto something here.


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MSLZZY 3/9/2012 1:52PM

    Quite a dilemna and one I have no answers for. Check with your
nutritionist. HUGS!

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Food allergens and positive thinking....

Thursday, March 08, 2012

When my arthritis and fibromyalgia were at their worst, the best thing I did was thank God for what I COULD DO, NOT BEMOAN ALL THE THINGS i COULDN'T DO. That worked pretty well for me and I intend to have a similar mindset regarding food allergens.

I cannot be complaining about all the things I can't or shouldn't eat but figure out what I CAN EAT AND VIABLE SUBSTITUTIONS.

I have already thought of two substitutes for milk in my coffee: goat's milk and coconut milk. I could also put these on my cereal (gluten free cereal).

I am having the meeting with the dietician from Lifetime next Tuesday and in the meantime I am trying to elminate the 9 foods from my diet. I managed to make a buckwheat pancake (gluten free flour) without eggs and it tasted pretty good, but will have to find a recipe instead of experimenting...as the result was a bit disappointing. My green smoothie this morning had parsley, lettuce, goji berry juice concentrate, 2 bananas, 2 apples and 1 tbs of orange rind powder, plus stevia, olive oil and water. It tasted good but I do see a definite lack of protein in the breakfast so am planning to eat cod for lunch. I do have a nice supply of Kind bars which are gluten free but need to read all the other ingredients before eating them.

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MSLZZY 3/8/2012 3:58PM

    Lots to research but you have a good start. I have fresh
goat's milk daily. Sure wish you were closer because you
could certainly use the extra. Have a great day! HUGS!

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