Life after the cabbage soup diet :-)
Sunday, October 04, 2009
The cabbage soup diet seemed remarkably successful with 7.4 pounds lost! Now regular life clicks in. Making wise choices without gluten - evidently is it a necessity. Ate things enjoyably yesterday: rice chex, blueberries, banana, milk, tortilla chips with cheese, tomato, lettuce, grapes, apple. Have made a large pot of white bean soup with tomatoes, onions, ham, bouillon, garlic - tasty. This morning sent cous cous, rye flakes, matzo, orzo, wheat flour, cream of mushroom soups, canned tomato soup and gummy bears home with our son. Forgot to bag up the granola type bars and breakfast cereals with wheat.....next time. I like the space!
All this takes a lot of consideration and label reading....
Friday morning, still on the cabbage soup diet, began heating a pan of refrigerated green beans on the stove. Got some brown rice started cooking, Brought the caddy from the dishwasher to put away silverware, resting part of it on the glass top stove as I usually do. Soon the plastic caddy began to melt on the burner (had turned the wrong one on.........). I quickly pulled it off, plastic stringing, and set it by the sink. Took a stainless steel spatula to scrape melted plastic off the burner and got up half. Took the spatula to the garbage can and it wouldn't shake off, so used thumb and two fingers to remove it. Yes, hot. To the sink for cold running water, ice cubes. Finally found Butesin and slathered it on.
Our Butesin was about 40 years old, a bit dry. Called pharmacies to find some new to learn it isn't carried any more. On-line same story. Called family doctor because the plastic was still sticking to fingers but he closed at noon. Ended up at an urgent care where the very young (nice) doctor scraped the plastic off with a scapula. Used Silvadine. Now some blisters are raising but it is remarkably minimal! Able to drive to 36 miles Branson that night to enjoy the 12 Irish Tenors and could contra dance last night, my main concern. We do circles, right and left through and alemands with both hands. All OK. Still can do dishes sort of, bummer, lol.