Wednesday, December 12, 2012
OK, I passed a little test today with our department's holiday potluck. As anticipated the table had lots of pasta, pizza, breads, beans, deviled eggs, brownies, and cakes. Fortunately there were several meaty dishes (roasted chicken, Swedish meatballs) and I loaded up on those plus salad. Had water and passed on the soda pop. Didn't try the deviled eggs even though I'm eating eggs again since I don't know what they did to demonize the poor eggs. (It occurred to me afterward that there may have been some sort of bread crumbs to hold the meatballs together, but oh well ... I was sincere in spirit). Presented my almond-coconut balls my daughter created last night; a few were eaten but I think they got lost a bit amidst the towering cakes and desserts around them. That's ok, more for us for dessert this evening.
I'm glad to say I have come some way from nine months ago when I wrote a blog about a similarly tempting situation - a big departmental beer and burgers celebration - when I forgot not to eat the bun, and I think I still had the beer at the time. This time it really wasn't too hard to avoid the gluten. I think I'm training my mind to just look past the dishes I can't eat, and I don't really have cravings for them. So my body and mind have clearly adjusted significantly to the gluten-free and elimination diets I've been on.
Dinner was really good - ground-beef sausage and collard greens, with baked sweet potatoes. Herbal tea and almonds for dessert.
Rainy and cold outside, time for a warm bed.