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Well, that just took the fun out of junk food

Thursday, December 06, 2012

I made pumpkin bars last night and my mom and I both ate one.

Considering how bad I've been about staying on the straight, narrow, and grain-free (nothing to cook, Mom had two big ol' boxes of my formerly favorite cereal, you see where this went) without serious repercussions (a little gas and some rumbly tummy), I figured I could get away with one. After all, I'd stuck to my guns by making single servings of roasted red pepper soup ready for breakfast and a great pork stir-fry for lunches (only a dab of soy sauce, and I'll admit I have no idea how my sesame oil got into the bottle but I'm willing to ignore that), so surely a delicious bar of pumpkin goodness with cream cheese frosting wouldn't kill me.

Wrong. Answer.

I have a long-lost friend back, the good old stomachache that feels like there's a rock off to the side, hanging out in your intestines and making sure nothing moves. I bloated like a pregnant lady and the dull discomfort is slowly creeping downward.

Between that and the fairly regular sugar intake, I'm also crabby and disinterested in.... evening recreational activities (plus the tummy aches don't help... so the fiance is also not in the best mood), I'm crabby in general, and because my assignments have left me no time to work out, I'm even crabbier AND I'm missing my endorphin high.

I kept telling myself that the standard bloating and gas was enough to warrant reducing my dairy and cutting out grains and sugar, but no matter what, every day I was faced with something I shouldn't have put in my mouth and I did it anyway.

THIS is enough. This sucks. Totally and completely.

Needless to say, I'm making French onion soup at the moment, something I've never made before. I figure soup is a safe choice for an angry stomach, when it finally does calm down. I bought a package of almond flour at the grocery store tonight, too, and I'll be making any baked goods with that from now on. I have no idea how to bake gluten-free, let alone grain-free, coconut flour-free (Mom and fiance), and almond-free (Mom again). Yikes.

On the other hand, it's easier to avoid junk when it literally punches you in the guts and makes you forget your own name as it beats its way through your system. My heart goes out to anyone with Chron's or celiac disease. Sheesh.

Back to stirring my onions and writing about Medea.

Edit: Starbuck's Blonde Christmas blend is delicious. Yay, black coffee!!!
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    I know exactly how you feel. I had one of those days last week when my boyfriend made his delicious death by chocoalte cake. I only had a small piece but that's more sugar in one serving than I had had in a long time. Needless to say I was sick all night with a stomach ache and grumpiness. Gave me motivation to say no to desserts this holiday season though. emoticon
    2138 days ago
    I've been eating more grain due to the birthday/holiday goodies at this time of year, too. And I've had a return of sinus and allergy problems. Definitely a connection in my case. Looking forward to a return to a grain detox, but it won't be until after Christmas.

    Gluten free baking is very challenging - I haven't had good success with it, at least. There was a pretty awesome almond cookie I made recently with coconut oil instead of butter, but I need to experiment with the ratios a bit more. The amount of coconut oil I put in made it too crumbly to eat as a cookie. It was an awesome crumble for ice cream, though!
    2138 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/6/2012 9:46:39 PM
    Wow! That's terrible! But, you're right, gonna make it much easier to avoid in the future since you know what it does to you.

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    2138 days ago
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