Day 40

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Wow. This week has been a blur. I had my normal duties at work to complete, plus other additional duties all in the same week.  I am tired, but that is because I have been up for 15 hours.  It is normal to be tired after 15 hours, at least for me.  🙂

Let's see… today I had my broth before I left for work.  Breakfast (around 8am) was leftover cold baked chicken. Lunch (noon) was more of the same leftover cold baked chicken, and leftover cooked cabbage. Cold. I chose not to warm my lunch at work. I had a couple of Clementine cuties today also.

I know, I should just ask my boss and be done with it. I guess I want to get my own small pan to warm my food so I don't have to use one of the huge kitchen pans and make more work for the dishwasher. After all, we do have a professional kitchen and we have to have inspections and so everything used for cooking has to be sterilized in a solution and very hot water.  So it would probably be best if I just got my own little pan to keep there and use.

I'm just a chicken sometimes.

On the way home I stopped at the store and bought raw almonds and some walnuts. I was hungry and needed to eat on the way home.

My hubby made meatloaf for dinner. He made me a little meatloaf of my own, because he wanted to put ketchup on the main one.  He ground the meat himself, I think he said it was london broil, but it was way too lean and the meatloaf is not very good at all.  Plus he used some prepared horseradish and after it was done cooking and it didn't taste very good, he looked at the ingredients and found it contained the following breach items: soybean oil, modified food starch, citric acid, potassium sorbate (this is a preservative I'm assuming it's on the non-approved list), sodium metabisulfite, artificial flavoring, titanium dioxide (color), calcium disodium, and EDTA -whatever that is, says “EDTA used to protect quality”.

The funniest thing of all is my hubby, whose favorite saying around food is “Food's food, just eat it!” went to bed without eating dinner.  I heated up some frozen green beans, but he doesn't care for green beans either.

I warmed up some salmon leftover from the other night.

Poor ES, he doesn't like meatloaf either, and was contemplating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but I came to the rescue and found him some leftover chicken thigh meat and some stir fry type veggies and he was very happy with his dinner.

My coworker stopped by my office again today and asked to look at the book for a few minutes.  She has a family member she believes it could help.

You know… I find myself looking at people all day long who probably need GAPS.   It seems like almost everyone I know could benefit from being on GAPS.

I hate that the phrase “weight loss” is so magical to people.  I guess we all long to be “normal” sized.  I feel like I need to be very careful that I don't get too anxious to be many pounds smaller. What if I fail?

I also realized on the way home from work yesterday, I might not be able to eat “normal” foods for the rest of my life. I mean “normal” foods like the Standard American Diet.  Do I really want to eat that way?   I don't.  But I still miss having a piece of SAD pie.  They had some at work yesterday. It looked so good. I was tempted. But I did not indulge.  I stayed strong.  It wasn't that hard to resist. But there was temptation.

Tonight I froze the last banana.  There were two when I left this morning, and they both had brown spots. But there was only one left tonight.

A list member posted recipes to the list that I want to try:

Simple Latte, Simple Coconut Ice Cream, and Vanilla Spiced Steamed Milk (coconut) all from Grain Free Foodies.

I am tired though, so I should get to bed. I have a busy morning to wake up to. I have to attend a meeting for work via conference call, and then I have a phone meeting with an accountant to discuss my hubby's businesses. So I need to be up bright and early.

One more thing. I wanted to say, on the previous daily reports when I said that I had not slept well the previous night – in spite of not sleeping well, I was able to stay fully awake during the day and did not have to drink coffee. In the past few years I would drink 4 ounces of coffee which would wake me up. But I was falling asleep tired.

I am so grateful that I am able to sleep. That alone has to be allowing my body to heal.

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4 comments to Day 40

  • Starlene, Sounds like you are staying strong. It can be so hard to resist temptation – sometimes the biggest temptation is that I didn’t have to cook it or wash the dishes after…..LOL. I am never tempted by corny things since I am allergic (and ingestion of corn brings on its own set of problems over and above the GAPS lapse) but sometimes I am tempted by convenience. That horseradish stuff sounds like pain in a jar to me – when you read the ingredients it sounds like a joke (not a funny one, but still) since the only necessary ingredients were horseradish and sea salt (it started out as a ferment). Sometimes I am so happy that my kids and I are allergic to corn since it makes it much easier to eat healthy.

    The new color scheme looks great. Keep up the good work!

    Kristy

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    Starlene Reply:

    Hi Kristy, thank you for the words of encouragement, and thank you for the compliment on my new “look”! I am going to link your blog, I don’t know why I didn’t realize that you had one! Isn’t it interesting how we straight out aren’t tempted by foods which we know we are allergic to? I have wished that it would be that simple to avoid all “junk” foods. Thanks for your comment, I really appreciate the feedback! Starlene

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  • lissi*star

    “You know… I find myself looking at people all day long who probably need GAPS. It seems like almost everyone I know could benefit from being on GAPS.”
    You hit the nail on the head there for me Starlene, I find myself doing the same thing… I’m pretty sure everyone on this planet could do better eating GAPS.

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    Starlene Reply:

    @lissi*star, well, it is a much more healthful way to eat, that is for sure. It still makes me sad that so far no one that I know in real life understands this. Well… I did swear off restricting any foods I ate for fifteen years, so I’m one to talk!

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