Day 253 – Catching Up On My Week

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This past week I haven't had much time left over for blogging, hence my absence.   I still had one thing left to do tonight, but I thought I'd just log in here and get a quick report typed up.

First of all, I should confess that I cheated on my “fruit fast” today.  I decided to dehydrate fruit to take with us on the trip, and of course I had to taste the product to make sure it was done.  I dried apples, bananas and blueberries.  I had probably five slices of dried banana, two slices of dried apple and a blueberry.

Tonight I ate dinner, then I wanted more. And then I wanted more.  We had hamburgers (made from London broil which I ground), topped with spring onions [affiliate link], green beans with butter and salad (lettuce, avocado, cucumber, garlic, olive oil, raw apple cider vinegar).

Then I remembered how eating fruit seems to make me hungrier and I seem to want to eat more food.

It seems to have happened tonight. Or maybe it's all my imagination. Or maybe I just didn't eat enough food today. At any rate, I'm curious to see how my sleep goes tonight. I hope the spring onions don't do me in. I cooked them in chicken fat until they were translucent and they were delicious.  They may have been too sweet, and that along with the fruit might cause me to have insomnia. I hope not.

I think a lot about being on GAPS, and wish I had more time to put my thoughts into written word.

I am on a mailing list put out by a family member and the include information about a weight loss thing that they are participating in.  I don't want to be on the list, but I haven't taken the time to unsubscribe.  They probably don't even know I'm on the list. It's not like they are targeting me only.  If they are targeting me, they probably feel like I do when people won't look into GAPS.  They probably wonder why I won't give it a try.  Of course like I wonder why THEY won't give GAPS a try.  Even when they see the success I've had. Because they see the “hard” part where they won't be able to eat “normal” food.

“Normal” food meaning SAD (Standard American Diet).

I am starting to think I will never be able to eat the way I used to eat.  I mean… what I mean by that is I don't think I'll be able to – say for example, pasta – ever again.  When I used to think that, I would feel terrible and full of angst.  Now it doesn't seem to be a problem. Although I do hate the thought of never having Spinach and Noodle Casserole ever again.   Probably my most favorite dish for my entire life.

Maybe after I've been on GAPS for two years I could have it once every six months or so.

This next week I am planning to do something that we should have already done years ago… write a will. It will help me feel more comfortable flying.  I hope if I just get SOMETHING together it will be better than nothing.

I wrote down a long list of things I had to get done for our trip, and things I wanted to order to be ready to leave.  Now I just hope the things I ordered show up before we leave!  I was just reviewing my list today and I am doing great, I have mostly everything completed. Except for the will.

I wanted to also tell you that I made crunchy almonds [affiliate link]!  I have never made them before. They are pretty good!  They taste different than raw almonds.  Much better.  I soaked them in salt water for seven hours, peeled off all the skins and dried them for twenty four hours.  Then I dried the fruit, and right now I have almost four pounds of London broil in the dehydrator.  Oh, I never did post about the food ideas I got from the list. I'll try to do that this coming week.  These dried foods will be for quick foods to take with us on our trip. I've also ordered some coconut flakes [affiliate link] from Azure for a cookie recipe that was shared on the GAPShelp list.


Skinned Dehydrated Almonds

Well, I have to get up early tomorrow morning, so I should get to bed.

How are you doing on your GAPS journey?

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8 comments to Day 253 – Catching Up On My Week

  • Jen

    I wonder if you used gluten free pasta if that would make a difference?

    I do have a question- you are dehydrating meat?! I guess it will be like jerky? As you can see, I am quite clueless.

    I am truly impressed by all your efforts to get ready for the trip. I wish I was there to sample. 🙂
    xoxo

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  • Yes, beef jerky! 🙂 I don’t know if the gluten-free pasta would help. I think it’s the carbs that cause me the most problem. Then again I guess I won’t truly know until I test it. Spinach and Noodle Casserole is made by layering egg noodles, white sauce, spinach and longhorn (a type of mild cheddar) cheese. I don’t seem to tolerate dairy well so that eliminates the cheese and white sauce. The white sauce also contains flour. Perhaps this explains why Spinach and Noodle Casserole has been my most favorite food in my entire life? 🙂 All those “illegals” to which I’m possibly allergic?

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  • I too feel like I am on this diet for the long haul but I am actually okay with it. I just want to get to the point where I might be able to have potatoes and some gluten free grains every once in a while but I don’t want to do back to the way I was eating before.

    Would LOVE to hear how you dehydrate the meat. I have a couple of beef jerky recipes but I haven’t tried them yet. I think when we go to the beach this will be the time to make some…

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    Starlene Reply:

    Hi Sarah, yeah, it might be nice to have potatoes… but faux-potatoes are a darned good substitute! I will be making another batch of beef jerky so I will be sure to write down exactly what I do and report back. Everyone here loves beef jerky and so quite a lot of it is already gone. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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  • Yay, you’re back!
    Yum, beef jerky. I’d like to try making that sometime. I’m curious to hear how your experience went.
    I love todays picture with the rotate and crop. Looks really good 🙂

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    Starlene Reply:

    Hi Kellycat! Thanks for the compliment on the photo. It was hard to get a good shot and by the time I looked at what I had I knew I needed to do some Photoshopping. 🙂 You mean my beef jerky experience? 🙂 I didn’t go on vacation yet! I was afraid it would look like I’d already gone. We won’t be leaving for a few more days. I will definitely report how it goes when I get back!

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  • I did mean your beef jerky experience 🙂 And I’m excited to hear about your trip too, have a great time 🙂

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    Starlene Reply:

    Hi Kellycat! I was pretty happy with the beef jerky. Very pleased. And then my son introduced me to something he said would make me very happy. A bite-sized piece of jerky, dipped in room temperature butter. Oh my goodness. LOL. I had several bites like that. I’m so glad I can have butter. I love butter.

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