So I’ve been definitely slacking on the whole “posting” thing, and I think I owe all of you some recipe ideas and an update. Unfortunately, my scale broke *insert fat joke here* so I can’t monitor my weight at the moment, BUT my pants are all getting a little loose so I will just assume I’m doing something right. I really just hate the act of purchasing a scale because you just know the clerk is doing a mental scan of you and debating whether or not you are fat.
I have found that I no longer crave carbs like I used to. I can be in the room with a bunch of people eating a pizza and not experience my entire mouth filling with saliva immediately. I think the biggest hurdle is attempting to go out for food. It’s really easy to whip up a meal without any wheat in it, but it’s a whole other ball game trying to order something off of a menu. I went out for breakfast with my mom and didn’t realize that the hashbrowns had wheat in them… 5 minutes later I had a massive headache. You know, the kind that makes you hate everyone and everything no matter how undeserving of your hatred they are. (Sorry, Mom.)
Basically I am limited to ordering salads when I go out for dinner now, which is less than exciting a lot of the time. Some restaurants have great salads, like beet salads or pecan strawberry, but many really just have a house salad and a caesar salad which are kind of just put on the menu out of pity. The lettuce actually looks unhappy somehow. And long gone are the days of ordering pizza! Eating wheat-free really just kills the beauty of convenience. McDonalds, Wendy’s, etc., are all open super late, while the market stores are closed at 6:30pm! So if I haven’t done the grocery shopping, I’m kind of screwed.
I still have KILLER allergies…. I’m guessing that the wheat is probably not the cause of them…. or milk. Gah. But on the whole, I feel better than I ever did before beating the wheat. :)
And Benny keeps me healthy and exercising, all while being a Jedi.