CollyMP's Journal, 19 July 2013

Well wouldja look at that, the weight is heading down again!

Day 3, no wheat. This is just so much easier than I ever thought it would be. Do I miss bread? Well yes, I do, and other things made with wheat as well. There are a fair number of things that I must accept that I have to give up, but there are substitutes for many of them, if I care to make them. If it seems like more trouble than it's worth to make it, then clearly I don't want it that much.

I think I'm going to go snip some rosemary and try a quick focaccia made with GF stuff. I also need to pick up some hummus-we have a glut of cucumbers and I just love them with hummus.

Not much to report today, really!

Diet Calendar Entry for 19 July 2013:
1155 kcal Fat: 59.91g | Prot: 66.56g | Carb: 92.68g.   Lunch: Mixed Salad Greens, Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits, Seeds of Change Italian Herb Vinaigrette, Skinless Chicken Breast. Dinner: Roasted Broiled or Baked Chicken Breast (Skin Eaten), Green String Beans. Snacks/Other: Kroger Wavy Potato Chips, Giant Eagle Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Cucumber (Peeled), Oil Popped White Popcorn, Breyers All Natural Coffee Ice Cream, Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus, Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus. more...
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Love hummus. Love cucumbers. Will be right there.  
19 Jul 13 by member: FullaBella
eating gluten free can be hard, but there are plenty of options out there for you. Good luck, and good work! :D 
19 Jul 13 by member: Yasminadlv
Well come right on Bella, you're always welcome babe! 
19 Jul 13 by member: CollyMP
Yasmin, you are so right-there really are a lot of options out there, frankly I'm eating better, more veggies, than I usually do because now that my go-to, quick option of bread or crackers is not one of my options, I have to choose other things. 
19 Jul 13 by member: CollyMP
How are you doing with cravings? I know when I cut something out of my diet, that tends to be the one thing that I crave a lot!  
22 Jul 13 by member: Yasminadlv
The first few days were the worst, but really it went away pretty quickly. It's more frustration with trying to find substitutes, than actual craving for the wheat things. I make bread for the family nearly every day and honestly I'm rarely tempted. Part of it is that I FEEL. SO. MUCH. BETTER. Part of it is knowing that I've gotten this far and have not died, thus, if I start up again, I just have to go through giving it up all over again, with all the discomfort involved of re-introducing wheat. I didn't realize how bad it made me feel until I started not feeling bad. 
26 Jul 13 by member: CollyMP

     
 

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