Hermiones Mom's Journal, 25 September 2016

Yesterday I ate a splurge meal. We went to a most horribly annoying Cubs-Cardinals game (Cards 10 Cubs 4), and then when my friend suggested Mexican food, I thought what the hell? I've had a terrible craving for chile rellenos, which of course I haven't eaten in more than 2 years. At least I wasn't stupid enough to eat beans! -- no, I asked for no beans, no rice and had a green salad with those evil cheese chile rellenos. Needless to say, I've struggled a little today, but managed to go to Hermione's agility class, take the dogs on several walks, and go to 90 mnutes of phone banking. So that actually means that things weren't too bad, because I actually was able to leave the bathroom long enough to do all that! Also, I stayed very faithful to my diet today, and I have a turkey breast in the oven so that I have good lean protein to eat this week. And by the way, I made buckwheat groats for the first time. And I made a little sauce of shallots and garlic and some olive oil to put on them, and I thought it was really delicious. It's nice to have something new to eat as a starch that isn't so carby.

Diet Calendar Entries for 25 September 2016:
1477 kcal Fat: 38.65g | Prot: 116.66g | Carb: 171.99g.   Breakfast: Wellshire Farms uncured honey turkey ham nuggets, Buckwheat Pancakes-Gluten Free, Buckwheat Waffles, Crofter's Organic Strawberry Spread, Honeycup Uniquely Sharp Mustard. Lunch: Thousand Island Salad Dressing (Reduced Fat), Nature's Promise Organic Grape Tomatoes, Lettuce Salad with Assorted Vegetables, Baked or Broiled Cod, Trader Joe's 70% Dark Chocolate Wedges. Dinner: Buckwheat Groats, Turkey Breast Meat, Freshire Farms Baby Cut Carrots, Cooked Leek, Butter, Orange Juice, Cooked Asparagus (Fat Added in Cooking), Nature's Promise Organic Grape Tomatoes. Snacks/Other: Clementines, Pacific Natural Foods Bone Broth Turkey with Rosemary Sage & Thyme, Miss Meringue Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies, Siggi's Icelandic Style Skyr Non-fat Yogurt - Orange & Ginger, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Natural Grocers Organic Raw Pumpkin Seeds, Cantaloupe (Muskmelon), Honeydew Melon. more...
2059 kcal Activities & Exercise: Cooking in Kitchen - 45 minutes, Desk Work - 1 hour and 30 minutes, Driving - 1 hour, Sitting - 3 hours, Standing - 15 minutes, Playing with dog - 15 minutes, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 1 hour and 10 minutes, Resting - 8 hours and 5 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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I used to cook buckwheat groats. I should read more about them. All I remember is they are a good source of rutin, which treats spider veins. 
25 Sep 16 by member: LadyinDenim
Whaaattt? The Cubs lost yesterday? I have been too busy watching my Red Sox sweep the Yankees, sweep the Orioles, and sweep the Rays! Going to Yankees - Red Sox with my NY relatives this week at Yankee Stadium! 
25 Sep 16 by member: HCB
Actually beans are good for you in moderation.. Lots of fiber. But great you are making good choices... A few years back I was in Weight Watchers. Never plateaued because on Fridays I ate what I wanted (usually a Big Mac -no fries,, they now make me sick, not use to the grease). My body was like WT-Heck. Keep up the good planning eventually it will be second nature to eat healthy and exercise,  
25 Sep 16 by member: JC0815
Chiles rellones r my go to when it comes to Mexican. Better for me than loaded nachos!! 
25 Sep 16 by member: Mistybenner
No JC081, beans are not good for people with IBS-D. Unfortunately. I make a great turkey chile, and I really miss it. And I miss minestrone and other bean-y soups. But beans about kill me. But thanks for the good thoughts. And Yes, HCB, the Cubbies lost yesterday, and it was UGLY! 
25 Sep 16 by member: Hermiones Mom
1-0 Cubs after five innings 
25 Sep 16 by member: HCB
thanks HCB -- I'm watching Poldark on PBS, and checking on the game now and then. Last I checked it was 0-0, so I appreciate the update. 
25 Sep 16 by member: Hermiones Mom
HA HA - now 2-0 Cubs! 
25 Sep 16 by member: HCB
Mexican is tasty! I think you made really good choices there. We make some Mexican at home that is lean. One dish we do uses ground turkey (mince, we call it here) to make a taco chilli base and then serve it with extra lean ham, sugar-free taco sauce and salad items like cucumbers, lettuce and diced tomatoes. My husband eats the homemade quesadillas in front of me though! Drives me crazy! 
25 Sep 16 by member: Aussie Elise
Aussie Elise -- it's not the lean that's so much a problem. I'm lactose intolerant and wheat intolerant, and I have a sulfite allergy, plus I'm not allowed beans -- so Mexican food is a minefield for me. But I do have one favorite I make at home: Sweet potato tacos. You bake sweet potatoes and scoop out the inside, mix it with chicken chorizo and lactose free sour cream. Then restuff the potatoes and top with chopped tomatoes, green onions, and lactose-free cheddar. These are really really good, and they do a pretty good job of satisfying my Mexican cravings.  
26 Sep 16 by member: Hermiones Mom
I LOVE chili rellenos, they are my "go to" when we have Mexican, which we do about every other week as my husband loves it. On a side note...I had been ordering the chili rellenos no rice no beans for over a year and just noticed they are on the ala carte menu. I had been paying $10 for the meal and having them leave off beans/rice and now I can get 2 chile rellenos for $4.50. What a DEAL! 
26 Sep 16 by member: Rckc
That kind of Mexican sounds great. You do have some issues there, hey? With the sulfites, does that mean you can't eat onion or garlic? I had that kind of sensitivity for a few years due to ulcerative colitis. For some reason (and a lot of treatment) I don't suffer from that so much now. Gluten and lactose intolerance also runs in my family. 
26 Sep 16 by member: Aussie Elise
Sounds like your splurge meal wasn't SO bad- good for you! Getting back on track right away is key for me, too. Don't want a single indulgence to turn into a multi-day backslide! 
26 Sep 16 by member: bcd
Although onion and garlic are considered very bad for people trying to eat FODMAP safe, I don't seem to have any trouble at all with either. I stayed very true to the FODMAP diet for IBS for almost a year, and then I started reintroducing foods. I seem OK with peaches and nectarines, but I still can't eat broccoli, brussel sprouts or cauliflower, and I have to be careful about the quantities I eat of avocado, almonds and a few other things that are supposed to be limited on FODMAP. With sulfites, what I react to seems to be things treated with sulfites as a preservative. Originally I only got bumps and itching, but now I really get sick intestinally as well. I eat virtually no prepared foods, so I don't get into much trouble. Interestingly, I also became allergic to sulfa medication around the same time, and although there's no literature to back me up on this, I have met 3-4 people who have the same dual allergies -- sulfites and sulfa. All this seemed overwhelming at first, but over time, I've learned that even in restaurants, I can make careful choices and do fine. When in doubt, order an egg white omelet and a bowl of strawberries or a green salad, and you can have plenty to eat without reacting to anything.  
26 Sep 16 by member: Hermiones Mom


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