Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pizza went well

Sorry guys! I'm late yet again... So on Saturday I had two slices of pizza, AND, couldn't resist dessert which was a chocolate almond covered vanilla ice cream bar (like Häagen-Dazs). So yummy! I didn't really get any stomach pains right after like I normally would, and didn't over eat which was key. The next day my fruit shake and meals didn't "work", but I was back to normal by Monday.

Overall, not too bad of an experience, so at least I now know that I can on occasion treat myself. It is required for sure.

You just get so depressed not being able to eat cheese or bread. On Sunday I got my hair done, so I snacked on a lot of hummus and pita. I allow myself to whole wheat pita bread on occasion.

On Monday I went out for lunch at Mongolian Village. I love that place, and I definitely had ingredients(the sauces) that I'm not supposed to have. I just didn't eat too much of it and was fine.

Oh I've stopped drinking coffee this week, it's my new challenge. It's going pretty well so far. At least I'd only drink 1 cup per day. I've been eating tons of chocolate covered almonds to compensate though. :I

Oh another new thing this week is the addition to kiwi in my shakes. It's a fresh new taste.
Oh yesterday, you'll laugh. When making my morning shake, I grabbed my chocolate almond milk and proceeded to shake it up really well. Unfortunately for me, the lid was not on properly. I got chocolate milk EVERYWHERE, and this was in the morning before going to work. It was all over my favourite white blazer, all over the kitchen floor, counters, cupboards, it was a real mess, and not one you want to contend with in the morning. Ugh.

It was a bad start to my day yesterday but I just shrugged it off and laughed. It WAS pretty funny. Needless to say I was way later than usual to work, but, no one noticed, which was great.

Today I was too lazy to make a shake so I just brought my half of mini-watermelon to work and ate it with a spoon. Still works!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tonight I'll be headed to my in laws, and they're ordering pizza for everyone. They offered to order something else from the menu for me, but the chicken pieces are breaded and everything else is junk. The only thing that I could possible eat would be blah salad with boring ingredients.

SOOOOOOO, I'm making an exception and will be treating myself to some pizza tonight. I cannot wait! At the same time, I fear the after effects. I will let you know how it goes.

Now to decide what board games to bring...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Shake-up Wake-up

So this morning I had quite the interesting experience...

As you may know, every day, I prepare myself a fruit shake before work. I'll typically use watermelon, strawberries, and some frozen cranberries. I then add some various vitamins for a healthy boost. (Side note: I cannot stress the importance of watermelon if you have any incontinence issues- it works!)

Today's shake included watermelon, raspberries for a change, and mondo genetically enhanced(assumption) strawberries the size of my left fist. I say left because thanks to a childhood injury, my left arm/hand is a bit smaller than my right.

In addition to the above fruit, I usually also add some of my chocolate almond breeze. Well today, when taking my vitamins out of the cupboard, I saw the Omega-3 capsules and thought: why not add that to the mix?

Why not indeed.

Well, my first taste test/sip this morning went like this:


FISHY!!!!!!! FISHY!!!!!!! FISHY!!!!!!!! FISHY!!!!!!!!

If it wasn't the most disgusting aftertaste I have ever tasted, especially after a fruity start. SO GROSS. The worst part has to be the fact that I still forced myself to drink most of it, because I need the morning shake effects(i.e shake up my insides, yo!). The essence of fish just lingers and lingers, it is horrible.

I chugged it Survivor-style as much as I could without gagging, then proceeded to drink as much coffee as possible thereafter.

I will never make the mistake of adding Omega-3 gel capsules to anything else EVER again. Do not do the same thing!!

I'm starting to really get grossed out all over again writing this, because I'm currently trying to eat my lunch (leftover stir fry - Chicken, zucchini, red peppers, green peppers, asparagus, mushrooms, almond slivers, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. Then I added avocado and Frank's Red hot sauce once re-heated)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Well I sort of fell off the wagon regarding discussing my eating habits. While I have NOT gone off the wagon with the actual habbits, I grew bored of always stating what I eat as it's nearly always the same thing. How boring? Even so, I appologize because I've seen some of you returning only to find that I've not updated in over a month.

I'm still not eating any cheese. It really sucks, but to be honest, I don't really notice or crave it much anymore. What I really miss are condiments. Mmmm PC Chipotle sauce, mmmm ketchup, and mmm mayonaise. Oh how I miss you all. I also miss Subway, I miss McDonalds, and I miss pizza. Goat's cheese is tremendously missed as well. :( My husband always manages to keep me on track unfortunately (but thankfully).

My dinners are typically delicious at least. I swtich up the fresh vegetables, choose a meat (usually chicken or steak), cook it all in teh wok with butter, then add almonds and other various nuts.(Note that I always cook the chicken seperately then add it). What I have refused to abide by is the full on 'no carbs rule' because I definitely lost weight that I did not need to lose. I've gained it back now, so I eat my stir fries with brown rice, and occasionally treat myself with brown rice pasta. To my meals I also usually add avocado and Frank' Red Hot sauce. I love flavour, so I'm very thankful that Frank's uses natural ingredients.

When I don't feel like making another stir fry, I'll usually have a filet of fish, either haddock or Sole because I like the mild flavours, then have steamed veggies on the side.

I also sneak chocolate covered almonds at work.

Even though our groery bills have been higher with all the fresh ingredients, and the odd organic microwave dinner (Amy's Brown Rice Bowl and Amy's Gluten Free Lasagna), we've been saving by not eating out anymore. Eating leftovers and hot meals at work is always pleasant, but unfortunately has me constantly working at my desk without taking any real breaks other than the trip to the microwave. Oh well, productivity is good I guess.

The probiotics seem to be the main cure for my IBS in addition to my early morning fruit shakes. I find that on weekends, when I don't have a shake quite as early in the morning, or instead, opt for the allowed scrambled eggs, nothing moves in my intestines, lol. I just don't get it. Why can't I have a normal system!??

I've slacked on taking the vitamin C all the time and the Glutamine, but when I remember I add it to my shakes even though I'm supposed to have it on an empty stomach. Whatever.

That's pretty much all that been going on, and I have been keeping up to date again with Stuffed Ashes.

Thanks for listening,


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Today, on the ball

Okay, so it's been taking me much too long to get both back into this blog, and back into the phase 1 of healthy eating. I'm slowly but surely doing that 'diet' thing again, but it's much tougher this time around. Maybe because I don't have a reward at the end? Who knows.

Since returning from Mexico I've tried to eat according to the rules. The only thing is that I haven't managed to let go of sweets. I've been sneaking spoonfuls(huge ones) of Nutella, eating dried cherries, a chocolate bar or two, and sugar in my coffee...

One other thing that I've decided to do, is not forgo brown rice. I need a little bit of carbs, I mean i got so skinny right before my trip, and luckily gained it back thanks to all the drinking and eating.

Yesterday this is what I ate:
Breakfast, a few strawberries, and a black coffee with sugar. Make that two black coffees with sugar, a friend did a Starbucks run at work. For lunch, I'd brought leftovers of the stir fry goodness I made the night before.
In the stir fry, I had chicken, almonds, sunflower seeds, and tofu I roasted in butter, red pepper, onions, green beans, bit of broccoli, bit of carrots, and tomatoes. Once all cooked, I separately cooked some brown rice. n my bowl I added avocado, and frank's red hot sauce for the ultimate dish.

I had leftovers of this again for supper. At night, I found a snickers bar in my suitcase from Mexico(from the free fridge mini bar), and I ate it. We brought back some delicious coconut rum, and I also made myself a drink with the coconut rum and ginger ale. Soooooooo delicious!

So that pretty much sums up yesterday's meals. They aren't so bad, other than the alcohol and sugar...
Another thing I need to get back into is the gym. I've done NO exercise whatsoever since returning. I feel really really lazy, and am getting soft.

Sorry for the stall in posting, I will try to keep it up again from here on out.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Days to be restarted...

So it's my last night in Mexico, and I'm writing to say that I really haven't eaten that badly this trip. Given, I have indulged on more than one occasion, and that's not taking into consideration all the alcohol I've drank. Not that I was drunk every day or anything...Pfft, who does that?

So anyway, throughout the trip I had ups and downs as far as stomach pain. I stayed away from eating cheese for the most part. Luckily, real Mexican cuisine doesn't use much cheese at all. I definitely ate lots and lots of guacamole, but also ate some French cuisine, Steakhouse, lobster house, many buffets, and of course; tons of Mexican delicacies.

There was also a tapas restaurant at the second resort we went to. One of the chosen items was a platter of cheese. I'd avoided it until the waitress imposed it on us. It was divine, but I only had small bits of each kind.

I may fill you in more on my eating habits from my trip some time when I get back.Perhaps the gory details will be fun, providing I can remember it all!

When I do get back, sadly, late tomorrow night, I will have to face reality once again and start to eat properly to fix the damaged I caused in paradise.

I'm going to have to restart the phase 1 part of the IBS healing diet. This time, I will keep certain carbs such as brown rice, because I really lost too much weight that I didn't need to. Mexico has helped in that respect too.

All in all I've had a wonderful time and have met some terrific people. Reality will bite, but I think I'm on a much healthier path where I'll eventually be able to eat as I please in a moderate manner. Taking probiotics has seemed to be an integral part of not totally screwing up the repairs that I'd started. I did have to rely on Senekot S twice.

For those that are curious, at Stuffed Ashes I will review the resort(s) I stayed at during my trip. It was a superb adventure, and much more of an adventure than we'd planned, which turned out to be awesome.

Hasta Luego!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day ? Mexico

Quick post to say that I'm eating pretty badly here in Mexico, and am feeling the consequences...Ugh.

I'll post soon with more details.