Today's BP-Pulse: 132/79-62
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I couldn't do it yesterday. Being in so much pain from my gashed nose and mild concussion and humongoid headache and nose-cartledge-ache...
Oh, I started out ok. Low carb protein drink for breakfast. But the pain kept getting worse and worse. Couldn't even ice it down because our fridge started to die.
Nope. I wanted comfort food.
So I got out some brown rice, a can of evaporated milk and a can of condensed milk, threw it all in the crockpot and made rice pudding. Or tried to. I intended to eat the whole damn thing but I must have forgotten how to make my favorite go-to comfort food because it was horrible and too sweet and crunchy! I **did** calculate calories and so forth, and even tallied them, and if I HAD eaten the whole thing, the rice pudding alone put me above carbs, fat and calories... enough for 2 days! As it was, I only ate about 1/3 of a cup. The rest went down the disposal... I wouldn't even give it to the chickens!
Lost my taste for my beautiful delicious homemade rice pudding. Good, right?
So Hubby came home from work with take-out from a mediterranean place: Garbanzo's. He got for me: hummus, falafel, cucumber/tomato vegetable salad, steak shwarma, and pita bread. All was gluten-free except for the pita, which, yes, I did eat. I still wanted comfort food, but I wasn't going overboard. And it was delicious!
Unfortunately it made my bp a tad high this morning. Should be back down tomorrow.
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I'm not gonna weigh today although I do usually weigh on Thursday. I'm afraid of what the scale will say. I'll weigh in on Saturday as usual. And still can't exercise because of the pain, dizziness and so forth, so I'm sure I've gained back some of my loss.
But ... I'm doing better today. Eating-wise. Not pain-wise.
I INTEND to be as back to normal as possible with chores and exercising tomorrow. AND I'll start up that low-carb thing on Saturday.
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Meanwhile, I'm working on a new cookbook and it's sooo exciting! It hit me as I after I awoke this morning at 2:43 and couldn't get back to sleep. And will be a great teaching experience for my Kid; will help earn his home ec high school credit. Killing lots of birds with one stone!
See the little paragraph at the right of this screen? This is what I'm asking for:
MENU IDEAS WANTED! I'm starting a new cookbook and need menu ideas for quick easy-to-make meals that transport well. Kinda "brown-bagging" or "lunchbox" cookbook... for work, school, or picnics. You e-mail me the menu ideas, and I'll create the recipes and tally carbs, protein, etc. Send to: vikki_kids (at) yahoo (dot) com as soon as possible! Thanks... Vee / Sept 2 2010
You can post your menu ideas here as a comment to this posting. Each menu should include protein, veggie, fruit and starch (if not low-carb). There will be menus for (1) gluten-free (2) lactose-free (3) low-carb (4) cold (5) microwaving (6) breakfast and (7) kid-easy to make. Help!
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Okay, since I've been up for a while, I'm gonna go back to sleep for an hour, just until it's time to milk the goat.
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