I was hoping by week 3 I might start feeling a little better, but so far I would say I haven’t seen a lot of improvement. Friday was my work luncheon and dinner party, so I was super careful about what I ate: salad and chicken at the lunch; sushi, candy (hah), and wine at the dinner. And yet I felt horrible on Saturday, and not just like a “I had too much wine” type of horrible 🙂 So that was pretty frustrating since I felt just as crappy by being careful about what I ate as I would have had I just indulged in the delicious looking pecan pie!! I know these things take time, so I’m trying not to get discouraged..
On Sunday, I tried out Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal, which contains brown rice, corn, buckwheat, and sorghum. It had a consistency kind of between oatmeal and cream of wheat; I added raisins, sunflower seeds, and agave nectar. It’s okay, I can’t quite decide if I like it more than steel cut oats or not. I have a few bowls left in the fridge, so we’ll see what I think at the end of the week 🙂 I also made some vegan oatmeal cookies: http://www.cookiemadness.net/2008/06/chewy-vegan-oatmeal-raisin-cookies/ I thought they were pretty tasty and even my Bible study friends and husband thought they were good, so score one for cookies I can eat haha!
It certainly has been hard with all the Christmas parties trying to be “good” haha 🙂 But at the same time, sometimes it has been nice to have an excuse to not eat stuff that’s not good for me anyways, diet or not. I just try to always have things on hand that I can eat and not get to the “I’m starving” stage that might cause me to eat whatever is first in sight 🙂