I will admit that I haven’t gone completely wheat free since my last post on the subject. Sunday, while out with my son, we went to Burger King and I had a Chicken sandwich, which came on a bun…and this morning I had a half of a bottom piece of a bagel. I’m still down about 2 lbs from a week ago, so for the most part, I’m doing well. I just have to try to make the best choices I can when choosing to eat out.
As far as everything else, I’m doing alright. I still haven’t began my running program yet, but I’ve been doing some research here and there. Next week is vacation (actually it’s probably more like basement project week), so I’ll probably begin my running program after that week.
The sunburn is gone now at this point, but the spot where the blister is at is pretty dry, so I’ve got to moisturize that. I hope y’all are doing great. I wish you a safe July.
It’s been quite a hectic week around the household. We’re still in our wheat-less world, and I really haven’t noticed any significant difference to this point, outside of the fact that I’ve lost around 4 lbs in the last week (down to about 236), but I’m not sure how much of that is attributed to actually being wheat-free…but I’l take it. Our lunches have consisted of the Cheesy Sausage Quiche and the Cauliflower Pizza Bites. While the Pizza Bites were okay, as far as I was concerned, my wife did not seem to be too hot on it. However, the Cheesy Sausage Quiche was significantly better…I used Apple Chicken Sausage with it, and it was pretty darn tasty. Next on the palate will probably be the Tuna Melt Stuffed Tomatoes. I didn’t follow any of these recipes to a tee, necessarily, but I did substitute them where I could to make them dairy free as well as gluten free.
Turning to the sunburn front, it was a pretty bad one. I had a huge blister on my right knee. It was just about one of the ugliest things I’ve ever seen. It blew up like a balloon. It’s gone away now, but I’m leaving my DNA everywhere I go, because I’m peeling so bad. I need to remind myself to never do this again. Although it has diverted attention away from my left foot, which seems to be doing great now. I anticipate starting to walk/run again here in a few weeks. Once that starts, I’ll be rolling! Urrr, I guess I’ll be running, not rolling. LOL!
I hope you all take care of yourself riding this heat wave (it’s supposed to be 95 today here) and stay cool!
As tomorrow is the 4th of July, I will not be able to post anything then, so I’m getting this out today.
We’ve began our wheat-free experience, and thus far, it’s been okay. It’s still early in the process, so there’s not a lot to report as far as if it’s changed anything. I’m hoping for it to be a good experience.
My first real new type of wheat-free recipe was a chicken-avocado lettuce wrap sandwich on Saturday. It was surprisingly pretty filling. So much so, that even though we didn’t eat for about 8 hours after that, I wasn’t starving then.
I took my son to the Twins game vs. the Royals at Kaufmann Stadium yesterday, and I got burnt pretty well on my neck, arms and knees, so that’s probably not a good thing health-wise. 🙂 I’ll likely be okay though, but will keep an eye on it.
Another week has gone by, and I’m getting my mind right on preparing for the new wheat-free era which begins this weekend. The hardest part, I believe, is getting mentally prepared to say no to bread. The anticipation of it is kind of hard, but I think I’ll be ready. I certainly hope that it will cause a big change. While it may not be dramatic as far as weight loss (although I’d certainly like to see that too), the switch over to eating more fruits & vegetables may cause digestive changes, which could be a shock to the system. We’ll have to see what happens…it’s exciting, yet scary all at the same time.
I felt a very minor twinge in the bottom of my foot this morning, so I know I’m not completely ready yet to begin any type of running program, but I’m hoping that it will subside by the middle of next month, so I can get going. I’m itching to begin it, because I think that, of anything, will help me feel better, because right now, I find my energy to be lacking. I know Krista says she feels better, because she’s been walking more, but that doesn’t seem to be enough for me. I feel okay, but I don’t want to just feel okay. I want to feel great. I think running may be able to do that for me.
Next week’s post will be after the start of the wheat-free period, I’ll let you how it’s going. I know there probably won’t be any significant results to that point, but I think it’s important to get out my thoughts on it to reinforce it. Here’s to having a great week!