Hey gang! It’s been a while! I needed to take some time to enjoy life for a bit. Last week was Scotty’s birthday and it was a BIG ONE so we had to celebrate. We took time off, enjoyed some libations, and some delicious goodies. It was awesome!
Since we’ve last chatted I have reintroduced a new item into the diet and am doing a pass. I tried rice and it was a’right. YOU GUYS, it was just a’right. It left me feeling not fully satisfied and made my heart race a bit. Then later I crashed hard, like whoa. So did Scott. I was at work but Scott totally fell asleep and took a nap.
A few days later I tried it again and had some sushi. The sushi left me feeling bloated and like a fake “full”. I was full but still hungry. It was so strange. So rice is on the outs for me. Scott said he could do without rice as well which is major because dude loves his rice.
So yeah, corn and rice are no goes. So is gluten (except for beer on occasion). Scott can handle gluten a little better than I can but it just causes me to bloat, feel tired, and crave sugar. Not cool.
Dairy I can do in small amounts. Butter and yogurt being what I gravitate towards with cheese on occasion.
That’s where I’m at for reintroduction. Beans I’ve been kind of avoiding but at some point I’ll test them out and see.
Back on track this week and I kicked off the day with an awesome big breakfast after working out (early, I got to the gym at 7am! BOOM!).
Scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, and some chicken sausage from TJ’s. I’m not a huge fan of this chicken sausage. :/ It was OK at first but then it turned weird. Like each bite started tasting like it was made from pellets.
Lunch could not come soon enough today. About an hour and a half after breakfast I was hungry and ready to eat! Unfortunately, Scott said that since it was not even 11am that lunched had to wait.
So I had two clementines to hold me over. Except they didn’t so I got busy making lunch. I’ve been craving a big plate of greens lately so today I finally got to face plant into some.
Sauteed kale with chicken thighs and half a leftover brat. I dipped the thighs in Sir Kensington Special Sauce for some extra saucy goodness. I also had a smoothie on the side, standard smoothie:
- 2.5C Water
- 3 Large Handfuls of greens
- 1.5 Frozen Bananas
- 1C Blueberries
Makes enough for two large smoothies.
Midafternoon snack I had some dried mango slices and a few pork rinds. I am a bottomless pit today!
Dinner this evening was taco bowls.
Ground grassfed beef that I got from Butcher Box (See a recipe and review here) with peppers, onions, and placed on top of some cauliflower rice. I added some lettuce and tomatoes on top.
Easy peasy and delicious!
Now I’m off to have some tea and get comfy watching some hockey. There may be some dark chocolate in my future.
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