Yep, life is going well with my lenten observances... unfortunately, that doesn't mean I'm any better at blogging more often! Oops. Best intentions...
|Ready to ski first day!! That's me on the right!|
Have gone skiing since lent began, and YES, I cheated with rice while away!! Really, I had to... there was about 3 small chunks of beef in the beef curry the one day and I was so hungry from skiing!! The next day, there was NOTHING on the menu for this Primal gluten-free girl except "seafood pilaf"... so I got that, hoping for more seafood than rice. Um. Good try, but nope. There were about 10 small, I mean small scallops, about 4 small shrimp and perhaps 5 peas in a yellow rice concoction. Ate it all. Of course, both meals were eaten with lots of prayers (you know how the guilt works in us Catholics...).
Well, other than having rice for those two meals, the others went well as the hotel staff understood quickly my gluten intolerance (called "allergy" here as they truly understand those!!) and prepared special meals for me. I had tomato sauce over a non-breadcrumbed meatloaf for one dinner (many other people wanted what I had instead of their dark sauce with mushrooms), and for breakfast a typical Japanese one complete with Nato. I opened it, forced the hubby to try it, took one small bite myself, then promptly shut the little box it came in... smelled it all day. Ugh. Definitely one of those dishes one MUST be raised on to enjoy!! That breakfast also contained miso soup with tofu (drank the soup, ate the mushrooms, but left the soy pieces behind) and tamago (think scrambled eggs in a form, but lightly sweetened... not my favorite as I like my eggs with SALT, but edible).
My biggest problem that first week was the coffee. Yes, I must be a little 'mad' as that is my ONE thing I've never allowed the docs to take away from me in my years of being sick and migrainey. Yep, told the neurologist to get a life when he suggested going decaf, same thing to the cardiologist when he suggested decaf would help slow down my fast heartbeat. However, 12 days later and I'm still getting caffeine just through the green tea. It's all good. No headaches, no withdrawal... hopefully, when I start drinking it again, I'll be content to be sugarfree!!
|My son and me, at top second day!|
So, after 12 days, have I lost weight? Yep. 5 lbs or 2 kg. Yeah, me!! What's better is the tummy bloating and retaining water in my legs is gone (except a little right legged swelling after the two lunches of rice). AND... my clothes are already fitting better. Niiiiice.