I have had an extremely long and hard work week. I have been cleaning a new construction home that my brother built. I also had my regular clients to clean for. So, I am wiped out!! I don’t know why, but when I work really hard like that–I usually always end up eating bad. I do okay during the day and then–boom! I feel like I haven’t eaten in a week and I want to eat everything in the house. And yes, that includes gluten. Daggone it! When will I learn? So, I am fessing up to blowing it tonight. I then proceed to take a stomach pill so that I can be knocked out for the night without too much pain. Stupid, I know! Okay, I got that off my chest:)
My hubby helped with my two coconuts I got the other day. We made a royal mess!
Here is what you don’t want to do when cutting a coconut!
OUCHIE! You can see the mess on my counter. I have coconut water in the fridge and I froze the flesh until I can decide how I want to use it. It was fun to buy a real coconut and break it open etc., but as you can see, I am not very good at getting the meat out without injuring myself.
Now for something a bit sweeter.
I have recently discovered a new love! I have never been a huge cherry fan–until I bought frozen ones. Yesterday for snack, I put some cherries in a bowl with 1 Tbs. dark chocolate chips and 2Tbs. coconut milk. That was the best treat I have had in a long time!
Look how the coconut milk freezes onto the cherries! It’s like ice cream–only not. Have I been hiding under a rock to have just now discovered this?
Another yummy (and legal:) thing I ate today was oatgurt with 1/2 banana and 1 Tbs. sunbutter. I went to the health food store yesterday and got more sunbutter and gluten free oats. We are back in business! I have figured something out though that I’m not all that happy about. I have discovered that when I eat very many carbs (aka. banana w/ oatgurt) it makes me crave more carbs. That’s usually where the cheating with gluten comes in.
It seems like the only grain that I am able to eat these days is the oatgurt. I usually have it with plenty of protein though so it doesn’t make me want to binge. I’m guessing that banana and oatgurt is not going to happen anymore. I do fine eating oatgurt without all the sugar in the banana. By the way, I will be forever grateful to Heather for introducing me to oatgurt:)
Okay, I think I’m rambling. It is way past my bedtime and I am beyond the point of exhaustion. Tomorrow, I am planning to do some yoga first thing and then really focus on feeding my body good wholesome foods–no gluten!
Oh, just a funny note about how my yoga practice is going. I am pretty new (3 weeks or so) to yoga. Well, last night, I had the bright idea to try a headstand against the wall. I think my brain was on vacation. Anyway, I got up and it felt good all over–except my head!! I thought my head was going to cave in! I think I’ll stick to shoulder stands since I can actually do those without any major malfunction:) I am LOVING yoga though. I think it is really helping my digestion and helping me to really listen to my body. Now, if I would just quit listening to my brain when it has stupid ideas–I might be alright:)
I’m off to bed now. Happy weekend!
“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4: 8