Days 2 & 3 – Detox Woes

Day one was pretty easy.

Day two was a little harder…

It was a pretty sucky day at the office.  When things get rough I normally turn to the three-pound bag of M&M’s that I keep hidden in my desk for a little pick me up. (Don’t look at me like that… it’s not whiskey…. it’s M&M’s.) A handful of M&M’s and I’m usually good to go…. but now, M&M’s = Milk = no-no.  FINE.  Umm…. I couldn’t find anything else that I could eat that didn’t have wheat, milk or eggs in it!!  AND!  Some evil person sent us a mega tub of those little shortbread cookies (3lbs!) and some other evil person sent us a mega tub of pretzles…..and they keep looking at me!  Calling to me…. singing….  Wanted them so bad.  😦

Dad and I went out for lunch and I thought I had that totally under control.  We went to this cute little Mexican place and I got my usual… Shrimp Fajitas without the tortillas or sour cream.  But then I couldn’t remember if the guacamole had sour cream in it our not… and then I googled corn nachos and some recipes said they were made with flour and some said not… I tried asking the waiter, but his English and my Spanish…. not so good. I gave up…. the shrimp and veggies were delish and I decided that I was going to eat the rice and beans since I couldn’t think of anything that would be in them that I couldn’t have.

I had to stay late for a meeting and I was already annoyed… I ended up eating peanut butter out of the jar for dinner.  Pathetic.  Tired, cranky, feeling very deprived I had three slurps of a beer before I remembered that beer often had wheat in it…. sigh.

Day three was better.  I woke up with a bit of a headache, just a little bit of a buzz in the back of my head, but nothing too bad.  The best part??  I’d lost FOUR pounds!  Woo Hoo!  I’d been hoping (Dr. Oz said that hidden allergies are making me fat), but was pretty excited about four pounds in two days.  That was probably the best motivation possible!

Breakfast was another smoothie… I’m getting pretty into smoothies.

  • Blueberries, frozen
  • Strawberries, frozen
  • Almond Milk
  • Coconut Milk (Thai Kitchen)
  • Chia Seeds
  • Youngberry Juice

Zip em in the Oster My Blend and YUM!

Tropical Turkey

Lunch was more of a challenge…. Mom and I went to Kimmswick… Blue Owl…. my favorite place in the world…. and ummm…. what can I eat?  After pouring over the menu, Mom and I found two things that I could eat (without asking for a dozen changes).  It was Friday, so their special of the day was tilapia…. safe.  I chose the other safe item , the Tropical Turkey Salad (minus the turkey) instead…. So good!

Then I made Stuffed Peppers for dinner…

Stuffed Pepper

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. – Hamburger
  • 1 – Onion, chopped (small)
  • ½ c. – Celery, chopped
  • 1 t. – Garlic Salt
  • 1 t. – Basil
  • 1 c. – Rice
  • 4 – Green Peppers
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Ragu (Not Traditional, it has cheese in it…. I used Diced Tomatoes instead)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together; roll into balls and stuff into peppers.  Cover peppers with Ragu.

Bake at 350* for 1 ½ hours

By evening my brain was about to explode… that mild headache had morphed into full-blown brain damage…..  My head hurt, my stomach hurt and I wanted chocolate in the worst way.  I’d have killed for chocolate….

So, two days in and the headache and chocolate cravings were insane, but those four pounds lost…. it almost balanced out….

Day One – Spice Girl

So I survived the first day without wheat, milk or eggs!  Do you have any idea how many products have wheat or milk in them that you would never expect?  No, of course not, because you would never expect it!  Ragu Traditional spaghetti sauce has MILK (romano cheese) in it!  Can’t have butter… BUTTER…because it’s milk!   Do you know what has butter in it?!  Everything!  *sigh*  It could be worse… one of my friends is allergic to soy and corn…. that IS in everything.  I shouldn’t complain (I’m going to anyway…).

Actually, I did pretty good for the most part.

Breakfast Smoothie

For breakfast I made a smoothie:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Coconut Milk
  • Youngberry Juice
  • Chia Seeds

Zipped it around in the Oster Blender for a bit… quite yummy.

– If you like smoothies, but don’t want to drag out the big blender all the time (who does?), the Oster MyBlend Blender is amazing.  It’s got great blending power… zips right through frozen berries and ice.  The best part?  It blends IN the BOTTLE!  You fill your bottle with your smoothie ingrediants, screw on the lid (with the blades), snap it into the blender and ZZZIIPP! Smoothie!  Unscrew the blender lid and screw on the travel lid… off you go!

Lunch and SnacksLunch was a bit harder…. Usually I want something hot for lunch, but I was in a rush and didn’t want to have to read a bunch of labels.  I knew that the Feldkamp bread was okay and I had a new oatmeal that is pretty good ….

  • Oatmeal with Craisins and chopped pecans
  • Feldkamp bread with Planters Nutrition peanut butter
  • Cuties oranges for a snack

By the time I got to dinner I was getting concerned… I’d spent a bit too much time on Pinterest and was just confusing myself.  I stopped by the grocery store on my way home and picked up a bunch of seafood and beef… normally I avoid beef, but since I can’t have the chicken or turkey I figured Brian would want something other than just fish and seafood.  The store had some yummy looking jumbo shrimp on sale, so I got a big bunch.  Now, what to do with them?   Then I remembered my shopping trip to Penzey’s Spices a month or so ago.

Tsardust Memories Shrimp

Tsardust Memories Shrimp

Peel and devein the shrimp then lightly saute them in the olive oil.  Add the lemon juice, white wine Tsardust Memories and chives (sorry, no measurements…. I just kinda eyeballed and dumped).  Cover and let simmer 3-5 minutes or until shrimp are no longer clear.

Eat.

I also made Roasted Potatoes.  I should have added carrots too, but didn’t think of it until too late

  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 2 Yukon Gold Potatoes (mine were pretty small…. I was going for an even amount of sweet & gold potatoes)
  • 2 Carrots
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika

Chop potatoes and carrots into bite-sized pieces.  Drizzle with olive oil and add spices… (again, sorry, no measurements), toss to coat.  I used a 9×9 inch Pyrex pan, but if you add more potatoes you might need a bigger pan… you want a single layer of potatoes in the pan, otherwise it takes forever to bake.

Bake at 400 for 35 – 40 minutes.  Potatoes will be lightly browned and soft on the inside.

Last night I actually slept through the night… I only got up once… normally I get up four or five times… only once was AMAZING!  No idea if it had anything to do with the new diet, but boy that would be wonderful!!

– S