I had a really hard time falling asleep last night. Not sure if the power nap was enough to interrupt my sleep or what but took me over an hour to finally fall asleep. Woke up a couple of times in the night again but didn’t open my eyes to look at clock. Got out of bed at 5:00 and started off a little slow but then got energized. Did my dog walk and got kids off to school and myself off to work.
Today is an add a food day so I’m going to try green beans. I’d read that they can be difficult to digest so I cooked them for almost 2 hours and pureed them up. We’ll see how it goes tonight. I’m not as excited on add a food day as I was at the start of the 30 days. I’m liking the simplicity of the few foods I’m eating and the fact that although I don’t feel fabulous every day, I am noticing a decrease in symptoms overall.
I definitely want to add more foods in, I’m just liking that food choices aren’t taking over my world. Cooking is a lot easier too. I did get adventurous and make some buffalo-butternut squash meatballs and some beef and chicken liver muffins.
Both of these recipes came out really tasty. I’m not sure if it’s because they were the first compound recipes that I’ve made in almost a month or my taste buds were just wanting a change but these are definite keepers for my food rotation. They also sat pretty well.
I did try something that my guru suggested that wasn’t SCD legal. It was flax water. She said that it helps coat the lining of the GI tract to help it heal so I tried it. I took 2 tbsp of whole flax seeds and boiled them in a quart of water then let them sit for a few hours. Then I strained off the seeds and was left with a gelled type water. I drank it 30 minutes before breakfast and 30 minutes before lunch.
I knew it wasn’t sitting well after breakfast when I couldn’t stop burping and felt bloated after my chicken soup which doesn’t bloat me. After lunch the same thing happened and the rumbling started in my belly. I decided not to do it before dinner and threw the rest of the water away. I’m not saying it won’t help but I don’t think I’m ready mentally or physically to do that just yet. At least I could make a clear connection that it wasn’t right for my body right now.
Pre breakfast-2 tbsp collagen and colostrum
Breakfast-chicken soup with some leftover turkey thrown in and ½ banana
Lunch-leftover turkey, zucchini and acorn squash
Dinner-beef/chicken liver muffin, butternut squash, spinach and green beans.