I missed my meeting last week due to a work function. Darn Party-In-The-Atrium-Recognition-Days!!
I'll say that I think I'm getting very close to my goal. On Saturday morning, I stepped on my scale at home and I was 1.8 pounds from goal on that. This morning, I stepped on my scale again and I am still 1.8 pounds from goal per home-scale. Not bad. I'm happy about it.
I've not been very good at tracking, but since I know I am having trouble tracking, I have been trying to stick to the Power Foods. What this means is that I have not been having a lot of starchy carbs, I've been eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and lean protein. I haven't had much in the way of indulgences (disclaimer: at least no indulgences since my *ahem* 5 Mother's Day Skinnygirl Margartas on Saturday) so not tracking hasn't sabotaged me like it normally would.
Huh, maybe I can do this Simply Filling technique after all? I'm not sure if it's the way to go long-term, but I'm glad I could make it work the past couple of weeks.
One thing that is fairly new at our house is that I need to put Dani on a gluten-free diet. She had some digestive issues about 18 months ago that we had diagnosed and then we treated. We kept her gluten-limited for awhile, but over time, thought she was okay and stopped that. Well, a couple of weeks ago, I realized she had been complaining of abdominal pain for a few weeks, so I took her to the doctor. The X-ray showed that her stomach was twice its normal size -- but seemingly empty -- meaning probably bloated with air/gas. Plus the same digestive issue we treated 18 months ago required treatment again. So, no more gluten for Dani and we'll be heading to a specialist at Children's Mercy in June for an evaluation. Her blood test came back negative for Celiacs Disease, but I know that test often comes back negative and people still have Celiacs Disease. So, we'll get her all checked out -- and keep her off gluten!
Since Dani is GF, I am trying to do the same. I figure she needs SOMEONE in solidarity, right!?! And honestly, most of the family diet will be GF, but some things are just too expensive and inconvenient to do for the whole family, so they'll still get some gluten (unless we identify issues with any of them in the future). Honestly, I don't mind being GF for the most part.
Something new I tried this week was making Paleo Banana Bread. Here is the recipe I found:
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond butter (FYI -- I couldn't find Almond butter (looking in wrong place apparently) and so I substituted 1/2 grass-fed butter)
1 tsp baking powder (need to get recipe for GF baking powder from my sister)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
a bunch of cinnamon -- I can't remember how much
That is from memory -- I am having a hard time finding it again online! :(
Anyway, here's a picture --
|Just put into the oven (bake for 55 min at 350 degrees)|
|All Finished! It was crumbly -- and tasted really good!|
I'll report back next week to let you know just how close to goal I was at my meeting. :)
Have a great week!!