Swai fish (gotta check my fish card from my nutritionist- not sure how healthy it is) rubbed with homemade Sazon, cauliflower steaks with pesto, roasted beet salad with citrus vinaigrette and feta, and some kind of salad greens I found at the farmer’s market with balsamic vinaigrette.
Month: March 2013
On the way home from the egg hunt, I was feeling absolutely exhausted. Almost feverishly achy and beyond tired. With one sizeable (though mostly painless) lesion, and some weirdness happening on my bottom lip, I was worried about what this might mean for the direction I’m heading with this flare. I was able to muster up enough energy to prepare this stir fry for lunch. I was motivated to get some solid nutrition in my body since I know I need it to combat what’s happening.
There’s tempeh, garlic, ginger, olive oil, broccoli, and rainbow peppers in there. The sauce is Bragg’s liquid aminos, honey, and olive oil. I served it on a bed of brown rice and topped it off with pine nuts for some added fat, protein, and calories.
I also juiced a green pepper, yellow pepper, lots of celery, and two cucumbers. And drank that while I rocked my daughter (and myself) to sleep. Not sure if it was the nap or the juice, probably both… but when I woke up I was recharged and functioning well again. What a relief. I really thought everything was heading downhill.
Later in the evening, I got really tired again. Not as bad as earlier, but energy levels have definitely been a roller coaster today. Wonder if this has anything to do with the hormone supplements I started yesterday.
Baked sweet potatoes stuffed with veggies. Red onion, garlic, and spinach sautéed in olive oil with a bit of himilayan sea salt. And we always eat the peel. That’s where a lot of the nutrition is.
And I made a new variation on the raw brownies. This time they’re raw snickerdoodle bites. This is my absolute favorite so far. Cashews, dates, salt, raw cacao butter, coconut oil, lots of cinnamon, a little ginger, a little pie spice combo, vanilla extract, and a squirt of agave. YUM!!! My daughter LOVES them. She totally thinks they’re cookies.
Pretty good for frozen pizza. Can’t wait to make my own gf pizza crust. One of these days…
Juiced this stuff for an alkalizing green drink. Didn’t even put in any fruit. I was craving as much of that green stuff as I could get- without the sweet. Very strange. This hit the spot.
Also made a sweeter red juice from beets, red peppers, radishes, carrots, and sweet potatoes. There’s a LOT of radishes in there!
I didn’t plan very well for our day out. We spent the afternoon at the zoo and went to a local fair. I brought a few apples and a bunch of grapes. And some pear slices left over from breakfast. Thank goodness for trail mix. That kept me from assaulting the funnel cake guys at the fair.
I’m not feeling great today, but I’m feeling well enough to get out and enjoy the day with my family, so I’m very grateful for that. The weather is perfect. It’s a beautiful day.
My uncle passed away recently, so we’ll be traveling soon for his funeral. Thinking of him and how fleeting life is, and how important it is to treasure the time we have and take advantage of it, even when we don’t feel well. These may be the only moments we get.
Got home late, so it’s quick and easy tonight. Organic butternut squash soup out of a box, and gluten free/dairy free grilled cheese sandwiches.
Soooo much information from the doctor this afternoon. Don’t even know where to start. I’ll post more specifics in my current treatment plan later.
I’m not feeling as good tonight. I did not take fluconazole this morning, since I was supposed to do 10 days on/10 days off. Today was the first day “off”. By the afternoon, I could feel thrush creeping up my tongue. I have a lesion (currently small, but seems to be growing fast) on the mid-right side of my tongue. And a spot on my lip that I think started when I bumped my mouth with my two-year-old’s head, and it’s now turning into a lesion. So I guess my two day stretch of feeling perfect is over. I felt really good all day, but I’m feeling very worn out tonight. Throat is a bit scratchy as well. I took fluconazole as soon as we got home tonight, and will be filling a diflucan prescription tomorrow, as well as cipro (antibiotic) to combat a nasty infection of bad bacteria in my gut. I’ll also be starting a hormone (pregnenolone) and DHEA tomorrow. I’ve got to get some B6/B12/folic acid to help with a genetic issue that causes… something… to be too high. (I’ll come back and fill that in later.) And I’ve got to get a bifido-specific probiotic, since my gut has a lot of good bacteria, but absolutely none of that particular (and important) strain. Doc said I could scale back my vitamin D supplement from 10,000 IU to 6000. I was a bit deficient, but not nearly as much as he’d expected.
So, for now, I’ll continue prednisone at 20 mg for the next month. Doc is focused on cleaning up my gut so the other treatments can be more effective. Once my digestive system is working properly, we’ll attack the Lyme infection with doxycycline, switch over from fluconazole/diflucan to grape seed extract, and attempt to taper off prednisone.
I was going to attempt heart shaped GF pancakes this morning, since it’s our Fifth Anniversary, but I couldn’t figure out the recipe. So, instead we had…
Huevos Rancheros… with homemade salsa verde, black beans, and a bit of sharp cheddar. And camomile tea.
Still feeling great today. Have a very slight headache, but I’m pretty sure it’s a hydration issue. Easily resolved.
We had a big crew over for dinner tonight- all big meat lovers. So we grilled. Steaks, sausage, and pork chops. I made a sautéed eggplant dish to have with it. Olive oil, garlic, eggplant, grape tomatoes, and basil.
Also served up the massaged kale salad. That was a big hit- especially among this carnivorous group. Here’s a pic of my plate.
I made an alkalizing green drink (cucumber, kale stems, broccoli stems, celery, green pepper, apple) and a dessert- a spin off the raw brownie bites from last week. Raw coconut cashew bites. I’ll post a pic and ingredients later, but I ate a significant portion of those while I was making them, and then more after dinner.
With coconut oil, himilayan sea salt, stevia, and pie spice.
I’m wondering if there’s a healthier kernel I should be using. I get the yellow corn, because I’ve read it’s more nutritious than white. But I wonder if this corn is GMO. We’re eating a lot of it lately, so it needs to be good for us. But there’s not a lot of options at the grocery store. Certainly no organic.
I realize this is more of a breakfast dish, but today we’re having it for lunch.
Gluten free/dairy free stuffed French toast with chopped fresh coconut and strawberries. Here’s the ingredients. In the green bowl, I’ve got almond milk, eggs, pie spice, and vanilla extract.
Also made a massaged kale salad. “Massaging” the kale with lemon juice and salt tenderizes it, making it easier to eat in it’s raw form, so you get more nutrients, etc. from it. And the vitamin C from the lemon juice helps your body absorb iron from the kale. This salad also has olive oil, chopped apple, raisins, and sunflower seeds in it. It came out great and I am super excited to be able to eat all these leaves (and acidic lemon juice) with no discomfort whatsoever. I know this can’t last forever, but I’m loving it!
Omelet (courtesy of my husband) and healthy hot chocolate (maca, carob, raw cacao, stevia).
Feeling great today. No lesions (for ONCE!), no thrush, no aches and pains (except a little sore from Sunday’s Zumba class- but that kind of pain feels good!) It’s a beautiful, cool, sunny day. Doesn’t get much better than this.