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"You can have the results you say you want, or you can have all the reasons in the world why you can’t have them. But you can’t have both. Reasons or results. You get to choose."


Susan Carlson

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Random thoughts - in 3 parts

An observation
My body is pretty clever.
Aside from the obvious breathing, beating, healing, growing, moving and feeling that is.
It tells me clearly what it needs.
Sometimes I can’t give it what it needs.
So it tells me what I can substitute.
I am learning to really listen to it.
And it is pretty clever.
~*~*~*~*~*~
Me update
My past few days have been a bit all over the place.
Friday night I went to the footy – first final – and my team won with a last minute free kick.  The emotional roller coaster of the last 10 minutes of the game was exhilarating to say the least!
Then Saturday we cancelled the trip to Dad’s.  He needed a weekend off.  So we went to the RSPCA (still no cat or dog that we both loved), gluten free shop, supermarket and shopping for fathers day.  Then we relaxed for the rest of the afternoon and evening.  Great day.
Sunday started slowly, then we headed off to lunch for Father’s Day.  Had a fantastic meal at Rockpool and managed to stay for 4 hours!  I love spending time with my family.  I ate naturally.  I ordered food I love and ate to the point of satisfaction not fullness.  The food was amazing, but the company was why I was there.  Watching my Dad make paper planes for my nephew, teasing my brother about his girlfriends, talking clothes and accessories with my sister.  That is what makes a great fathers day.
When we got home I fell asleep on the couch.  Ian woke me about 10:30pm after nearly 4 hours sleep.  Of course I then could not get back to sleep until 3am!  7am alarm nearly killed me, I was so sleepy.  I felt drugged!  I am guessing I either had a virus or ate something with gluten over the weekend. 
This is where I had to really listen to my body.  It wanted sleep but I had to go to work.  And instead of heading for high energy food to keep me awake I went for nuts and seeds.  I was really glad I did that as I felt much better.  I was flat out at work all day, didn’t leave until 8pm, but other than dozing in the taxi I slept in my normal pattern last night and woke feeling normal again today.
But I am having nuts and seeds for breakfast again anyway.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Food and smiles
I am working on liking eggs – being coeliac having eggs for breakfast would be a great option for me.  I just don’t like them!  But when I did my glass slumping class I had an Italian style omelette with rice in it and really enjoyed it!  I found a recipe over the weekend so will try making it myself soon.  That would be great as I think I can work my way from things like that to things with more egg and less things to hide the flavour and texture!
That is also where the ‘listen to my body but find substitutes’ comes in.  Sometimes there are limited gluten free options so I need to find the one that most closely matches what my body needs.  Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, nuts and seeds are all gluten free so it is not that hard…  you just have to watch how things are prepared if you are not cooking yourself.
And sometimes I eat purely for joy.  The MCG has gluten free meat pies and that is a footy tradition I have had to live without for a long time.  So when it is finals time and I am at the MCG to watch the Saints I indulge in a gf pie.  Not because my body needs it but because it makes me smile.

2 comments:

anne h said...

Sometimes a body just needs a smile!
:D

cmoursler said...

I was just wondering if you had heard of aramanth...which is a grain that is gluten free. makes great bread.
So does potato flour.
I like my eggs over easy and so need bread to dip..aramanth would work great. Good luck.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Random thoughts - in 3 parts

An observation
My body is pretty clever.
Aside from the obvious breathing, beating, healing, growing, moving and feeling that is.
It tells me clearly what it needs.
Sometimes I can’t give it what it needs.
So it tells me what I can substitute.
I am learning to really listen to it.
And it is pretty clever.
~*~*~*~*~*~
Me update
My past few days have been a bit all over the place.
Friday night I went to the footy – first final – and my team won with a last minute free kick.  The emotional roller coaster of the last 10 minutes of the game was exhilarating to say the least!
Then Saturday we cancelled the trip to Dad’s.  He needed a weekend off.  So we went to the RSPCA (still no cat or dog that we both loved), gluten free shop, supermarket and shopping for fathers day.  Then we relaxed for the rest of the afternoon and evening.  Great day.
Sunday started slowly, then we headed off to lunch for Father’s Day.  Had a fantastic meal at Rockpool and managed to stay for 4 hours!  I love spending time with my family.  I ate naturally.  I ordered food I love and ate to the point of satisfaction not fullness.  The food was amazing, but the company was why I was there.  Watching my Dad make paper planes for my nephew, teasing my brother about his girlfriends, talking clothes and accessories with my sister.  That is what makes a great fathers day.
When we got home I fell asleep on the couch.  Ian woke me about 10:30pm after nearly 4 hours sleep.  Of course I then could not get back to sleep until 3am!  7am alarm nearly killed me, I was so sleepy.  I felt drugged!  I am guessing I either had a virus or ate something with gluten over the weekend. 
This is where I had to really listen to my body.  It wanted sleep but I had to go to work.  And instead of heading for high energy food to keep me awake I went for nuts and seeds.  I was really glad I did that as I felt much better.  I was flat out at work all day, didn’t leave until 8pm, but other than dozing in the taxi I slept in my normal pattern last night and woke feeling normal again today.
But I am having nuts and seeds for breakfast again anyway.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Food and smiles
I am working on liking eggs – being coeliac having eggs for breakfast would be a great option for me.  I just don’t like them!  But when I did my glass slumping class I had an Italian style omelette with rice in it and really enjoyed it!  I found a recipe over the weekend so will try making it myself soon.  That would be great as I think I can work my way from things like that to things with more egg and less things to hide the flavour and texture!
That is also where the ‘listen to my body but find substitutes’ comes in.  Sometimes there are limited gluten free options so I need to find the one that most closely matches what my body needs.  Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, nuts and seeds are all gluten free so it is not that hard…  you just have to watch how things are prepared if you are not cooking yourself.
And sometimes I eat purely for joy.  The MCG has gluten free meat pies and that is a footy tradition I have had to live without for a long time.  So when it is finals time and I am at the MCG to watch the Saints I indulge in a gf pie.  Not because my body needs it but because it makes me smile.

2 comments:

anne h said...

Sometimes a body just needs a smile!
:D

cmoursler said...

I was just wondering if you had heard of aramanth...which is a grain that is gluten free. makes great bread.
So does potato flour.
I like my eggs over easy and so need bread to dip..aramanth would work great. Good luck.