Today Was Not Friday

Today is Thursday. Not Friday. I’ve had to tell myself that a hundred times today. It started yesterday really. My pills from my little pill sorter were from Thursday. Then I woke up this morning (late) and thought, “well, at least I don’t have to do this for 2 days.” Then I realized it was only Thursday. It just messes with everything when you have the day wrong. Especially when you think it’s the last day of the work week. I’ve felt like I’ve been in a fog all week too. I just thought I was getting over the time change.

It’s been 6 days since I had a Prilosec but I had to break down and take one tonight. I was hurting pretty bad and it’s been about 45 minutes and my chest is still burning. I’ll go take another spoon of coconut oil. Maybe I should have taken the Prilosec this morning before it got this bad. I just wonder how long it will take before I can completely get off of it.

I ordered a breakfast frittata and some paleo ranch from a local restaurant/bakery that cooks meals that you pre-order this week and pick up next week. I will be doing this again but I’m so super excited to get something different for breakfast next week. Actually, I will get sausage this weekend. We got some ground pork and I’ve been looking up recipes for homemade breakfast sausage. I also just told him to get some bananas and I’m going to try and make some banana pancakes.

Breakfast was bacon and boiled eggs. Lunch was leftover roast, potatoes and carrots. I broke paleo tonight and had brown rice pasta so we could have spaghetti. The sauce was garlic free so I know that’s not what gave me heartburn so bad. There was garlic in the roast though. hmmm

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Prilosec Detox

The Prilosec detox is going well. It’s been since Friday that I’ve had my last one and the one before that was the previous Monday. I felt the acid rise last night but I took my coconut oil and night time Zantac and other pills and I’ve been fine since then. I thought about taking one today but waited it out and I’m glad I did. I am wondering though if it’s garlic tonight that is doing it. I’ve been using it sparingly though so surely not.

I weighed this morning and I’m down another 1.7 lbs. That’s only 5 lbs this month but it’s better than a gain. I know, I have said that before. I’m so close to going down into the next number so I’m excited about that. I should be decently ready for summer by the time it gets here.

I am slowly but surely getting acclimated to the time change. I still don’t want to get up but I don’t don’t feel quite as tired during the day. I’m ready for bed now though and it’s only 9:30.

Breakfast was bacon and sauteed apples and pecans. A very welcome change! My hubby got some ground pork so I’m going to make some homemade sausage and that will shake things up a bit! Lunch was leftover chicken, cabbage and I made some sweet potato fries in the toaster oven. We had to go do a home visit after work for the dachshund we’ve been fostering so he put a roast, potatoes, carrots and onion in the crockpot. It was ready and waiting for us when we got home. It was really good and hit the spot.

Hitting the hay now!

When There is Pizza

We had our monthly HOG meeting tonight and the meal being served was pizza. I love pizza. At least I used to. The last time I had pizza, it just wasn’t as good as I remembered. So I really wasn’t heartbroken that I couldn’t eat it. I think that’s the great thing about eating paleo. You get all of the bad stuff out of your system and you don’t miss it. There was also salad so I took some leftover chicken and some homemade dressing and just had a chicken salad. It wasn’t bad.

Rewind to this morning and I had bacon and boiled eggs. Lunch was chicken, asparagus and sweet potato fries. Last night when we were spicing the chicken up to cook, I put some smoked paprika on one piece. I was curious whether it would be any good or not and it was actually very good. Next time we have chicken, it will be spiced up with that.

It’s been since Monday that I’ve had my Prilosec and I’m feeling it tonight. Probably the balsamic vinegar dressing. I’ve already had one tablespoon of coconut oil and I’ll get another one before bed. Tomorrow will definitely be a Prilosec day.

Waiting on feeling better for using the oils for my breathing issues. I guess it takes a while. Maybe one day before I die I’ll get to feel normal again and not exhausted. I can do anything!

Fun With Friends

Yay for the weekend! I enjoyed time tonight with sweet friends. We went to Chili’s for our friend, Gloria’s, birthday. I was able to find a sirloin with grilled avocado and a fresco salad (whatever that is). Whatever it is, it finally added spinach back to my diet so we’ll see how that goes. I don’t expect it will do anything but I should know soon enough. I also had one glass of wine. Seems to be a theme these days.

I woke up with a headache this morning. I took some Excedrin but it never quite went away until later in the day when I took 2 more Excedrin. I only had 1 glass of wine but it was Barefoot and I’m not a fan and that could be why. But that’s pretty much why I only had one glass tonight. I didn’t want to feel bad tomorrow.

I’ve got heartburn tonight but I can’t take my Prilosec tomorrow so I hope it goes away. In hindsight and after saying that out loud, that’s another reason why I shouldn’t have drank that glass of wine tonight. I know it doesn’t help it. I’ll take some coconut oil and hope that gets rid of it.

For breakfast I had bacon and scrambled eggs. Lunch was Organic Harvest again. This time I had roast and carrots, herb roasted cauliflower and creamed kale. I didn’t eat much of the kale though. I realized I didn’t check the sneeze guard to see whether it was paleo or not. Wondering if it had dairy in it. I also bought a couple of paleo cookies. They were divine!!

Heading off to bed. Busy day tomorrow.

Another Month Down

It’s been another month and I’m another 5.1 lbs down. Not great but it’s better than a gain. And like they say…I didn’t gain it over night and I won’t lose it over night. That puts me at a total of about 24 lbs. I had already lost 10 lbs before the new year, 9+ lbs in January and 5.1 in February. So not too bad!

One non-scale victory is that I’m very close to being off of Prilosec. I’m in week 3 and in the process of dropping it to 2 days this week. It’s amazing something so commonly prescribed by doctors can be so damaging and hard to get off of. It shows the sign of the times where doctors over medicate instead of looking for the root cause. There should be laws against it or better guidelines or something.

I’m ready for bed so I’m jumping right into my meals for today. We finally got some bacon so for breakfast I had bacon and scrambled eggs. Of course lunch was leftovers from last night…steamed shrimp, new potatoes and green beans. For supper we made some of that chick-fil-a chicken nuggets and had that in a salad. For some reason, it didn’t fry up nice and crispy. Not sure if it’s because I just used arrowroot flour or what. The last recipe I found also used cassava flour. Next time, I’ll add that too. It wasn’t enough to coat all the chicken anyway so that will help it go further.

Prilosec. Friend or Foe?

I’m trying to get off of Prilosec. Wow! It sounds like I’m talking about drugs. I know it’s not the same and I would never suggest that getting off of Prilosec is even close to getting off of drugs but our bodies do become addicted to things. Things not as bad as drugs, alcohol and cigarettes but they are still things the body thinks it has to have. My dad used to be addicted to nose spray and I know someone that couldn’t live without Blistex. And there’s always food addictions such as sugar and gluten. With Prilosec, when you try to stop taking it, you have what’s called rebound reflux. Your stomach kicks into overtime producing acids and there’s only one place for it to go. And with all the acid, it can cause asthma to flare up. Doesn’t sound like a big deal but if you’ve ever had heartburn, you know what I’m talking about.

Today was the day I didn’t take my Prilosec and when I got home I was hurting pretty good. I took my 2 tbsp of coconut oil and my night time pills (which 1 of the pills is a Zantac) and it is better. I’ve noticed that bacon really heats things up. If I have to remove bacon from my diet, there will no longer be any meaning to life. Just kidding, of course, but the thought of removing another food is depressing.

I’m just going to recap what I ate today and go to bed. Breakfast was bacon and scrambled eggs. Lunch was leftover hash. For supper we had bacon wrapped shrimp kabobs and roasted potatoes.

 

I Still Haven’t Added Almonds

I wrote a couple of days ago that it was time to add almonds back but I still haven’t done it. I just haven’t had time to think about how to add them back. I need to get some too. I’ve had some slivered almonds forever but I’m not sure if they are still good. Do almonds go bad? Surely not.

Today was a lazy day. I cleaned a couple of boxes out of the garage and cleaned a toilet but that’s about it. I spent most of the day on Pinterest and watched TV. The hubs went back down to the World of Wheels so I had the TV all to myself.

For breakfast I broke down and had some of the leftover/frozen pancakes and some bacon. They are ok but not my favorite. And I was curious how they would taste after being frozen but that was ok. I just put them in the oven and heated them up. I’d really like to try the banana and egg pancakes. Maybe next weekend. There was no lunch again. I really just forget to eat now. I’m not starving. Later this afternoon, I got a little hungry but didn’t want to fool with a meal. So I just ate a few chips to tie me over. I looked all day for a good pork chop recipe and I finally found one with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rosemary, salt and brown mustard. They were ok but I won’t make them again. I made sweet potato fries for me and mashed potatoes for him and I had roasted zucchini again. I was going to have cabbage but the zucchini needed to be cooked. I’ll be back on Pinterest in a minute for cabbage recipes though!

I did try the coconut oil with cocoa and maple syrup and it turned out good. I read a lot of reviews where the sugar separated so I was worried about it but it turned out nicely. I just need to be careful not to over indulge. I also melted some coconut oil before taking my 2 tbsp’s and that was a lot easier to take. And it immediatly got rid of my heartburn. I’m dealing with it a little tonight but I’ll take my Zantac shortly and hopefully that will last me until tomorrow when I take my Prilosec. Getting there!

Tomorrow is Monday. Ugh! I wish I didn’t have to adult tomorrow. Weekends are too short!