Good morning, everyone — I’m happy to report that yesterday’s surgery went really well. I’m feeling surprisingly good this morning, especially since I figured I’d have some post-op pain and soreness, but I actually feel great. I’d do a happy dance over this, but I know I need to give my body time to recover…so I’ll do a happy dance in my mind instead. This is what’s going on in my mind whenever I stand up and notice that nothing hurts:
Anyways, after a few weeks of being largely MIA from the blogosphere, I’m excited to be back. Hopefully, this “Hey, nothing hurts…awesome!” motif will continue, and I’ll be able to get back to writing more regularly.
For today, though, I’ve got big plans for my day of forced convalescence (I was told to take at least 24 hours to rest and not really do anything, which I’m more than happy to oblige): watching this Joan Rivers documentary (gawd, you guys, I freakin’ adore that woman) and indulging in a pile of magazines that I haven’t had time to read lately.
As for my foodstuffs lately (and, as always, many thanks to Jenn from Peas & Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!), my soy-free, corn-free, and dairy-free-ish (I add the “ish” suffix because I’ve tried cutting out dairy a bajillion times before — and not only does it not make much of a difference, but I find that I feel a lot better when I have some dairy in my life) experiment is going relatively well so far.
Confession: although it’s going well, I think it’d be a lot easier if I just had more time. I’ve always loved cooking and I’ve always eaten a diet heavy on whole foods, but cooking everything from scratch is seriously time-consuming. If only I had the ability to work from home! Alas, that’ll only happen if I find myself in possession of a winning Powerball ticket, and seeing as I haven’t bought a lottery ticket in years…well, my dreams of working from home are unlikely to come true. Le sigh.
That said, though, on to the WIAW offerings!
My first meal o’ the day has relied on some old standbys:
My lunches lately have been absurdly consistent — and by consistent, I mean monotonous. But I mean this in a good way, I promise! I’m a big proponent of the “find something that works and roll with it” theory, and this lunch works beautifully. I wolf it down every day, and I lurrrve it.
Dinners have posed the least of my challenges in terms of the allergen elimination diet; since I’ve been gluten-free for so long, I’ve been getting creative in the kitchen for ages. Eliminating corn and soy wasn’t that hard when it comes to dinner recipes (this was a seriously pleasant surprise!), and I’ve found a number of recipes that work really well. Win!
As for desserts, I’ve been sticking with almond milk fro-yo (soooooo, I guess it’s not really fro-yo? Would fro-al-mi be the right term for frozen almond milk? DEEP THOUGHTS.). The one exception to that was last night: on our way home from the surgical center, I told Brandon that I wanted one thing and one thing only: legit fro yo. Happily, we have such an establishment in our building, so we went straight there. Did I get a giant container of it? Yes. Did I inhale it? Darn right, I did.
I hope y’all are having a good week thus far, and happy Wednesday!
What’s your favorite recovery food?
When you find a meal that works, do you rely on it or do you mix it up?
Do you have big plans for the 4th of July?