The cravings for wheat were unbelievable today! Donuts looked so attractive to me today….I mean they looked so sexy to me!
While I resisted the urge to indulge in those donuts that were beckoning to me from the vendor’s trolley, I must admit that I cheated today. Yes, I am not proud to say it but I cheated.
I had a slice of my son’s birthday cake that he had left over from his birthday this Sunday. And I know I said that I wouldn’t keep any flour in the house but I couldn’t figure out what to do with the rest of the cake…..Well I knew I could give it away but really I didn’t want to.
So instead I pushed it to the back of the refrigerator hoping that since it was out of sight it would be out of mind. And it was until my son found it and asked me for a slice. Why this temptation Lord?
Why did that boy have to find that cake and come and tempt me in my moment of weakness? I convinced myself that it was just a small slice and that one single slice would do no harm.
Hmmmm, Eve figured that a single bite of the apple wouldn’t have hurt either. Anyway, I am not going to beat myself up too much over that. I am moving on because despite my shortcomings today, I am still determined to give up wheat. This wheat belly has got to go!
On the positive side, I did manage to get in lots of exercise today. I walked for a half an hour in the morning and then in the evening I did my 30 minutes aerobics and strength training session. I enjoyed it but my shoulders are still aching from this wheat fast.
Apart from the cake, I didn’t do too badly in terms of eating either. Here’s what I had today.
Oats porridge (Yes, porridge again)
Chocolate (cocoa) tea
Steamed white rice and corned beef (Not the best choice of protein but that’s the easiest thing I could prepare considering how hungry I was feeling)
Orange flavoured Tang for a beverage
Stew Chicken, boiled yam and boiled bananas with a slice of avocado pear. I also had a ripe banana for fruit.
So I am noticing a trend here. Firstly that I really don’t eat enough vegetables and secondly that I tend to eat my fruits with my last meal instead of with breakfast. Strange.
Anyhow, my wheat fast is in full swing and I WILL NOT QUIT! But I need to do better. I need to keep a good stock of acceptable foods on hand so that I don’t yield to temptation. And I must eat more vegetables. I must. No more wheat belly for me. Anniversary is coming up in December and I will not look like this when that day arrives. I refuse to.
That’s all for now people.
Until tomorrow, take care :)!