Initially I was planning on starting my SIBO protocol right after the wedding ended. But I realized I needed to get myself all set up for a successful 30 days with food prep, which I obviously didn’t get to do this weekend. So now I’m using the week to ramp up to it. I’m going to get shopping done, plan out meals, and then next weekend I’m going to try to prep a bunch of stuff…but then I am going to wait until after the 4th of July to start. My bestie Jess is coming to stay with me for a few days and I don’t think it’s wise to start a strict GI regimen right then. So instead I’ll be giving this a go after that visit. Plus, I have a huge stash of chips and chocolate to finish off before then.
Rise and shine! Monday morning came on cruelly fast thanks to our late bedtime (I was up doing laundry and housework because that’s what happens when you’re away).
These pancake mongers ate quickly and after a brief amount of calm time we went to open gym. P has been on the same dose for over a week now so while I don’t love going to immediate vigorous activity post-dose, at least his body is very well adjusted and desensitized to the current amount. [We skipped up-dosing last Friday because it was rehearsal day]
See? Told you. Chips for days.
I went back for more and more because salt is sooooo addicting.
He fells down the stairs 10 minutes before the rehearsal but fortunately the shiner didn’t show up until Monday. Phew! Not that photo shop couldn’t take care of it. Made a good story though. Silly kid.
After naps they played outside and snacked. They’re latest love is seaweed. We went to swim at a friend’s for a bit and then came home to make dinner. I was going to have Kyle grill but the kids wanted me to prove that I knew how to grill to them and basically forced me to do it. Kyle got home early thinking he was grilling, but got to play with them instead while I got myself al smoky outside.
But I did it! And it was great. 🙂
I cooked the asparagus in the microwave (seasoned with oil, salt and pepper) because I couldn’t keep my eyes on the oven inside while grilling. I figured the micro was easier and I was right. Also, bless the inventor of the rice cooker.
I use this guy every day and don’t know how anyone lives without one.
His above and hers below.
Basically I went rice-less because I was trying to get in grain free mode. I’m not actually sure if I’ll go grain free for 30 days (most likely I will not), but I am dipping my toes in just to see.
Kyle had cake – almost done with the one I made him last week. And I had a decent chocolate spread. I went back for more candied ginger. My love affair with ginger is back in full swing. In it’s heyday I think I ate a cup or so a day, so it’s maybe not THAT strong again, but I find myself craving it lately.
Ginger and chocolate are definitely a winning pair. Which is good because I have a bit more chocolate to finish off before I begin my GI reset!