Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fail #1

Went shopping today all ready to get this diet thing rolling. Big disappointment! First let me confess: I've already cheated. Yeah yeah it's only been a few days lol but been dealing with a migraine and didn't have much in the house that I could eat so hubby and the kids wanted pizza. I may or may not have slipped a piece of cheese pizza. Being a vegetarian is cake (mmmm cake...) not having a problem at all with that part. This no dairy or gluten stuff is so HARD though! Never realized how much of it I ate. Seems like everything has it in it. Even the things you'd never think of has it in it. Geez...

Friday night hubby stopped by Jason's deli for dinner. He was being nice so I wouldn't have to cook since I wasn't feeling well. I said you know, just get me a salad thinking that was simple enough. Poor guy really did try which is great but I've yapped about it enough I thought he'd know what not to put on it. He came back with a HUGE salad loaded with all kinds of great veggies and cheese with ranch dressing lol. I felt bad that he tried so hard so I ate it anyway... tasted awesome too! I'm taking it slow and not as strict as I'd like but I guess that comes with time.

On to the shopping... ugh. Went to Aldi to load up on fruits and veggies like I always do. They're way cheaper there. Didn't know that on Sundays they don't open till noon. It was 10:30. Sigh. Headed out to my usual supermarket, roamed around for an hour and was so discouraged at the pitiful selection of both vegan and gluten free products. Seemed like everything I picked up that was vegan, like the veggie burgers and things like that, had gluten in it. And a lot of the gluten-free things had eggs. I know I'm a noob at this and it's going to take time but I was sooo frustrated! Did break down and got some veggie burgers. It's not gluten free, plus it has egg and milk ingredients but whatever, I'll make do with what I got. It's a start anyway and i have plenty of fresh fruits and veggies to make do. May try Earth Fare next week. Not really a fan but there's not many other options around here. Having to do it on a budget with having to feed 2 little guys and a husband. May be frustrating but it's kind of fun, I'm having to be resourceful and creative. I like that! Finding some great recipes online too so I'll need to give those a try and see how those turn out. Hubby suggested that I give up caffeine while I'm at it. I asked him if he wanted to live. He said yes so I'm keeping my caffeine.

Ok so I just proof read this post and yes I realize that it's all over the place and I was rambling. But I'm too exhausted to go back and redo it so forgive me mmk? Thanks!