I am well aware that with old age comes creaks and pain in these old bones. Some days my knees let me down. Literally. One knee or the other will just collapse making walking a little slower and labored.
In my younger years I had low blood pressure. Not any more. Sometimes it falls in the normal range but often it is on the high side. Don't even talk to me about cholesterol levels. Mine is much higher than recommended. In the inside corner of my right eye I have puffy lose skin. My doctor tells me it is due to high cholesterol.
I am also WAY overweight. Actually into the obese category.
All these things combined make it difficult and tiring to do a whole heck of a lot. Especially in heat and humidity. About 10 years ago I had a bout with heat exhaustion. Since that time the heat hits me really hard.
What to do. What to do.
I have been hearing a lot lately about "wheat belly". I have a granddaughter who has food allergies, among them wheat. I got to thinking if a 7 year old can live with a diet minus wheat, why can't her 70 year old grandmother.
Today I give myself a challenge. Two weeks. Just two weeks without wheat. Then I will see how I feel.
I am going to lay it all out here:
Weight: 195 pounds!!!! on a 5'7" body. That is only 3 pounds short of my all time high. 10 years ago I lost over 50 pounds on Weight Watchers. I found most of that weight I lost. Each year a little more.
My food log for today:
Breakfast. My usual 1/2 cup of coffee with French Vanilla creamer
4 ounces Tropicana OJ with lots of pulp
Two scrambled eggs with green onion, 1 strip of crisp bacon, shredded cheese topped with salsa. I tried to eat it like a burrito but the corn tortillas I bought fall completely apart. Can anyone recommend a good brand?
Snack: 4 baby carrots with 1 tablespoon Ranch dressing
Dinner: Crock pot roast beef with mushrooms
Black eyes peas
Need to drink more water. Time to get some NOW!
Can I do this while heading out in 11 days? I hope so.
Got any good gluten free recipes?