I lost one more pound for the week! It's a loss so that makes me happy. My aim is to get healthier. I am totally the turtle in this race.
Mary Beth on Facebook wanted to know:
Well, I want to know about the tennis shoes hung over phone lines. Is that really about drugs? (Cause who knows more about drugs than you...Ms. PO!)
I had never heard of that being the reason Mary Beth until you asked the question. I see it every once in awhile but not that often. I cannot at all recall seeing it in a high drug traffic area. Reading the phone company sites the said that there is a sharp rise in the occurrence at the very end of school.
I probably would have paid more attention if it was marking the way to a good doughnut shop. ~grins~
Lori asked and pondered:
Is the "no-flour" part based on the idea that you might have a wheat allergy?
No that was not how it started. I had read a Dr. Gott article about being sugar and flour free years ago. It stuck in my head and I even sent off for the booklet. Then promptly did nothing about it.
Later I went to a continuing education class and learned how flour and sugar act like cocaine when we eat them. I was intrigued! Then came home and did nothing about it.
That is a running theme in my life...doing nothing about it.
The idea about actually trying no sugar no flour started floating around in my head when we were at the hospital in November 2009 following my Daddy's surgery. I knew that Cade would be graduating in May and Camille and Shawn's wedding was in June and I wanted to do something to lose weight.
It still took me until January 2010 until I actually did something about it. On January 11th I decided that was the day and I started it. I was not prepared but I was determined.
I now know that I do have some sort of a wheat allergy. If I eat much flour, my nose gets running and I get a bad headache. Eat a whole bunch and my tummy gets in on the action. Flour also makes me horribly sleepy and ravenously hungry. It's like a vicious circle.
Can a person make a judgment without being judgmental?
Totally and we do it every day. We know who and what people are by their actions. A judgment can be a good thing.
Why do we want our flowers and plants to be short and full, but our women to be tall and thin? I should have been a flower...
I probably would have still been short and chubby. ~grins~
Do you use other flours that are not highly processed, or wheat based?
No I don't. I know several that are just gluten free and use other flours like rice and tapioca flours. Since I am just trying to not do flour I am off anything that says flour on the ingredient list.