Ahhhhhh, feeling a little better on the HOW COULD I DO THIS AND GAIN SO MUCH WEIGHT BACK! front.
I had to throw my beans/cabbage/chicken soup away. After cooking it all night - making the cooking time a total of at least 16 hours - the pinto beans were still crunchy.
Woe is me. I screwed up cooking pinto beans in a crockpot.
Somebody else is just going to have to do it for me. ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)
(Thinking one is a princess is good for something....)
On the wheat/dairy/sugar front:
Wheat - I had a 6-inch Subway turkey sub today. Without cheese.
Diary - Nina brought me a Starbucks skinny vanilla latte.
I was puny today - headache, body aches............ it was a gift from Barb, who had it earlier in the week.
Jen brought me a bowl of her green chili stew for dinner. It was SO DELICIOUS but probably had some flour in it. But I ate it without cheese, sour cream, or.........
And I didn't drink any wine at my favorite wine-drinking place - Jen's house.
So, I feel positive about today.
Jen and I had a funny conversation tonight. She said that since I like to eat out so much, she will set up a table for me at her house, I can call her and order what I want and bring my friends to dinner, she'll make it healthy and in a perfect portion, and I can pay her. She thinks that this plan would benefit both of us - she would get to cook (which she strangely likes to do), she would get some money, I would save some money (because she'd be cheaper than a restaurant), and I would get to eat healthy. (She forgot the benefits of me getting to hold Avery and play with Ady.)
I told her tonight that part of the reason I like to go to restaurants is that I am a people watcher and like to be out being a part of the public. Jen had a solution to that problem. She offered to have her 16-year-old son periodically streak through the dining room - in true pants-less streaking form. Her friend, Tia, reminded her that that would be considered child abuse.
I think she should just get strangers off the street and have them sit around her living room while I'm eating there.
I love my friends. I am so very blessed to have them.