It’s Good Friday so I’m off from work! Yay! I had planned on sleeping in but my body decided that sleeping in was only going to be until 7:30am lol! It’s cool though, I used the time to my advantage while the little one was still sleeping 🙂
I started my day off by starting a load of laundry and then doing a 1 mile aerobic workout. That workout kicked my butt since I haven’t been exercising like I should lately! It’s all good though because I have been making great progress with my healthier lifestyle changes! I’ve been eating a lot better for quite a while now and this is actually day 2 of me making sure I exercise twice a day (morning and evening)! Day 2 might sound like nothing but hey, I’m proud of my progress and I AM going to be consistent with it! Eating well and exercising 1-2 times a day.
Anyway, this morning after my workout, I attempted to make almond flour pancakes using unsweetened applesauce as my egg replacement. This was an epic fail… and it was my 2nd attempt! LOL ugh! I haven’t had pancakes in so long so I was trying to find a healthier alternative to white flour or packaged pancake mix. Looks like I’ll still be without pancakes because I just can’t get it right even following the recipe lol!
Since my first meal choice was a bit of a disaster, I decided to go with turkey bacon, avocado, and a scrambled egg. This meal I battled with for 2 reasons…
1… The turkey bacon. I don’t really eat pork so I went with turkey bacon. However, I’m trying to stay away from processed foods because I am healing from Hidradenitis Suppurativa (that’s another entry for next time). And since the ingredients in the turkey bacon weren’t just turkey itself, I kinda cringe and feel a bit weird when eating it. But I figured a little in moderation would be ok though? Hopefully.
2… The egg. I’ve stayed away from eggs for a couple of years now, again due to HS. I would have eggs every blue moon but other than that, I go without them. I had actually bought some vegan “eggs” which is some powdered stuff that you mix with water but then it brings me back to the processed foods issue. This vegan substitute was made of some ingredients that I’ve never heard of so again the cringe began when I tried eating it. I figured, if I’m going to have eggs, they should be real eggs and not a powdery substance of the unknown lol. In moderation, I’m hoping it’ll be fine.
I’m still trying to work out my breakfast meals though. Lately I’ve been having fruit and vegan oatmeal bites. However I’m thinking about cutting out the oatmeal bites too since grains can also be a trigger for HS.
For lunch today I’ll be having some chicken salad I made with avocados instead of mayo. I’ll have it on a bed of lettuce too. Yumm!
Lol this entry became about food really fast! Shall we move on?!
I think I’m going to use the rest of my day to finish my laundry, do some house hold cleaning, go shopping for Easter outfits for my daughter and I, take time to do my hair and nails, and do some reading on stationery. Oh, and I’m also going to the Good Friday service at my Faith Church this evening! Excited for that!
Well, I better get going with the rest of my day. Until next time Journal… Thanks for listening.
– Crystal J