Woke up this am and felt good. Except for the itching. That's right I was up last night with terrible itching. Why you ask?? Well, I'll tell you. Tami posted a lovely recipe for Maple Roasted Root Veggies. It has carrots, sweet potato, turnips and parsnips. It looked great and I thought, why not try something new, right. So I got the stuff and added rutabaga since I'd never tried that or parsnips and it is also a root veggie.
So the first bite was yummy. So good. The second, my mouth started to burn and itch. I asked my hubbie, "Is this stuff spicy?" No he said it was sweet and he actually liked it a lot. Then, my throat started to itch, my lips started to swell and I realized, I must be allergic. I took a benedryl and I quit eating. Later I realized that my mouth felt like how it feels when I eat horseradish. I used to think it was SUPER horrible spicy until I realized that it was really just me and I'm allergic. I looked it up on the web and turns out they are related. In the same family and release the same sort of enzymes. So....so much for trying something new and healthy. I'll be making that recipe again, sans parsnips or rutabaga. I LOVE sweet potatoes.
Weigh in this am was 210.4. Down 2 pounds from the official weigh in last week and 1 more pound to pre-surgery weight. I'm pretty happy with a 2 pound loss considering I haven't been able to exercise. I've been eating well, watching my calories. Keeping it to around 1200, not more than 1300 daily.
Today I'm all about baseball and if you knew me well, you'd know that's bizarre. I usually don't like baseball as it is slow. There are too many games. There's WAY too much math. RBI, ERA, PQRS RJSIH? WTF does all that shit mean anyway? An all that spitting and scratching, ugh.
I'm learning to enjoy it. I certainly listen to ESPN enough that I understand the game. I always know what's going on, but I've never really cared before.The games are long and I've never had a team that I really cared about until NOW. GO RANGERS! I am super pysched and I so hope they beat the Yankees in New York and we're on our way to the World Series. Am I a bandwagon fan? I don't think so. I always listen to how they do, check their scores and want them to win. I've never been to a game, but I would if most of them weren't in Texas when it's FREAKIN hot. But, I might actually try to pay more attention now. I will definietly be buying a Championship shirt as soon as they are in stores.
But, football will always be my first love. LOVE it. Don't know how the hell I'm going to keep up with baseball, college football and NFL AND NBA which starts next week, but I'll find a way somehow. I loves me some sports!
I'm feeling better and I plan to start exercise this weekend. Can NOT wait. Until then......eat right and move as much as I can and Sports, sports, sports.
Have you had any weird food incidents? Discovered something new you never thought you'd like? Allergic to anything? Have a great day!