Well, I did it to myself again (or almost...) - I gave myself a migraine by over-medicating myself! That started last night with some headaches and taking OTC meds and by the time I went to sleep, it was a full-blown migraine. But I was determined to stay away from the Excedrine Migraine pills this time. That worked until 2 a.mish when I woke up and my head was throbbing so I took 1 pill and this morning I woke up and I am much better. Still a sinus-headache type thing but at least it's not a migraine. I am going to try and stay away from the pills, drink lots of water, and focus on what I have to do and not on the pain. Hopefully it will go away on its own.
I've started to put together the celebration menu that I plan on for next Friday. Here's what I have:
Morning: Bean and veggie saute or bean and veggie salad; McDougall-friendly pancakes with maple syrup
Mid-Morning: Corn tortillas with fat free refried bean and salsa spread on them, some lettuce and tomato (for some tostadas), fruit (mango, which I love)
Afternoon: Baked beans (either homemade or organic from a can) and McDougall-friendly cornbread; cherry pie for dessert
Evening: Potato fries (instead of my usual baked potato - no oil added, of course), with ketsup, salad, McDougall-friendly easy chocolate brownies
I actually found a recipe for a cherry filling that is fat free (from About.com low fat cooking) and a recipe for an oatmeal and whole wheat pie crust (from Fat Free Vegan) and I'll probably try to do that combination for the pie. I'm still searching for a good McDougall-friendly cornbread recipe. I might do the Cornbread Muffin recipe that is in the free 12 day plan on this website and instead of doing them in a muffin tin, just do them in a regular pan.
Morning: onion, celery, red bell pepper, pinto/black beans (finished a can of pinto, started a can of black beans), corn, salsa, and tomato paste sauted in veggie broth; 7 grain hot cereal with dash of oat milk, honey, and Grape Nuts
Mid-Morning: corn tortillas with fat free refried beans mixed with salsa; strawberries
Afternoon: 12 oz bag of frozen green beans (!!!) sauted with some balsamic vinegar and veggie broth over brown rice
Evening: Baked potato with BBQ/ketsup dip; made a salad with lemon/garlic dressing but didn't feel like eating it in the end so I saved it for tonight; Fiber One cereal and rice cakes with jam
Exercise: 45 minute hilly walk in the morning; 45 minute walk and firm DVD (Sansone) in the afternoon
I'm having trouble with the salad in the evening. I have to confess that I am not finding salads very appealing without some kind of oil-based dressing. I'm not talking about a dressing dripping with oil. I used to put a teaspoon of oil for a huge salad before McDougalling and it was enough. It's not that I don't enjoy the salad once I actually get to eating it - it's getting to eating it that is the trouble
. I'm thinking of starting to add some "special" veggies in it, such as canned artichoke hearts, heart of palms, roasted red pepper, capers, etc. - something to "zip" it up a bit.