27 July 2013

Bucket of Butter

I feel icky.

I took the kids to Hardee's to use their free coupons for tacos for lunch. 

Side note: Our library's summer reading program rocks! Our kids have earned all kinds of coupons including 50% off a four night camping trip to any Ohio State Park (how totally awesome is that?) and a free pool party at our local aquatic center.

Wow! I practically started this post with a side note. That's a first. You needed to know, right? You're all jumping on-line to figure out how quickly you can move to our town to participate in our summer reading program next year, aren't you?

I knew it. You'll love it here!

But on to this most important post.

I feel icky. 

I'm on a new adventure with my health right now trying to decide if I am gluten intolerant. I'm pretty sure that I am. I have spoken with my chiropractor and several gluten-free friends and done lots of research and even checked books and cook-books out of the library. I will talk to my doctor when I see him next and see what he has to say about it. No matter, really. When I cut gluten completely for two weeks, my sugar levels rocked! I added spelt back into my diet, and I'm not sure that was a great idea, so I'm cutting it again. 

You know what's going to get me the most? If I have to cut oats. I love oats, and they're so good for you. But feeling well? It's so worth it. So very, very worth it!

Anyway, icky is how I have felt today. I honestly can't remember the last time I ate in a restaurant before today, and fast food certainly isn't a frequent part of our diets. Hardee's may not have been the best choice, but there was the free food component to entice us. I ate their low-carb bacon cheeseburger and fries. I checked their website before I left the house. In spite of their gluten-free label on the website, I am left feeling like I ate a bucket of butter, not that I've ever done so, but this is how I imagine someone would feel if they ate a bucket of butter. If you have eaten a bucket of butter, feel free to comment at the end of this fine post.

I think the lesson learned here is that the best indulgences are better in your own home. I could have made the same burger at home and been completely in control of ingredients and fat content (hello lean ground beef!). Maybe the "I ate a bucket of butter" feeling was a fluke, but I doubt it. 

Oy. The kids also have Taco Bell coupons.

I feel worse already.

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