Daily Food Journal | Week 29 | Garlic Aioli and a Nodule Farewell

Daily Food Journal | Week 29 | Garlic Aioli and a Nodule Farewell

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I ate chicken burgers with garlic aioli several times this week, even though I was supposed to avoid garlic after my cyst excision procedure.

I was happy to get in some exercise this week. On Sunday, I put out my deck furniture (not a lot, but it involved constant back and forth from the garage to the back of the house since there’s no man door in my garage). I also cleaned out half of the garage. And on Monday I got in a bike ride. It was a much easier ride than the last time, even though the route and the distance were the same.

Tuesday was supposed to be a fasting day but I was feeling a little down. I had a few minor hunger pangs, which I can usually ignore, but nah, not today. I own the fact that I can sometimes be an emotional eater.

On Wednesday, I finally had the procedure to remove the cyst and embedded blackhead that I talked about in Week 20. (Due to COVID, it was really hard to get an appointment just to be seen.)

Now, I rarely use pain medication, but I usually keep some ibuprofen on hand.

Well, these wounds WOKE UP around 9:30 pm. When I realized that ibuprofen wasn’t allowed, I tore up the house looking for Tylenol. I thought maybe I had a couple of packets from the medical supply station at work. I thought maybe I had some stashed with my travel bag. Surely, there’s some in my first aid kit. No, nope, nada.

I decided to suck it up, and I had a hard time sleeping that night. Believe me, I was up early to go get that Tylenol. I waited until bedtime on Thursday to take the Tylenol, and it made all the difference in the world. I slept well that night.

I fasted on Thursday and it was really easy because I was not hungry at all. I didn’t even want broth. I wasn’t thirsty and I had to keep reminding myself to drink water.

I made some coffee, but right as I was pouring it into the mug, I remembered I wasn’t supposed to have caffeine, so I poured it right back into the carafe.

There were several foods and supplements I couldn’t have for three days after the procedure – caffeine, alcohol, garlic pills, aspirin, etc. My colonoscopy is scheduled for the next week and I have to avoid high-fiber foods (no nuts, seed, salad or vegetables). I had to make the dietary shift on Sunday.

I had a pretty good grilled cheese sandwich on Saturday. I buttered and salted this 90-second keto bread in the skillet (I used a square plastic container rather than a bowl). The cheeses I used were Aldi’s (knockoff) Velveeta-style, NY sharp cheddar, and fresh grated Parmesan. As you can see in the picture below, it was a little thin which made it difficult to slice in half evenly – the top piece has a hole in it. I’ll try the recipe again, with a few changes.

June 7 – June 13, 2020: Daily Food Journal

Date What I Ate Photo
6/7 Chicken burger on basic bun w/ garlic aioli, cauliflower casserole, salad, coffee, pistachios, almonds

Wedge salad (bacon, eggs, blue cheese dressing, red onion)

Chicken Burger Dinner | Keto Bestest
6/8 Wedge salad (bacon, egg, red onion, blue cheese, tomato) with ranch dressing, peanuts

Cheddar cheese slices (snack after bike ride – at least I didn’t need a nap)

Chicken burgers w/ garlic aioli, cauliflower casserole, salad, wine

Wedge Salad with Dressing | Keto Bestest
6/9 Waffle, bacon, coffee, 4 peanuts

Brats, green beans, peanuts

Pork loin, cauliflower casserole, mousse, cheddar cheese

Pork Loin | Keto Bestest
6/10 Brats, salad

Chicken burger w/ garlic aioli, salad, mousse w/ almonds and coconut, cheddar cheese, pistachios

Smoked Brats | Keto Bestest
6/12 Salad w/ egg, bacon, blue cheese, tomato, walnuts, avocado

Fried chicken thigh and wings, salad, asparagus

Loaded Salad | Keto Bestest
6/13 Grilled cheese on 90-second keto bread

Chicken burger w/ garlic aioli, salad, boiled egg, walnuts

Grilled Cheese | Keto Bestest


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