Eek!

My mum’s been at it again!

I’d heard about this new range and was looking forward to it because it’s the first time, as fas as I know, that a bread company, ie Warburtons, has made a GF version. Most GF products out here are made by specialist firms so I was really interested, just not quite enough to shell out £2.50 for a loaf!

But bless my mum, I went round tonight and there it was waiting for me; I’ll definitely be trying it for breakfast tomorrow…

But only for breakfast, as I’ve got a bad day coming up this week… 😦

Ok, not THAT bad. But bad enough!

I’ve got to go in for a minor operation. I knew it wasn’t going to be the most fun you could have on a Friday but then they asked me to “pop in” to the hospital last week.

The nurse talked me through the procedure and then told me what I had to do – or what I won’t be able to eat for 48 hours beforehand.

There was then a minor upset while she scraped the shocked heap that had been me off the floor, fanning me gently as I bleated, dazedly: “No fruit… no vegetables?!”

A slight exaggeration maybe, but you get my drift 🙂

So apart from the fact I can’t eat AT ALL after 9am Thursday, I can’t have any fruit, veg, whole grains or nuts after tomorrow morning.

The poor nurse, who was lovely, seemed not to get why that bothered me. She kept saying (obviously she wasn’t to know about my coeliac disease) “But you can eat white bread”.

Hmmph.

Bear in mind this dinner, for example:

Without the vegetables, it would look like this:

Mmmm… I feel full just looking at that rice paper and cheese! Be prepared for some pictures of unusual and less healthy food to come. Anyone got any tips for low-fibre but nice things to eat??

One thing I wouldn’t be able to have (only for two days though!) is anything oat- or muesli-related. But, as it isn’t permanent (phew) I’ve entered this brilliant giveaway on Emma’s blog.

Emma, aka Sweet Tooth Runner, is giving away TEN boxes of Alara muesli! I usually can’t enter food giveaways because they’re not usually gluten-free but this one seemed to be so I put my name down – then checked and the muesli wasn’t GF 😦

So I commented on the post again, saying sorry but I couldn’t. And, within minutes it turned out, Emma had emailed saying she could also give away a GF version to anyone like me! Thank you so much Emma for taking the trouble 🙂

Any UK readers who like the sound of the cereal, get entering! And even if you don’t or you’re not from the UK, check out Sweet Tooth Runner anyway, if you haven’t already, it’s a brilliant blog.

Sorry for this marathon-length post! And I think I’ll manage without fruit, veg, nuts, whole grains etc for two days – just…

It made me think what it would be like if I had to give them up though! What would you find hardest to give up, if you had to??

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14 Responses to Eek!

  1. ~Jessica~ says:

    Ack, giving up veggies would be a nightmare for me too. I really need to cut down on them due to the fibre messing with my tum anyway, but they’re just so moreish!

    Low fibre…err, do you like polenta? Made with rice milk it’s quite yummy, I think. You seem to favour eggs quite a lot so a plainer version of them perhaps? With cheese might not be too bad. I really sympathise with you on this one!

    Mums are the best, aren’t they? Mine always used to bring home random ‘special’ foods for me too.

    I’ll be thinking of you and keeping everything crossed that your operation goes well.

    xxx

    • I know; it’s only really today I’ve realised just how many I usually eat!
      That’s a brilliant idea about the polenta though, thank you so much! That’s a perfect porridge substitute for tomorrow morning and as it’s the last thing I’ll eat till Friday pm, it’ll be a HUGE bowl 🙂
      My mum always says she can’t stop feeding her family, even though we’re not at home any more; sounds like yours is the same, bless her!
      Thank you for such a lovely comment xx

  2. I remember when my dad had to have a surgery and couldn’t eat anything for 48 hours beforehand..I think that would be the toughest part!! Ok, maybe not really..but it’d be pretty dang hard. Good luck going vegetabless. I bet you’ll be scarfing them down once you’re able to again- get ’em in while you still can!!

  3. wow!!! thats awesome about the bread! iv never ever seed a GF version= why not?? why has it taken so long!.. and oh dear sorry about the operation, but no fruit or veg?!!! blasphemy!

  4. No fruit and veggies…thats harsh. I hope the op goes well!

  5. Little Bookworm says:

    Sorry about the no fruit or vegetables. 😦 Hope the operation goes ok!

  6. Yogurt. I don’t know how I was vegan for six months. I missed it horribly!

  7. Aw, I’m sorry to hear that you’re having surgery. Hopefully it’s minor and you will recover as soon as possible so that you can continue your consumption of veggies! 🙂

    The one thing that I can probably never give up is probably grains. I love oats as well as bread; I don’t just consume them – I BREATHE them 😉

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