It’s Sunday and it’s Meal Plan Link-Up time!
Hi everyone! I’ve been absent, and I’m so sorry. Life has been so busy with packing and regular responsibilities and then Thursday evening I could barely move because I completely herniated a disc. I woke up at 3 am and had to have Seamus help me get out bed to use the bathroom because I couldn’t move without severe pain. Because of the back problems, we didn’t get as much packing done as I would have liked.
On a side note, If you’ve never herniated a disc, then let me explain that it is a pain so intense that I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. When a disc in the lumbar region herniates and presses on the sciatic nerve, it is called sciatica, which is what I am suffering with. Sciatica is when you have severe pain or numbness running down through your butt and down your leg. About 5 years ago, I had a herniated disc on my left side. I went through surgery, and while it did help take the pain away, I still have numbness. This time it is on my right side, and instead of having surgery, I would like to heal my back naturally. I’ve been doing some serious research, and will share my finds in a future posts.
But for now, it’s time to share my weekly menu…
Breakfast for the Week: Udi’s bagel, egg & cheese
Snack: Blueberries, Strawberries & unsweetened coconut
Lunch: Chicken Sausage, Saurkraut, hard boiled egg, spinach and tomato salad with balsamic vinegar and oil
Snack: apple & laughing cow cheese
Dinners for the Week
Sunday: Corned Beef, Cabbage & Potato (to celebrate my Irish husband and child)
Monday: Scrounge around house
Tuesday: Honey Teriyaki Chicken
Wednesday: Steak, Chick Peas and Tomatoes (a new recipe, that I’m really excited about)Thursday: Marinated Chicken & Brussel Sprouts
Friday: Tilapia and Cauliflower
If you noticed, my menu for the week is free of gluten. In my research for naturally healing my back, I found that many doctors recommend eating gluten-free when a disc is herniated to help with any inflammation that wheat gluten can cause. So, in an effort to never be in this much pain again, I’m going gluten-free.
What’s on your menu for the week? Share in the comments below!