Wednesday, February 17, 2016

I Did Something Stoopy (AGAIN)

This post is categorized under: Do I ever learn???

The answer, evidently, is just NO.

Are oats allowed on the Paleo diet? NO.

Did I try to add them anyway? YES.

Did I react? Oh my God, YES. Gas. Bloating. Cramps. Sneezing. Headache for two days.

I guess that's pretty bad, eh? And why? Because I'm stubborn, and sometimes even though I know what's good for me and what isn't, I stray. Even though I know the limitations I have placed on myself are there for a good reason, sometimes I crave an alternative to acorn squash "oatmeal" (especially at the end of squash season when the offerings are small, tough and stringy), and damn it I love oatmeal - but the answer is simply: no. No you can't have that. Sorry pal.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Stuck in a Rut

Thursday February 11th, 2016


Today I'm writing because I know how discouraging this road can be. I know it, because I live it, every single day of my life. 

Case in point: two days ago I accidentally drank my hubby's tea with delicious cow's milk in it. He noticed before I did (I just thought I was having the cuppa ever) and we swapped after I'd had about a third of the cup. 

My immediate reaction was panic.

Damn milk, damn my gut, damn everything! I didn't know if I should let it ride or throw up. Then it occurred to me that I hadn't attempted any additions in a long time, so maybe it was time to try milk. 

Then, I waited.

I had no reaction whatsoever that day, or all of yesterday. I thought well this is good! I can try milk for real now! So this morning I put cow's milk in my tea, and drank the whole cuppa. There was maybe a 16th of a cup of milk in it, probably closer to a couple of tablespoons. The reaction was swift and certain: I got bloated and felt the "brick wall" go up in my digestive tract. 

Damn milk, damn my gut. Still a no-go for moo juice.

I say the damns because just recently I have been craving cheese terribly, and have been tempted to put it into my mouth. Just to taste! I miss that. If I can't have milk, I can't have cheese, duh. Which puts me back in the ol' holding pattern.

I feel you, I really do! Know that you are not alone. You and your gut, me and my gut - we are all in this together. Be patient, wait it out, allow your gut to heal, etc. In the long run it will be worthwhile, in the short term it's a massive pain in the patootey.

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