What a sad title! Well that’s what my conclusion is. My over-dramatic conclusion when it comes to my never ending stomach issues. I’m in a constant state of trying to be consistent with what I eat so as to not disturb my stomach and leave me constipated for weeks (yep. That’s the kind of IBS I have.) with terrible cramps, heart burn and nausea. The amount of toxins that get trapped in your body when you can’t go to the bathroom? Hello feeling like a huge pile of… well, what won’t come out of me. Sorry to be graphic, but it’s a pretty awful thing to go through. I know I’ve mentioned it on here but it’s something I’ve suffered with since I was born and was always told it’s just IBS, and there are different forms of it. No one ever seemed too worry when I couldn’t go to the bathroom for weeks at a time and my stomach was bloated and hard like I was pregnant. Well the last year it’s been bad, a lot. And now that almost everything I eat seems to bother me, I have to get it under control and see what’s really going on in there. I have an appointment next week for a GI doctor and I’m pretty excited (that’s sad.)
I think I’ve at least narrowed it down to the conclusion that I have become lactose intolerant. Over the last few weeks, I’ve cut out dairy a lot. No more whey protein in my oatmeal every morning, no greek yogurt, much less cheese. Then I added it back in a little bit. And my stomach went berzerk! I’m more sad about the greek yogurt than anything else. I’m going to still try and see if I have some earlier in the day if I can be okay. I had it later at night when I tried it and so it could have been a combination of anything else I ate that day.
That means a lot less of these guys:
I say less because let’s be real; I’m still gonna eat froyo sometimes. It’s worth the pain once in awhile.
I’ve been trying to switch up what I eat a little. Some based on my stomach issues, some based on boredom. I will never give up my beloved oatmeal, but making it at work in a tupperware container (for 2+ years now, not same container but in general!) has been just grossing me out lately. When I make it at home, it’s glorious and looks like this:
But in an attempt to switch it up, I tried a diced up sweet potato cooked in coconut oil & cinnamon, with 6 scrambled egg whites and crunchy peanut butter as an alternative. Banana and iced coffee not pictured.
It was so good! But didn’t fill me up like oatmeal does. Ugh.
Clean snacks like this have treated my insides okay:
Generally my afternoon snackage is a greek yogurt, which I am going to try and add back in. Chobani recently told me on Allie’s Instragram that CHO is 95% lactose free! And lactose is the part that drives my intestines crazy.
Hmmm what else makes me happy? This dude:
We have fun. We eat a looooot. Probably too much, but it makes us happy so whatever! This was at Momofuku, devouring ramen bowls and him devouring a way-too-small-for-a-man glass of some weird alcohol slushie. Yick.
Oh! We saw one of our favorite comedians Saturday night do a hilarious improv show. Nick Kroll. Such a funny dude. Improv (with the right comedians) is a delightful way to spend a night.
Check him out!
Alright, I’m coming at you guys with a few new things so stay tuned. Probably next week since I know most of you get to enjoy July 4th and the weekend. Not when you work in the fashion retail world, ya don’t. Have a hot-dog for me, ya’ll.
Do any foods hate you?
Better question..what foods do YOU hate? I am not picky at all but I hate steak/any form of red meat besides burgers which I can’t eat anyways. I also recently realized I hate spinach. I somehow have managed to choke it down the last couple years, but no more. Maybe juiced or blended in a smoothie sometimes. Eat what you love!