Sometimes.. we have bummer moments
I’m frustrated. I’m a lot of other things too, but frustrated seems like the safest word to use publicly. I’ve taken a while to give an update because I wanted to get through my week of creating a baseline for my food allergy test appointment. My mini “detox” was more of elimination of whey, bars, processed anything (except gum yo!), and caffeine. And guess what it did? Nothing. I still felt terrible on the limited ingredient diet I was consuming on a daily basis. More importantly, it started to make me emotionally feel terrible around day 4. So the night before my appointment, I had a couple bites of NadaMoo! because I felt super weak.
Here’s the reason for the frustration: I went to the allergist. They did skin prick testing on so many different food items. I saw the list and kept having them add more because I wanted to make sure I was going to be covered all around. I was laying face down in a little curtained room in the office and when the doc came back in, he said words that sent my frustration through the roof: “everything’s negative. No allergies.” WHAT. DO. YOU. MEAN? He was real upbeat about it though, sent me home with a couple recommendations for natural supplements, and also told me some things to avoid like whey, protein bars, and cooked veggies. He gave me the FODMAP lists of foods, and told me to stick with the items low on the list.
Being totally honest, I don’t complain about my health a lot. Even when I was in the most pain, I rarely complained… I just dealt with it. But this is over 6 months that I’ve been dealing with digestive issues/ food making me feel yucky. I keep hitting road blocks, and it’s weighing heavily on me emotionally. My water retention and inflammation causes difficult breathing, constant belly pain, and a lot of nausea. I joke with friends, swearing I’m having all day morning sickness in honor of pregnancy I’ll never experience, but it really has been pretty rough. So I’m trying to switch up some things in my diet… again. I’ll be sure to update in about a week on that. In the meantime, workout, eat healthy, sleep, pray, have chocolate, stay balanced. xo♥