Thursday, February 14, 2013
Out of habit, and because it is expected, I will wish everyone reading this a very Happy Valentine's Day. For me I have spent this day, in the past, attending funerals, in the ER (multiple years), at memorials for the shooting at NIU and in general it has never been a great day out of the year. So, I celebrate my love for my friends, and the love I'm trying to create for myself.
Moving on. I can always count on sweets to show up on Valentine's Day. Isn't that always the case? Yesterday there was an event at my school and tons of candy around. I didn't eat any of it. I kind of avoided the event, but really I was avoiding the candy. Today one of my colleagues brought in brownies, and they look amazing, but I haven't given in and I don't really intend to. I want to make progress. Period.
But I have noticed that I'm not feeling so great the past few days and I'm starting to connect it to my food. My stomach hurts, and in the past when my stomach would feel like this, I would reach for bread or roll or something. This has helped in the past, but now I don't have those foods to reach for. Plus I know that I'm sensitive to gluten and I do not want my system anymore upset with me.
I never was like this before, but the last time I started eating healthy, I stopped because at least I knew that the junk food wasn't hurting my stomach. How terrible is that? I'm determined not to do that this time. So, I'm looking at a holistic, naturopathic doctor to see next month to look into anything else I can do to help my stomach. When I was in college, more years ago than I like to admit to my students, I got a terrible case of Salmonella. This is something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I was so sick and the doctor was shocked I didn't end up in the hospital. Between health services and my parents waking me up to force fluids into me, I managed to stay out of any hospitals, but it took a toll on my stomach. Now I'm still dealing with the effects.
Alright, enough about my stomach, although any suggestions are much appreciated! Now I am full from lunch and heading to my class to teach. Tonight is studying for a test in the class I am taking and the gym. Hopefully my back reacts better to the gym tonight than it did last night.
Enjoy your Thursday everyone!