Wednesday, July 24, 2013
It's been a hectic past couple weeks food wise.
About 2 weeks ago, I started having ridiculous sweet cravings, so I'd eat several spoonfuls of peanut butter in the evenings, which would, of course, ruin the weight loss attempts. So the scale wasn't going down. I stopped checking my weight. Bleh. That was dumb.
But then over this past weekend, I did something dumber.
Some of you may know that I've been eating a gluten free diet for the past couple months. Then I had a bunch of family come in town on Saturday...the house was filled with sweet breads, sandwiches, pasta, cookie, cakes--a bunch of delicious, gluten filled goodies. So I told myself, "OK. I'm taking this ONE day off my gluten free diet." And I did....and Ohhh boy was it delicious.
By the end of the night, I felt uncomfortably stuffed, and went to bed feeling like I ate too much...I really didn't, but my calories were all from breads, etc.
Next morning, I felt SOOO nauseous! I felt like just about anything was going to make me puke my guts up. My stomach was having some serious problems trying to digest these strange things that it was no longer used to digesting.
The bumpy drive to work made me feel nauseous, the ride up the elevator made me dry heave. By the time we got up to take report for first shift, the RN told me to go home. I was visibly pale.
I ended up going home and sleeping for 6 hours until 2pm. Spent the rest of the day relaxing and recovering.
Feel much better now, but this whole experience taught me that I really probably do have, to some extent, a gluten sensitivity. I did weigh in this weekend, and it brought me back up to 175 :(, but by today I'm back to 172. I know my ticker still says 169, but I'm not changing it! I'll be back down to that within a week. If I can gain it that fast, I can lose it that fast.
Welp. That's my story. Ohh, Also, I did a 5 freaking mile run yesterday!!! That was pretty awesome. I'm very sore today, but I still plan on getting my workout in, because I took a 4 day break from working out, and I have some catch up to do. I am going to have some KILLER legs from all the running I do.
Also, I know I haven't personally thanked everyone who commented on my last blog, but THANK YOU!! I read all of them, and you girls are all so sweet! It gave me SUCH encouragement :) I cannot wait to rock that dress at my conference that I'm leaving for in exactly 2 weeks! EEP!