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Friday, January 24, 2014

I feel like my SP journey has been paused for the past couple of weeks. I haven't been feeling very well so I haven't been keeping up with my plan. I went to the doctor on Tuesday and had a whole bunch of lab work done so hopefully she will call today with some answers.

I know people will say that not feeling well isn't an excuse to stop eating right and exercising, but when eating is causing physical pain maybe it is time to pause the program. I don't know what it is, but as of yesterday the only thing that I've found so far that I can eat without too much pain is plain white bread and chicken broth. I've tried applesauce, bananas, avocado, even smoothies. Whole vegetables are out. I tried eating some steamed broccoli that I made for my family's dinner the other night, and I felt like a had an alien trying to escape from my stomach.

On top of that I've been so dizzy and lightheaded that I don't feel like I can exercise safely. Every time I exert myself it gets so much worse. I figured it was time to stop when I almost fell off of my elliptical.

I am thinking of this as a pause. I am still logging on everyday so I can keep my motivation up. Hopefully my doctor and I can figure this out soon and I can hit play again. Right now she is running tests to see if it is a bleeding ulcer, which would explain so much! Is it bad that at this point I am hoping I have an ulcer? Oh well. What ever is going on I will make the best of it. I just want to get whatever it is fixed so I can drink coffee again. I feel like a zombie without my coffee. I'll keep you posted.
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SUSANBEAMON 1/25/2014 2:24PM

  it does sound like an ulcer. hope the test results come back soon. it's no fun to feel like food is trying to get you. the dizziness is possibly from not eating.

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ICEDEMETER 1/24/2014 4:21PM

Honestly, I wouldn't consider this a "pause in the program" at all. If the "program" is to learn to listen to your body, and do the best things that you can to make / keep it healthy, then I would say that you are right on the mark!

A couple of other foods that you might want to try are rice pudding, poached eggs (easier if they're dropped in to your chicken broth), and white pasta with a bit of butter or olive oil. These are all considered "low residue", and might be able to work with your system right now.

I hate to admit it on this site, but when my body was doing similar things, the only foods that I could eat without pain were Corn Pops cereal (I comforted myself that at least they added vitamins) and Kraft Dinner (original), which had no redeeming qualities other than it didn't hurt!

Strong thoughts that your doc calls you soon, and that it's a problem that can easily be resolved!

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UNSWEETMAMA 1/24/2014 3:48PM

I hope you get answers soon and feel better. Eat what you can.

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