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Tired of Being Sick

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Yesterday, I got food poisoning. Again.

I feel like I just can't win! I don't know what it was from. Luckily my friend was staying with me and ran to the store for me to get me some soup to eat. Today, I'm able to hold down liquids and some food and am able to function enough to go to school (its midterms, can't miss).

Love this soup when I'm sick, Paleo or not! Luckily this was a really mild case and I never actually got sick but just couldn't eat all day and just laid on the couch not moving.

Funny thing is that I've been wanting to sort of reset my stomach lately because I've been eating so poorly. An almost 24 hour fast will do that! Honestly though, on Paleo or not, I never really feel well. I thought about keeping track of it in a journal or something but there is hardly a day that goes by that I don't think "boy my stomach hurts" or some other ailment. Like I said, this happens whether I am on or off Paleo. Before you get nervous and tell me to run to my doctor, I have always been like this. So to me, its normal. It might not actually be normal but I have learned to live with it.

My gut feeling tells me that it has something to do with my diet but I haven't quite figured it out. I know that Paleo is better than non Paleo but Paleo still isn't 100% right. Maybe I need to be stricter? But then I sacrifice my sanity a bit. I don't want to be overly obsessed with food. I don't want to stress out every time I try to eat at a restaurant or stop at a convenience store. I just want to feel normal and feel good.

I guess this post just morphed into a bit of a rant. Most people on Spark People are concerned with weight loss. My journey has evolved past that and into more general health concerns. Sure, I still have weight I need to lose but I want to do it the right way, the healthy way, the way that makes me feel good, not famished every night before bed, praying for sleep so that I don't have to think about the hunger (been there, done that).

I've been at the weight loss thing for 4 years now and its tiring. Why haven't I figured it out yet? I know the crash course way of losing it but not the healthiest way. Then I hear about people who do Paleo for a month and drop 20 pounds. I've done Paleo for a year and gained a few. People start lifting and running and *boom*, they are in smaller jeans. I had to buy bigger ones.

Now, this post is turning into a "woe is me" and I hate pity parties so I'll stop here. I guess I just wanted to let you guys know some of the frustration that I have been feeling over the last few months. Frustration with my body that refuses to feel healthy and react the way I think it should. I've been to my doctor and she finds nothing wrong. I follow all the health rules and still no results. I will just continue on my path, lifting, running, and eating as healthy as possible and hoping for results. I really don't need to get sick again though, it just makes me feel even weaker than my normal!
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    I'm wondering about food allergies, too. Maybe a journal would be good, as it may show you some kind of pattern or give you some clues as to what's causing it. It's good to have a pity party every now and then and get it off your chest so you can move on.

    Hope you're feeling better.
    1949 days ago
    Feel better soon. I know how you feel. I constantly feel that way and have to remind myself that this is MY journey and to not compare myself to others. Keep your head up!
    1950 days ago
    Hope you feel better soon!
    1950 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    That's weird that you're getting food poisoning so often, are you sure it isn't some sort of allergy? Poor thing, feel better!
    1950 days ago
    Oh my! Food poisining again!?!
    1950 days ago
    could you have food allegries?
    1951 days ago
    Sorry your stomach isn't agreeing with you. I know you don't want to hear this but you should see a doctor! I know you have been tested for allergies but it may be something else all together. If your stomach is always hurting then there has to be a reason and hopefully a doctor can figure it out and help you. I know - I've been there.

    Personally, I love the idea of Paleo but think that it is a very hard, restrictive way to eat. It can be easier on your stomach if you have glueten issues but raw vegetables and fruit can be VERY harsh on your stomach if you have intestional problems (like me). Once you find out what is wrong you may know a little better about what aggravates your stomach or even get on some medication that will make your stomach pain go away - imagine that :)

    I am sorry you are sick again and hope you get back to 100% soon emoticon
    1951 days ago
    I love you. Thank you for being you.
    1951 days ago
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