Saturday, January 1, 2011

Stomach Issues...

Wow, what a week! I had a pretty good time and stayed on plan for the most part, however, yesterday around noon I started to feel ill. I had a stomach ache that was quite bothersome and the smell/taste of the soy protein and whey protein in my usual meals was setting me off, and I ended up having some crackers. I felt better by dinnertime and we had company over for a nice New Year's Eve dinner: prime rib, mashed potatoes, and salad. I sliced my 5-ounce portion of meat (trimmed of fat), measured my 3 cups of salad, started eating and felt sort of ill. This might sound weird but all my life when I was sick I'd reach for something like bread, toast, or crackers, so I ate a small dinner roll and a bit of potatoes as well. Then later, around midnight, foolishness overcame me and I had maybe 2 ounces of wine and 3 ounces of champagne, and today I am sick, sick, sick. Not sure if I have a stomach bug or just had too much fat yesterday, but I am sort of moping around feeling sorry for myself at this point. I made a small Egg Beater omelet with spinach in it for breakfast which (surprise) made me feel worse and I had another small dinner roll. At this point I am thinking a very bland, low fat, simple diet is how the rest of my day will go.

Emotionally I feel good, though! Excited to keep going with my physical therapy. I saw ankle weights on sale yesterday so I bought myself a pair. I've never had them before but we use them in physical therapy and now I can use them at home, too.

I would love to root everyone on with your weight loss goals and energy right now, but instead, I am gonna go sip some peppermint tea to soothe my stomach. If I feel better later, I may write again!

Happy New Year!

17 comments:

Shan said...

I am sorry you are feeling ill..I'm the same way with belly aches, I usually go for my carbs to help. Crackers, bread, etc. just some nibbles here and there to help soothe things down.

Ellie said...

Sorry you're feeling bad. I had a short spell today that I felt icky but thankfully it faded. Hopefully yours will too soon.

Ang said...

Hope you feel better soon

Floriana said...

Sorry you are not feeling well. Plain boiled potatoes seasoned with a bit of salt are easy on the stomach. That's high on carbs, but better than the rolls and crackers I'd say.

Get well soon.

Desert Singer said...

Feel better. I usually go for crackers and carbonation when my stomach's upset. Peppermint tea is also great :-) I hope it working!

Misty @ Life Off the D List! said...

Hope you feel better ...try the brat diet until you are.

B- banana
R- Rice
A- applesauce
T- toast

and of course there is always broth

Chubby McGee said...

I hope you start to fell better. Hang in there, kiddo.

Roberta said...

Hope you feel better, love your transformation. Awesome!
Happy New Year.

Joy said...

Happy New Year! I've read through almost your entire blog & archive and you are such an inspiration! It's wonderful how you're helping others with your blog. Thank you.

Joy said...

P.S. Hope you're feeling better soon! :-)

Twiggy said...

That seems to be going around blogland. I am the same way. Started out just feeling a little off, then yesterday I was fine...then in the middle of the night I was puking. Today I just feel really yucky, but not like throwing up. I hope I'm better tomorrow. I have eaten all of 350ish calories in over 24 hrs...

Dillypoo said...

There's something going around. Sorry you caught it! Hope you feel better soon.

After you do, have a happy, healthy new year!

als said...

I hope you feel better soon! I usually go with crackers and carbonated beverages as well.

TrippyTexan said...

Too bad you're feeling ill-- hope you are better soon! It's always disappointing when you've planned for a good meal but your body doesn't want to cooperate. Anyway, Misty's "brat" diet is right on the money. Rice with a little broiled chicken and applesauce for dessert is prefect for an upset stomach.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Lynn !

Anonymous said...

Have you considered seeking support for food addiction? I know it might sound a little absurd at first, but I see so much of myself in you. And all of these little slips and blips in your plan indicate to me that this isn't an issue of willpower or desire, Lyn. There is something MUCH stronger at play here. Please consider checking out the sites for groups such as OA and FAA. Read through their descriptions and see if you fit the bill. I think you might find this is the very thing that's been missing from your program. Continued wishes for success in the new year...

Lyn said...

Anonymous~

yes, I have attended OA both in person and online, and have addressed this on my blog (I know my blog has SO many posts now that it's hard to find anything, but I have talked about it alot). I never heard of FAA though, I will try Googling it. Thanks :)