Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Elimination day 3

Note: I'm not a doctor, nor am I treating any official diagnosis. I'm just a hypochondriac trying to make my imaginary symptoms less bad. I'm basically super lucky to be able to overthink my food to excess and buy whatever I want. I'm also ok with being the annoying girl who brings food to a long meeting because if she doesn't eat every 4 hours, she will eat everyone. 

Summary: This just might be working.

Workout: 4.25 miles on the treadmill. Not a fun one.

Awake hours: 10am-11pm. I could not get out of bed this morning despite 11ish hours. Eek.

Tummy: Pretty good. 

My run this morning totally sucked again. I slogged through 4 miles. I didn't start the major counting down until 2 miles in though, so that's sort of progress. I drank water and ate raisins

I ate all the same things as yesterday, really. But I subbed blueberries out for an orange, meaning I cut out one more "allergenic" food. And also just for funsies. 

Run with raisins
Eggs + mustard
Brown rice cereal (this is amazing. Why haven't I been eating this every day of my life) and almond milk
Nuts and apple
Kidney beans and brown rice over salad topped with balsamic and olive oil. Yesterday I said I could eat this every day of my life, so I had it again. It's still love at first bite (I SLAY ME)
Carrots, celery, and the perfect dream that is almond butter.

The thing is, this is not all that different from how I normally eat. I was already limiting dairy, I'm just more aware of it now. I miss wheat. I miss chocolate. I miss grabbing a random candy or a cookie that was sitting around and not thinking about allergens ("oh this has flour/butter/milk/eggs in it? I'll pass") Tomorrow is day 4, then Friday is WOOHOO challenge day. Unfortunately, that does not mean pasta and cheese galore, because you can't just eat everything right at once without negating the whole purpose of the elimination diet (so says Dr. Google). I'm supposed to add one food back at a time.. we'll see how that goes.

1 comment :

  1. Sorry for never emailing you back. Major friend fail. My doctor said to do one new food a week, if that helps! I'm glad you feel better. When you add back in (especially wheat), remember all the other things along with it (corn, millet, rye, barley, yeast). Glad you feel better!!!!