Saturday, February 16, 2013

Elimination Diet Day 4-6

Note: I'm not a doctor, nor am I treating any official diagnosis. I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to... wait.. I'm trying some stuff for a while to see what works for me. 

Summary: If I'm allergic to wine I'm going to shank someone.

Workouts: 40 minutes on the bike trainer- first time wee!, 5.6 miles outside, and an off day

Tummy: Kill me now.

First off, bike trainer? SO COOL. Where has this been? Nick's been using it while I run on the treadmill (while we watch TV together.. super cute couple time). He's told me several times how hard it is and I've seen him sweating and struggling, so Thursday I finally pulled my bike inside and gave it a whirl. Holy cow, hard. I didn't feel the same fatigue I've felt with running, but it's harder to tell since I could adjust exertion by shifting. Overall, it was a good experience and I felt wiped out when I was done. Yesterday's run, however, was a disaster. I did my first 2 miles, cruising along, sub 9s. The weather was insanely pretty, and I was trying to enjoy it (I was running in shorts and a tshirt! In February! There should have been angels singing), but I was t-i-r-e-d and miserable and had zero energy. I walked/ran the 3rd mile, ran the 4th straight through, and then walked/ran the last mile. Average pace was almost 10 minutes per mile. I used to kill for that, but that is not my current "good" pace. I don't know what's up but I don't like it.

Thursday I stuck to the diet 100%, no weird foods, all well-behaved. Friday night we were out at dinner and I was lamenting my lack of menu options when I decided that hey, it's day 5, let's test some stuff! So I tested wine. Many glasses of wine. It was glorious, until the stomach cramping started. And bloat, which is super cute when you're wearing leggings and everyone has a really clear view of your distended stomach. This morning I still felt awful so I triumphantly put wine in the "body hates" column. Nick and I were trying to figure out what I'm allergic to in wine... grapes? Booze? Yeast? And then I remembered that a friend of mine just told me she has a yeast allergy (Hi Megan!). Do you know how much stuff has yeast in it?! It's terrible. I'm gonna test it out again later I guess, but man, no wine or beer unless I'm willing to feel yucky for days afterwards? No bueno. 

Today's eats: rice Chex and almond milk for breakfast, beans and rice with balsamic at lunch, a super delicious carrot soup with roasted chickpeas and salad for dinner. And now I'm gonna go cry and not drink wine.

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