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On Sunday we participated in a charity golf tournament. We play in the same tournament every year. I’m on the board of the organization, and am pretty involved with it. Anyway, it is a day that I really look forward to. Mostly because of the food. And most of it the food is full of avoids. Wonderful, yummy avoids! This is the day I start off with my annual hot dog. I smother it in kraut, onions, relish mustard, ketchup…you know, the works. Then, after the tournament the dinner is fabulous. Always pretty much the same. We hire a couple who runs a pig barbecuing business. They roast a whole pig on a spit. The pork is served with a terrific sauce and horseradish. There are sides of potato salad, and other kinds of salads. Generally cookies or brownies are for dessert. In between times there are dishes full of chocolate treats and licorice and bags of chips. I did my best to eat as much as I could. I did find it hard to eat the sweet things. They didn’t taste all that good to me. The hot dog and the pork were the savories I craved.
So, I was expecting to feel pretty out of sorts and bloated all day Monday. But woke up feeling pretty good and went through all my normal activities without any problems. Went to Pilates, to work, and ate normal BTD compliant foods. It took 36 hours for the avoid foods to catch up with me. Woke up early Tuesday morning with the heartburn. It lasted all day, along with a gassy stomach. I was so lethargic mentally and physically that it was all I could do to make it through a round of golf. And a very poor round it was. Couldn’t concentrate.
Hah! And I thought I had gotten away with something!
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