Category: Jean (O)
For the past few months, ever since a run in cold weather, I have been experiencing what I thought, was at first, a cold, then I thought exercise induced asthma, now I know it is dairy induced asthma. I am not a dairy fan, but occasionally, I will have a lunch with a beef kebab, salad and tzatziki dip as a side (maybe 3 tablespoons). It has finally occurred to me, that on the days I have this lunch, I spend the afternoon and evening with an asthma hack. The hack is usually gone by the evening, but I am so tired after I need a good 10-hour sleep. I am going to start avoiding that nasty dairy dip now!! My alternative is to bring some Argentinan Salsa (parsley salsa) to lunch on Beef Kebab days.
After 7 years in the WOL, I am finally getting the fact, that even diminutive amounts of avoids can harm this O non body. I have to wonder how a baby feels when a new avoid food is introduced to them. When I introduced grain cereals to my first O son, he would sleep through the night, but then be extremely groggy and cranky the next morning. I would say to myself he had a great sleep and is just taking time waking up but as I know now, he was reacting to the grain and he was actually experiencing fatigue.
Back to the present, we have been experiencing -33C weather with wind chills of -44C. Boarding has been cancelled for the past 2 nights and my boys are getting major cabin fever. However, the weather should improve to a balmy -16C this weekend and the Boarder X racing season (a cross between snowboarding and roller derby) will start. My older son should place in the top 3 but last night we were laughing about plotting to feed his competitors avoids before the races (Fettucini Alfredo and ice cream anyone?) and see how they do!!! Brenden doesn't like to eat before he races, but he is seriously considering a beef/veggie salad of some sort for that day. Let the races begin!