Category: Natalie (AB)
Music: My Alarm Clock.....I wish I was still in bed!!!
My "A" mom has jokingly made the comment that all I talk about is the avoids I eat and they're going to kick me off the website soon. :-) Well, here's another. It really is amazing how many avoids are in your foods. Even my favorite tofu/spinach rolls from Trader Joe's have guar gum and some other things in them. They were however better than what I ate this weekend.
It started with an 8 hour drive to Ohio turning into an 11 hour one because of traffic. Poor Carlos - what a good man. I had eaten very compliant all day in the car, ezekiel bread with peanut butter, dried apple slices through out, tofu and eggs that morning and lamb stew for lunch. We get to the bachlorette party late but everyone is still having a good time. I'm offered a mudslide. It has a cream liquor and ice cream in it but it's never given me problems before so I accept despite the avoids (it's the only drink they're serving at this shin-dig). The mistake seems to be a few hours later at 3am when I also have half a beer. That seems to be enough to curdle the milk products in my stomach and sure enough the next morning, I feel as though I've eaten an entire carton of whole sour cream. My case of lactose intolerance was so bad I couldn't even make it to the 2:30pm wedding we'd traveled all this way for. Too busy praying to that porclien god and yelling at people who tried to comfort me on the bed. (Every time the bed moved I felt worse than awful) I hadn't felt this bad since the time I did have too much sour cream on potato skins at our favorite bar. I don't think it's the ice cream (I've had that since starting) but really the beer that did something to it in my stomach. I did make it too an after party party so I got to see everyone and they were proud I made it out of bed. It's something I will never, EVER do again though.
Mistake number 2
Before we head out for our ridiculously long drive, (I'm still not feeling all that great since I hadn't had a lemon in 2 days) we go out for some Mexican food with our host. As a spoiled New Yorker, I will NOT be eating Mexican food in Ohio ever again. I order beef enchiladas since NOTHING on this menu is compliant save for some eggs. (not the case at our favorite place here in Long Island) I figure "oh, I'll just pick the beef out and eat the rest of the enchilada and the rice and other yummy things..." When it comes my "enchilada" was nothing but Beef in a CORN tortilla (avoids)! I used to love corn tortillas but have learned to eat nothing but the flour ones on this diet. All the enchiladas near me in NY are on flour tortillas with lots of cheese, refried beans, a tiny bit of sour cream, lettuce, and tomatoes and rice on the side. My side of "beans" were not the usual pinto (highly beneficial) but black beans (avoid) !!! And the rice on the side was a very small portion and not at all yummy. I don't know how they messed up yellow rice but they did. I should have sent it back. I should have walked out and gotten a tuna fish sandwhich else where. I didn't. I stayed and ate almost the whole thing. I was almost as quesey on the ride home as I was yesterday and no lemons at home for Monday when I went to work! I'm having my first lemon right now and promising to never be without them for that long again. The next time I run into that many avoids, I'm simply sending it back to the kitchen and saying I'm allergic. It's sooooo not worth it. (Just ask my stomach)