Category: Natalie (AB)
Music: Does the white noise of my air conditioner count?
I now have a headache and a grumbly tummy. (Like Pooh-Bear but not so cute....) And I have no one to thank for this but myself. Some people are good. When someone tells them not to do something, they don't do it. Or, they do it once and then think "Wow, I've learned my lesson, I won't ever do that again!"
But not me....I have a stubborn streak. I somehow must like bumping my head against the wall a thousand times before I learn. My mind is always thinking, "maybe it will be different this time." And then nothing ever changes. I'm not dumb. (At least not according to my SAT's.....) But I think "hard-headed" most aptly describes me sometimes. I'll be so carefree and non-chalant about something my friends think I should be worried sick over and then I'll go and be absolutely, 100% positive that I have to do "X" in order to get to "3" while the world is telling me I need "1" and "2." Needless to say, these tendencies have classified me as the official family nut on more than one occasion (until I met my father-in-law....tee-he-he!)
So, what does this have to do with food.....Breakfast started off nicely - 2 organic egg whites & 1 yolk) fried up after the lemon water and then a handful of Rice Chex on the bus. Then snack time came for the children. Blueberry muffins....I couldn't resist - I've always been a blueberry muffin fanatic. I had ½ a muffin. Not too bad. Lunch was collard greens followed by massive fits of crying because three important people might not be coming to my wedding this fall. Made me feel very alone and abandoned and self pitying for 40 minutes. Long story for another time. So, I'm now completely stressed out as I head back for another round of work. Then the lunch we serve the kids was "make your own sandwich" day. I apparently lost all sense of Blood Type propriety. I had a tempting looking white bread roll COVERED in sesame seeds (big avoid) with turkey (beneficial) and American Cheese (oh no!!!) Sure enough, just like the M& M's, my tummy now knows EXACTLY what's not supposed to be in it and was very grouchy for the rest of the afternoon. By 3pm, with 2 hours left of helping too many kids with their homework, I had a VERY bad headache. (I think the stress from earlier + the avoids caused that one....) My head was still hurting until recently and still doesn't feel completely normal. Dinner was girl's night out at Taco Bell (was able to keep on the beneficial/neutral side :-) and then had lots of fun at Trader Joe's. Good way to end the day - shopping for healthy foods and good company.
Now, you would think after my last bouts with avoids in large amounts, I would have learned that my stomach is very sensitive. Always has been, I just never realized how good it could feel ‘til I started this diet. Just another mishap to chalk up to experience, I guess. I hope I remember this feeling the next time I'm offered "free" food that I know I shouldn't be having - it's just not worth it.