Thursday, December 30, 2010

Stomaching It

After a week of feeling ill, I finally went to the doctor yesterday. Unfortunately, I don't have the flu. Notice that I said unfortunately. Since Middle School, I've had some stomach issues and I think they somewhat peaked last week, leaving me feeling run down and nauseous since. I got some blood work done and I'm seeing a specialist on Monday. I don't really want to hypothesize on the blog what the problem may be, but I know that I am on my way to finding answers to a problem that has plagued me for years and years.

So, needless to say, I haven't done any exercising or made any delicious food this week. Not exercising has been very difficult. This week I wanted to begin training for my marathon, but it'll just have to wait. What I CAN share with you are eating tips for avoiding an irritated stomach:

1. Alcohol. Just don't. I have had zero desire to drink alcohol since last week, thank goodness.
2. Coffee or tea. At work this week I was drinking my usual green tea, unbeknownst that I was just making things worse.
3. Spicy foods. This would not be a good time for me to be a judge in a chili cook-off.
4. Fatty foods. I didn't really know about this one. I really can't explain WHY fatty foods are bad, but a cheeseburger and fries aren't on my menu for this week (although that sounds delicious).
5. NSAIDs. When I told my doctor I had taken Advil PM for the past two nights, she told me that I was adding fuel to the fire. If I really need something for pain, Tylenol all the way.
6. Apples. This is based on my personal experience. Apples are pretty tough on my stomach so I'm going to avoid eating them for now.

What I have been eating:

1. Bread
2. Soup
3. Dry cereal
4. Bananas
5. Yogurt - both Greek and frozen

Doesn't that sound delicious? Don't you just want to embark on my bland foods diet?

In all seriousness, I'm anxious to see what happens at the specialist and to get some results and solutions. Our bodies should not be our own worst enemies.

Have a safe New Year's Eve!


  1. I hope you were able to get some relief and some answers! I've had some issues in that area myself and had to make some adjustments in my diet. Hang in there!