June 6th, 2009: Andrea 0, Body 1

So as I mentioned in my previous post, I tried to go to sleep last night but I ended up having a really rough go.  I started feeling super tired and headed up to bed.  By the time I made it to bed I was not feeling well at all.  I assumed it was just from being overly tired.  I slept for an hour, woke up in a ton of sweat and feeling very sick to my stomach.  I was extremely nauseous and actually felt like I was going to see my dinner all over again.

I was right.

I busted it to the bathroom and had an unpleasant time.  I tried to lay back down only to toss and turn for another hour or more.  My stomach was not happy.  Scott came to check on me and I told him what was going on.  It wasn’t long after he went back downstairs that I got up and threw up again.  It was horrible, I hate throwing up.  My eyes water, my throat burns, and it’s just the most unpleasant thing.

However, I felt better immediately.  My body felt lighter and not like it was in a battle with something.  I was able to lay back down and finally get some sleep around 2am or so.

Let me start by saying that this was not caused by Bonefish, meaning it was not food poisoning or a result of under-cooked food or anything like that.  All of their food was fine and perfect.

This was my body’s reaction to what I fed it yesterday.  It was not happy with my choices and could not handle what I tried to give it.  If we briefly recap yesterday’s post and look at the pictures of food, that is not happy Andrea type of food.  The appetizer was not friendly.  My main entree had a ton of butter in the bottom of the dish and so did Scott’s.

I eat as cleanly as I can but, as you all know, I eat some fun stuff too.  However, my body has transformed over the course of close to a year.  What it needs, wants, and craves is not the same as it was a year ago.  What it can tolerate and process is not the same.

The food I gave it last night, my body could not process or digest.  It did what it had to do to lighten the burden and that was get rid of what it could as quickly as it could.  I also know that my body can handle butter, cream, and cheese.  Not huge quantities, mind you, but those are real foods and my body can do real foods (to a point!).

Looking back and recapping my evening, what did me in was the Bang Bang Shrimp.  It was breaded, fried, and then tossed around in a mayo based sauce.  Since the shrimp was hot, it made the sauce hot.  That means warm mayo.  Gross I know.  And then I ate the lettuce which was also covered in warm mayo sauce.

Even typing this out, I’m making a face.  I will not lie, having to recap last night’s dinner and look at all that food all over again was rough going this morning.

Again, I’m saying that Bonefish did nothing wrong.  It is just that I am now realizing what I can handle and what I can’t.  Breaded fried food is out.  A little mayo is fine, a hot mayo dressing is not.  I need to talk to the servers more about what is in dishes and ask for the butter to either be removed or used as minimally as possible.

I was in such misery last night.  My stomach was bloated making me feel overly full and like a balloon.  It also felt like I had 5 bricks sitting in my stomach and laying down made everything worse.  I wanted nothing more than to just get rid of it and thought how convenient it would be if our tums had little doors so we could reach inside and take out whatever is bugging us.

Despite all of that, I’m one very happy Andrea.  This was a huge learning experience for me and one that I’m glad to know.

Why in the world would I be happy about tossing up my dinner?

Because it shows me how well I’ve been treating my body and how efficiently and clean it now runs.  It cannot handle a bunch of heavy unhealthy stuff anymore.  If I eat it, I will feel like crap, and the worst case being my body rejects it completely.  I know this now.  I know what it takes to keep my body happy and healthy.  I know what it needs and if that makes me a pain of a customer in a restaurant, so be it.  I’m the one that has to live with me and I’m the one who is responsible for taking care of my self the best that I can.  And that means knowing my body and listening to what it tells me.

So while last night was not a fun time, I’m walking away from that experience having grown a little bit and being more self-aware which is always a positive thing.

Eats and Eats!

That said, as you can imagine today I’m taking it slow with food.  My stomach is actually okay but I’m trying to give my system a rest and eat simple and well today.

Toasted waffle and coffee

I started off the morning with some coffee and a kashi waffle with almond butter.  I ate half the waffle and quickly realized that my body did not want this.  The coffee was fine though thank goodness because I was groggy!

Not long after Scott got up, I had some more coffee and then sliced up a pear.

Sliced green pear

My approach to today is eating clean and small portions to make sure everything is running smoothly.  The pear was perfect!  It was juicy and delicious.  I started watching some E3 coverage on TV.  It’s an expo that is all about video games and the like.  The sounds of the interviews and game play eventually broke Scott down and he meandered in to watch TV with me.

Me: So we’re watching E3 coverage on TV.

Scott: Yes.

Me: Does this make us dweebs?

Scott: Oh baby, we’ve been dweebs for a long time now.

Me: Oh. I didn’t know that.

:lol:  We watched for a bit and then I got up to make us some smoothies.

Smoothie and fruit

Pretty purple!

  • 2C unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1C water
  • 1 small scoop 2% Fage
  • Splash of soymilk
  • Huge handful of spinach
  • 1 carrot
  • Frozen mango
  • Frozen peaches
  • Frozen blueberries

And I also had a plate of cantaloupe along side it.  Smoothies immediately make me feel on track, it’s completely amazing.

As much as I love smoothies, I needed a bit more protein in my life.  A little while later, I had another snack while Scott had leftovers.

Toasted pita with peanutbutter and honey

WW pita toasted and topped with PB and a bit of honey.  YUM!

We ran Rocks out for a quick walk and I did not make MT class this morning.  Even though I’m okay, I’m giving my body some good old rest and down time.

Now I’m off to possibly have another small snack and watch some more E3 coverage.  Hope you all are having a great weekend! :D

8 thoughts on “June 6th, 2009: Andrea 0, Body 1

  1. Sorry you were feeling so bad. More and more I’m finding I have to be careful with the “fun stuff” too. Sometimes it just isn’t worth how I feel afterward. Funny, only 3 or so years ago, I had no idea it affected me that way.

  2. :( I also HATE throwing up. For the first two years of college, I was a HUGE partier but after throwing up a couple of times, I totally quit! hahah

    And I can relate to what you’re saying your body can now take and can’t. I definitely feel worse after eating lots of processed things, which didn’t affect me a few years ago, AT ALL!

    Hope you’re feeling better. Love the smoothies! Have a stellar weekend :)

  3. Aww I’m sorry you got so sick. Throwing up is the WORST. I’m glad you learned about your body from it, though. Hope you’re feeling better!

  4. ohh what an awful night!! I have noticed over the last few years if I eat more than a bite or two of abnormal foods i end up with a very unhappy stomach for a few days

  5. Sorry to hear about your run-in w/ food that made you sick. I get that occasionally too, but usually not because of fried food. Oh, E3 – very cool. I used to attend that show every year, but ’twas a lifetime ago.

  6. As gross as this is, I was sitting there thinking that if my body WOULD just react that way to some of the junk that I still can’t help, then it would turn me off from eating it again b/c of the association. Congrats on what you’ve accomplished, though!

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