Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Paleo vs. The Way I Used to Eat

Actually it should be called Paleo vs. the way I've been eating since this weekend! Ugh . . . I can feel the difference. Did I really feel this crappy all the time? My stomach actually has been hurting since I went to bed last night! Not consistently . . . but enough that I can't forget about it for very long.

Now while I haven't completely chased sugar out of my diet yet (actually that's been a BIG part of the stuff I've been eating this weekend), I . . . just completely lost my train of thought . . . wow. That's really bad. Umm . . . Okay. Well back to that later.

I do know whether or not I stick totally with the paleo way of eating (though as crappy as I feel right now, something tells me I will be.) I know gluten is out. I'm thinking that is the main cause of the ickies I'm feeling right now.

But I'm planning on restarting again and this time focusing more on cutting out sugar cold-turkey and just barrelling through it. I know I can do it.

In other news. The Italian thinks his foot is starting to heal.  That's WONDERFUL news. When he transfers to the toilet (which he can do by himself again! YES!!), bed, or shower chair he does put a little bit of weight on his left foot and he's said that it doesn't hurt as much. So that's a good sign. He has an appointment next week with his surgeon to look and see how his ankle is healing and check on his foot. Sounds to me like we . . . he won't need surgery on his foot. Which is FABULOUS news.

We're also not fighting anymore. He apologized for making me cry (after I asked him to). So we're okay now. Papa Italian came over to take my Italian to the chiropractor and fixed our vacuum cleaner, so I can go back to cleaning our apartment again. Apparently the hose was clogged . . . the one thing I didn't check. Ergh . . . Well now I know!

I had my first post WW weigh in today! Still at 204! Nothing lost, nothing gained. BONUS! I was sure I'd gained because this weekend I was showing a 1.2 pound gain. (Crappy food in, weight goes up!)

So . . . What's going on in your world? Now that I'm drama free (for the moment).


  1. There are several different conditions that can cause what you are feeling. I just found out mine is a Fructose Malabsorption. Lots of people have it but don't feel symptoms until they eat a ton of sugar. That and several other things could be causing it. It's worth looking into.

  2. I know that if I slip or even unintentionally have even an eeeensy teensy bit of gluten I feel pretty much like I want to die. Sometimes for days. I know from reading what Traci's been going through with her FM that it's definitely no fun either! Hopefully you'll be able to find out what's setting you off so it doesn't happen again.

  3. I can feel ya, my hubby had a total hip replacement and I was ready to KILL him by the time he went back to work. :-)

    What we eat definitely affects the way we feel. Hope you get it all figured out! Keep making healthy choices.

  4. So close to "freedom", huh? Sorry you're struggling with the whole Paleo/no sugar thing...but I KNOW you can do it!

    Hang in there and stay away from gluten.

  5. @Traci - I'd never heard of Fructose Malabsorption before. I'm definitely going to have to research that. Thanks for the heads up.

    @Karen - I think I've narrowed it down to 2 variables. Now to figure out which one!

  6. @Mama Bear June - You have NO IDEA how relieved to hear that the feeling of wanting to kill him is normal! I could HUG YOU!!

    @beej - I will defeat the sugar monster. It's just a matter of doing it and not making excuses for myself. That whole self-discipline thing . . . ya know!

  7. That's wonderful that things are going well for the Italian! What a relief that must be for the both of you.

    And not gaining is always a plus :D Hope the food plans all work out. I'm suspecting I have gluten sensitivities too... or maybe the majority of people do, but we just aren't in-tune enough with our bodies to recognize the symptoms? Hmmm.