That is the noise my belly has been making today. It started this morning but being so used to tummy woes I toughed it out. Around 10 AM I started to get shaky like I had caffeine (but I knew that I didn’t) and felt rather ill. I sliced an apple and sat in one of my living room chairs while I slowly ate it. After about 45 minutes the feeling started to go away. I am starting to wonder if I should have eaten the avocado. It is not a fruit that I usually have and the only thing different that I ate yesterday. I know that my sissy can’t eat them – they give her a bad tummy ache. We seem to have the same issues with food. Even though my belly felt ick, I did start to get rather hungry for lunch a bit early so I just gave in and ate.
I made a turkey, red pepper and hummus sandwich on a whole wheat English muffin. It seemed like a safe choice.
I also had 1/2 a cup Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup pumpkin, a few tbsp TJ’s Fiber Twigs and cinnamon.
Lunch ended with a new bar (maybe I shouldn’t have tried something new today). The KeeRunch! bar is similar to a LARABAR but not as sweet. I liked it a lot and I definitely would buy it again. I have another flavor to try so stay tuned for a review of that one.
D and I ran to Sports Authority where I found a nice pair of Nike Running pants. I also popped into Target to see if I could find a St. Patty’s Day t-shirt but the ones they had left were rather lame. I might try another Target tomorrow. Since the race is a St. Patrick’s Day race, I thought I would get decked out for some fun.
When we got home I had a mini whole wheat pita with PB + J. Then like we seem to be doing a lot lately, it was out the door again. This time we went to my sissy’s house. Yes, that is the third time this week we have hung out, woo hoo!!! I just love my sis and could spend every day with her. My tummy was still doing the gurgle pop noise so she made me a warm cup of tea. The awesome twosome played while me and my girl chatted. I was able to sit and relax for a little while but my stomach was still feeling weird.
I got a little hungry even though I had that feeling like I just didn’t want to add to the madness. I ended up having a Kashi bar – small and not too heavy.
D and I headed home and I made dinner. Seriously all I wanted was something soft. I cooked 3 tbsp whole grain Cream of Wheat with water, then added a banana and 1/2 cup pumpkin. I know I already had both of those today but it was really what I needed. I topped off that mixture with 1/2 a cup 365 Organic Fat Free Vanilla yogurt and 1 tbsp sunflower seed butter.
This bowl of goodness felt so good to my aching belly and really very soothing.
A little while later I was really in the mood for more vanilla yogurt (I am in a soft food mood this evening). I had another 1/2 cup and topped it with a Vita-Top, 1/2 a tbsp PB and a few Cacao Bliss shavings.
My stomach seems to be settling down now but boy was today exhausting. I will spare you the details and embarrassing myself. I think I will lay off the avocado and see how my tummy responds. I have so many problems with other fruits and veggies, it would not be surprising if it was the culprit. I did have it in my sushi a few weeks ago but there really wasn’t that much but I do remember my belly not feeling 100 percent – what does that feel like?? I was eating a lot of soy protein then too – Luna bars & Kashi – which seem to be an irritant to my system too. So no more lovely Luna for a while. I really do think that soy and Sammie just don’t get along. Does anyone else have a real problem with soy? I tried to eat tofu in the past and had to knock that off too. I have such a hard time adding variety which I feel I should because I have a food blog. I see other bloggers with all these creative meals with lots of color, texture and jazzy ingredients but I can’t even eat a quarter of what is on their plates. I don’t want you guys to get bored with my meals – I guess I will just have to make sure D is popping by more often.
How many of you out there have food issues? If you are willing to share your story I would love to know what you have done to figure out what you can and can’t eat. I have gone through the whole elimination diet before and boy was that boring. I am starting to think that I added some of the no-no foods back in and my stomach can’t take it.
Well I am off to relax. I hope you have a great night. See you tomorrow.
Oh I meant to ask, any pre-race breakfast suggestions? The race is at 11 so I don’t want to have too much in my stomach but I definitely need a good AM fueling. Thanks guys.