Friday, June 6, 2008

Getting Better

I've had a lot of people ask me if I think this new eating program I'm on is helping. It's been hard to tell because the changes are so gradual. Well, it WAS hard to tell. Until this past weekend. Then I did something kind of stupid but was well-worth it in inspiring me to continue with this crazy eating.

After about a month and a half of extremely limited eating, I was tired, crabby, and hungry...and would give anything to have fettucini alfredo. So, after discussing it with Chris, I gave into my craving and had some.

And then made myself thoroughly ill. Apparently, I really have been feeling better. The majority of my neck tension has gone away and simultaneously many of my headaches. The stomach issues have gone away. My allergies (after the initial spike) seem to be getting better. And I'm not as tired as I used to be.

After eating the fettucini, I immediately started dealing with the stomach issues again, by the next day my shoulders were like rocks and I had a headache for nearly three days. And I was exhausted nearly this entire week.

So, I hurt myself physically, but the incentive of seeing how much of a difference this eating pattern truly is making in my life was extremly beneficial.

The really interesting thing will be when I can start incorporating more foods back into my diet and finding out exactly which ones are the ones that make me feel so ill!

All in all - I paid a price for my giving into a craving, but I think the ultimate mental benefits will outweigh the temporary discomfort. It's a lot easier to do something when you know that it truly is helping!

2 comments:

Almamater said...

Hurray! Glad to hear that you are finding real solutions to your problems. Too bad about the fettucini alfredo, though.

HPTeach said...

I too am glad to hear that you are doing better. It's always nice to figure things out, even if that means some no no's to good yummy food!