I failed to mention that Thursday night after work was shopping night. It grew and grew what I needed to do. Originally needed to stop at Belk for eye liner, added to that some khaki pants for winter. Wanted to get a different color lipstick since my hair is lighter now. And then I needed to go to Penny's. And then George asked if I would go get Tugie's meds, in another city altogether but only 20 minutes opposite of the shopping. How could I say no?
So I found not only the much needed khaki pants, but another pair of blue pants that fit me better and also a pair of brown pants which I never thought I'd be able to wear. Maybe I haven't shopped before for myself for pants before Thanksgiving. So my size was in everything. Must have been a newly arrived shipment. The sales were everywhere. Even $1.99 rack for tops, $4.99 racks. Still, I could not be enticed for the sale racks. No time and I'm in the mood to move on, my summer wardrobe already doing fine. But it was awesome to be able to get 3 pair of pants that fit for winter.
So, I did go to the doctor. And the irony is just astounding. On my last visit he says, "continue on with your low fat diet, good job, stay off of the white foods (pre-diabetic reasons)".
Yesterday. "Go eat some bananas, applesauce, rice, and toast and probiotics and cut out dairy"!
Does this not happen all the time? Last time it went in the other direction. The pendulum swings.
Eat this. Now don't eat it. Don't eat that. Now eat that.
It makes ones head swim. So I've tried so hard to lose weight and cut out all those things. So after the doc I went to the store and bought bread, crackers, beanie weenies (b/c I wanted them), dark chocolate with almonds, instant rice cups. In my rebellious attitude I came home, had a glass of wine, ate the beenie weenies which were a disappointment, went over ate some BBQ kettle chips, opened a bag of baked crackers and ate a bunch of those, ate potatoes for dinner and had 2nd's. Ate some of the Hershey's dark chocolate with almonds bar and decaf coffee.
This morning. I'm all normal! My body hurts, but all functions are normal.
And I can't wait to go back to my shakes. Which I will do by Monday morning!
So I think this is a gut thing and it does not want me to eat healthy. So how do I retrain it? I've done well for so long. I keep reverting back to the flu shot and how after that is when things began to go awry - after about a week to two weeks after the shot. Is that possible? My glands began to be sore one morning. That went away but then the gut trouble started. I've had a pain or two in my glands off and on - nothing constant and nothing worth even mentioning. So my system is acting as if it is fighting something. The good news is that my white count was good. But the doc said he thought it was a bug and gave me a "poop kit", lol. Well I'll have to wait to see if there are any other abnormals before I can do that.
Life is just so intriguing. Don't eat those white foods! Now go eat those white foods! Drives me crazy! I'm on a mission - don't they know that? The devil is messing with me I think. But God wins. The good news is, I was not sent for further testing and so it's probably just a virus bug or food intolerance or a system imbalance. So I guess we see what happens.
Gotta go - we are having a fun day today. And leaving soon. I will have a lot to share tomorrow.
On to more coffee and to get ready!