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Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Bad Choice And A Possible Almond Allergy?

I haven't been around for a few days simply because since my weigh in day I've been super busy. That afternoon we went to the beach where the kiddo and I swam and played in the water (Chris thought it was too cold so he wussied out and stayed on the beach), then we built sand castles and dug a really big hole to see how far down we'd have to dig to get to water (um...yeah I don't even have an explanation as to WHY we'd do something like that, but the kid seemed to love it!). The next day we went to the states, which is about 2 hours away, to go grocery shopping. It is soooo much cheaper to buy groceries down there. Like 1/2 price or more on some things!!! I got 3 family packs of boneless skinless chicken breasts that were between $10-$11 there...and here would cost AT LEAST $30!!! Absolutely ridiculous. We go every 2-3 months and stock up our deep freeze with meat, then we just have to buy the other stuff, however I do think we're set on cheese until...well the end of time cuz that's really cheap too!

Aaaaaaaaaanyways, we spent about 3 hours in the grocery store (plus the 2 hour drive, plus I hadn't eaten before I left which was NOT smart) and I was starving. Well with groceries in the car, it wasn't like we could go for a sit down lunch and we went to Taco Bell/KFC...side note, I LOVE that Americans combine 2 fast food chains cuz I don't like KFC and Chris doesn't like Taco Bell!...Anyways, I obviously made a bad lunch choice cuz, well really, there's nothing that would be a good choice there. The only thing saving my ass (from expanding) is that it happened at the beginning of my week, which gave me a whooooole 7 days to fix the mistake before my next weigh in. I just have to really really really behave all week.

On to the second part of the post. That same night I had about 8 almonds for a snack before I went to bed in preparation for getting up early for work the next day (I took on 2 extra shifts this week so will be working 6 in a row again this week as well as next week too). Well about a half hour later I literally felt like I was going to puke my guts out all over the place. Nothing I did stopped the nauseous feeling. I took pepto, which I hate taking cuz ***TMI ALERT*** it really really constipates me and Chris layed next to me and rubbed my tummy for over an hour. Finally I felt at least well enough that I fell asleep but woke up feeling still kinda yucky. The next day at work I had 8 almonds in my lunch that I chowed down on in the homestretch of my shift (not even connecting the almonds with the ill feeling, I automatically assumed it was the Taco Bell) and within half an hour...same reaction. I ended up having to leave work about 15 minutes early because I was going to throw up. More pepto and laying in bed trying desperately not to throw up...

Needless to say neither of those days ended with me going for a walk...whoopsie. But I did go for one today after work. I did youbitch hill which I had not walked up in far too long and it was so hard. I definitely have to do that every few days at the very least. But I made it to the top and that's all that matters. Other than the Taco Bell fiasco, I have behaved with eating properly and I haven't exactly just blew off exercise...I just couldn't or I'd throw up. I have 2 more day shifts followed by 2 evening shifts then a 2 whole days off.

Now that I'm caught up on my blog reading (I have read everybody's posts, but didn't have much time to comment), as well as updated my blog I'm going to sign off and make some supper! Hope everybody is having a great day and weekend!

5 comments:

  1. I was just reading an article that said occasional splurges are actually a good thing. Your body gets used to eating low calorie and low fat, you can plateau easily. Sometimes you need some taco bell to kick your metabolism in the ass...so it'll keep on working hard to get the fat off when you eat healthy the rest of the week!

    Sorry about the almonds, I know how much you love them :( I was never allergic to eggplant until last year. I ate it ALL the time (1-2x a week at one point)...then one day I ate it and had a severe allergic reaction and an upper GI bleed...it's really strange how allergies can come up all up a sudden.

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  2. I would hate to be allergic to almonds, bummer. They're such a good stand by snack. Yeah, the Taco Bell - KFC thing is a blessing and a killer. I always opt for the Taco Bell. Hope you feel better!

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  3. lol Here we have Taco bell/pizza hut/KFC in one! Ken-Taco-Hut. Glad your back ive missed your blogs!

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  4. Sorry you are having a reaction to almonds. that is sad cause they are so yummy and so filling!!

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  5. I developed an allergy to almonds (and hazelnuts, and other nuts that have thin skins like those) in my early 20s, after I'd been eating them all of my life. At the same time, I started having allergic reactions to certain raw fruits - apples, peaches, plums, pears, and certain berries. Again, food I'd been eating just fine my whole life. So, be careful, and perhaps consider getting tested so you know for sure.

    Congrats on your progress!

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