How did I used to put up with this?

This weekend for no apparent reason I was sleeping a lot. The type of sleep where right after dinner you try to watch a movie or tv show and fall asleep fully clothed. You wake up at 11 with red marks on your face thinking oh geez I can continue to sleep all night, but I have to get up to change into pj’s and brush my teeth, ugh. Then you finally convince yourself to do the routine and then go back to sleep, thinking you’ll be up early since you’ve already slept a few hours. But no, 9am rolls around and you finally squint your eyes open and realize how hungry you are. You drag yourself out of bed and still feel groggy. 12+ hours of sleep and your eyes look like you’ve had about 4.

Sure enough my stomach acted up as well. It was hardly what I consider a stomach ache. It hurt for all of a few minutes. Nothing like it used to be where I’d have all-day sickness marked by hours of pain. Well this little stomach ache sure hit me hard mentally, I was really upset. “What did I eat? Was it too much veggies? Did I overdo it on the yogurt? Too much garlic?” the questions just kept running through my mind. As if it really matters why it happened. I’m not sure why I constantly search for reasons for every little thing that goes wrong. I quickly realized it was being very silly. I felt better after a few minutes, much like normal people who maybe eat a heavy meal. Sure I was tired all weekend, but that may be because of not getting enough sleep all week. Even with a little stomach ache, I felt better than I used to during my “good” days.

I am starting to be thankful for how I feel these days. I used to always hear people say things like “at least you have your health!” and wonder what they meant. Well I think I’m almost at the point where I can say that to myself. And I’m starting to think that I used to be a lot sicker than I (or doctors) realized..

What I ate today:
Breakfast: yogurt, blueberries, honey
Lunch: chicken & artichokes with some baked butternut squash on the side
Dinner: chicken breast and mushrooms cooked with garlic and red chili powder, dipped in yogurt because it was too spicy, side of zucchini with onions and garlic
Snacks: applesauce, hard boiled egg, almond butter brownie


I have been following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet since January 2008 to recover from Celiac disease. As part of the diet, I don't eat grains, sugar or potatoes and prepare all my meals from scratch.

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