Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Vegetables Make Me Sick

I started my elimination diet at midnight. This meant, no milk, no grains, no caffeine and no meats except for deep-water fish and fresh game. I had a great breakfast for fruit: pineapple, banana, grapes, cherries, strawberries and peaches. YUM! I threw in a few almonds for good measure (and for protein). About two hours after eating my lovely fruit, my stomach was actually growling - I think fruit is fast-tracked through - and I opened up my giant plastic bowl of veggies. That means plain veggies - no dip, no dressing, no nothing. I munched my way through that bowl, had a few pistachios and continued on with my day.
About two hours later, a strange feeling hit me. I chalked it up to having been without coffee (which causes those lovely deprivation headaches) and continued working. After a few more hours, the feeling was not to be ignored. I packed up my stuff, drove the 7.5 minutes home and rolled right into bed. (Don't judge - keep reading!)
I woke up an hour later feeling ok...until I stood up. My mouth started watering extensively and the room was spinning. I lay back down quickly and when Eric got home an hour later, I though I'd be ok (HA!). I got up to prove my victory over the feeling and...

...didn't make it to the porcelain bowl in time. Never in my life have I wretched like this! Never! I'll spare you the specifics, but, Eric and I spent a good 20 minutes wiping down the bathroom after the deed was over.

Herein lies my dilemma:
Because I had eaten nothing but veggies yesterday, guess what revisited my senses during that tumultuous event? Now the very thought of anything green and good-for-me turns my stomach just a little. I don't want to prove a failure after one day of eliminating, but what's a girl to do?


I have an interview today. I like my job, I really do, but another opportunity has presented itself and I'd be silly not to give it a shot. I don't have enough specifics yet to make an educated decision, but am praying the right choice will be obvious once the interviews are over. Wish me luck!


Girl from Pennsylvania said...

Hopefully the interview goes well! Mine is today to and I may have to barf just because I want the job so bad!

Anonymous said...

Somewhere in the world, a cheeseburger is smiling.
Sorry about the ralf! Great story/image! You married a lucky guy.

The secret word is "peamoswo"
As in, I think that vomit's color is definately peamoswo - let's paint the bathroom that color!

Dennis and Valerie said...

KT!!! Noooo! Gettimg sick on veggies during the elimination diet is very, very bad!! So, what are you going to do?!!