Sunday, September 8, 2013

Uncomfortable


The past few days have been very uncomfortable for me...  Really, it's probably been the entire week. 

Labor Day involved beer, but I made a healthy beef stew and didn't overeat. Tuesday was good. Wednesday was Bunco night, and I grubbed! The food was good, so I enjoyed. I made sure I got a good workout before I went, so I didn't feel bad about it.

But the next morning I felt bloated and realized that I hadn't pooped in a few days. So I drank water like a mad woman all day, but the bloat just got worse. By Thursday night I was miserable. My belly looked 6 months pregnant. So I took some laxative and pooped my brains out all night and most of the next morning. 

I felt better Friday, and grilled burgers for dinner. Then, the bloat and stomach ache came back. Then it dawned on me... I'd been eating beef all week. Beef stew for dinner Monday, then leftovers for lunch all week. Then the burgers Friday... Too much beef for someone who already knows that beef just don't digest well.

Lesson learned. The hard way.

I went hiking yesterday and felt much better afterward. But last night we had ice cream after softball practice... Something that is NOT ok but I did it anyway. But TOM arrived so that kinda explained some of the bloat and the sweet cravings.

This morning I got up and made a super healthy breakfast, but my back was killing me so I ended up laying down most of the morning. I just feel so achy and tired.

And I'm still not going to the bathroom.

So now is the time to get honest... I'm not making the best food choices and I'm not tracking like I need to. And I think it's catching up with me. No matter how much exercise I'm doing, if my food isn't great I'm still gonna feel like crap.

So right now I'm meal prepping for next week. I've got chicken taco soup in the crockpot. I've already made kale salad and have watermelon chopped up. Hopefully my protein powder order will be in tomorrow so I can start incorporating smoothies again. 

Something's gotta give. I can't keep BS'ing around. I've been stuck for too long. It's time to get out of the 260's for good!