You know how I’ve mentioned my adoration for peanuts on this here blog?
Well, I’ve learned they are one of the culprits contributing to my poor tummy upset. Curse you peanuts! Seriously, how could something so wonderful hurt so much?!
And you know what else I’ve recently learned can be added to this list? Copious amounts of avocado – WHY STOMACH GODS, WHY?!
I hate it when foods stab me in the back…
With regards to peanuts, I really noticed a problem as I was inhaling the honey roasted bad boys. Man, are they tasty. My stomach was hurting a lot after I would eat them. It took me entirely too long to put two and two together and then I was in denial. I’m fairly certain regular peanuts are part of this deal, too, although it could be the sheer quantity of them I was eating. I haven’t had any peanuts in their natural state in about 2 (3?) weeks so at least I’m learning my lesson. Thankfully, I can eat a piece of peanut butter toast on Saturday and Sunday mornings and survive to tell the tale.
Silver lining? My night snacking has decreased. Always a positive.
Last week, I made the most delicious dinner. Pork chops on my grill pan after marinating in Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ sauce overnight. I paired this with some salad with some avocado. Oh my goodness – it was heavenly. I’m not even sure why I bought the avocado in the first place but it was such a good decision. I put 1/2 of it on my salad that night and was simply TOO full when I finished scarfing down my dinner. The next night, I eagerly anticipated my meal and only added a 1/4 of the avocado and wasn’t bursting at the seams anymore so this was better.
Thursday, I went home sick. My stomach was completely unhappy – I was so queasy. That night, I knew a pork chop wouldn’t settle so I chose a scrambled egg, baked potato and you guessed it, the other 1/4 of the avocado. Again, deliciousness.
It didn’t dawn on me that perhaps the avocado was a culprit with regards to my bloated, painful belly until Friday. Nevertheless, I had some again with my pork chop dinner (yes, I love leftovers!). Saturday morning, I finally looked it up on the FODMAP diet and I was over the suggested amount. Like MILES past it! I purchased two more avocados Wednesday and it felt so wasteful so I ate some again on Saturday and Sunday. I still have 1/2 of one left and I’m hemming & hawing about finishing the last part tonight. In all reality, it’s silly to even be considering it since I don’t feel so great. But those weird green puppies make me anticipate my dinner, like whoa.
I know I don’t have to swear off of avocados completely but perhaps I should not scarf them down for days at a time. Look at me making adult decisions! And it might be nice to have my tummy return to a non-bloated state.
Another adult decision I made was to give up on the RW run streak. I officially started last Saturday and by this past Saturday my ankle was hurting even more and my knee suddenly decided to join the party. I don’t typically have knee problems so I iced it but it still felt wonky. Oh and some random shin pain in my opposite leg. I really liked the idea of streaking (I know – lame joke), however, I don’t think it’s for me at my current fitness level. Or maybe just in general. The motivation was nice though – there was a “gotta get out and do this” mentality that I haven’t experienced in some time. I’m kind of hoping I can continue to tap into this reserve that I didn’t even know still existed.
Made it through another Monday – winner, winner, chicken dinner!