Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Coming Clean

It has been way too long, I know. Some of you may have even given up on me. I wouldn't blame you one bit...

In one of my last posts, I mentioned that we had some family stuff going on and that I started working on a project that takes me out of the office 3 days per week. That has only been part of the story...the rest is that I'M PREGNANT! Our due date is July 4th (fun, huh?). We are incredibly excited, but it's taken a lot out of me - some days, I haven't been able to get off the couch. Whoever called it morning sickness was lying I've decided. The nausea has been incredible and it usually lasts all day long. I have found that sea sickness bands help stop the gagging so that I can actually get food down. I can't remember the last time I was hungry.

I haven't cooked anything since early November and have only done the grocery shopping a couple of times. (My poor husband!). I have lost all interest in food. As you can imagine, this makes many parts of my work difficult - blogging, meal planning... Oye. I was able to do about a month of the rotation diet before the symptoms set in. It's been impossible ever since due to a million food aversions that I'm coming across and my inability to do any food prep. I spoke with the Queen of Rotation herself, Nicolette Dumke, and she advised that I just rotate grains. Easy enough, because I don't want any grains anyway. It's fascinating me, actually.

I find that the nausea increases rapidly if I wait too long to eat, but when I do eat, I don't feel well afterwards. They say that your digestive track goes through a multitude of changes. I know that I cannot digest lactose at all, and there have got to be other things...but it feels like it's everything - just like it did before I figured out that I have celiac disease (I became afraid to eat for fear of feeling sick and lost 20+ pounds overnight). It's back to a food diary and symptom tracking for me!

There have been some signs that I will start to come around to my old self - after losing 8 pounds, I haven't lost any weight this week, which means I must be eating more. I also don't need to nap as much as I had been. I can't wait to get back into the swing of things - blogging and publishing away! Thanks for hanging in there with me! I'll be in touch soon!