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Health, Sanity, and Summer Quarter

20 Jun

I had some serious stress-dreams the past few nights. Like realizing it was finals week and I had forgotten to attend a class. Or that I missed the first day of school because it was actually Monday instead of Tuesday.

So I was pretty happy to start class today, maybe my brain can stress out about something else.

But, after the first day, I’m starting to feel stressed about all we’re supposed to accomplish this quarter.

And the food journal thing? I understand it, I feel like it’s useful, but personally, I’m really tired of focusing on my food.

You see, three years ago I got really sick.

Really, really sick. Couldn’t eat anything. Tired all the time. Painful stomach cramps. Tests were run. Ultrasounds of my spleen, x-rays of my digestive tract… My doctor couldn’t figure out what it was. I asked if it could be a food allergy or sensitivity, she scoffed. I decided to test it myself. And so I started a food log, and began experiementing. I took myself off dairy, and felt the same. I took myself off wheat and gluten, and immediately felt better. Immediately, as in, the next day. And the next day, even better. And so on.

I don’t go to that doctor anymore.

And I don’t eat wheat or gluten anymore. It’s tough, but I love to cook and try new things so I have fun with it. I’m also, in general, a lot healthier than when I ate gluten, because I tend to eat mostly “whole foods” like fruits and vegetables, and rarely eat anything processed.

But honestly, I’m constantly thinking about what I eat, and a large part of me doesn’t want to spend more time thinking about it and writing it all down. And then we’re supposed to come up with a way to improve it? I hope, at the end of this week, I can look at my food journal and clearly see something that can be improved, but honestly, I’m not sure.

We’ll see!

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