... one step into the bathroom... Beware, vomiting story below!
After the successful potluck night, I've had a bad couple of days. Sunday night I tried something from stage 3 of my program, listed as a viable option "on the go" - I ordered a small chili from Wendy's for my dinner, since we'd been out shopping our socks off all day. When I got home, I took three, maybe four small spoonfuls ... and regretted it almost instantly. My stomach felt terrible, like - genuinely really terrible. I tried to sit with it for about half an hour to see if it would pass, then tried to throw up. But, I didn't manage to get all of it out... took another hour and another trip to the bathroom for that. After throwing up I felt a lot better, tried to get some water into me and then some liquid tylenol, and went to bed.
Monday I woke up and felt much better, so I started with an old favorite - two chicken meatballs! I've successfully eaten these several times, but yesterday was not one of those times. I had the exact same reaction as I did to the chili, only it lasted most of the day because I wasn't able to throw them up very easily. Two trips to the bathroom later, my stomach muscles were sore, and my pouch was empty, but it still felt terrible. I had Leah pick me up some sugar free popsicles on her way home from work, and one of them was dinner. I did feel like it calmed my stomach a little. I was able to drink some water before bed, but in all, Monday was a wash for both protein and fluids.
Today I'm feeling better, but being super careful. I've retreated back to stage 2 for the day - greek yogurt, popsicles, super soft cheese. So far so good!
Mainly I'm posting this to keep an accurate record - showing that this journey is all about hills and valleys when you start out. The weight loss is awesome, but so far, eating is always an adventure!