Happy November!

Happy Diabetes and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Awareness Month! Or as I like to call it, Happy Ashley’s Awesome Body Likes Chronic Diseases Month.

Not much to say, but I feel I should kick off the month with SOMETHING to say.

This weekend was BAD: bad food, bad choices, bad sugars, bad pain and bad exhaustion.

Friday started it. I was really sticking to the SCD eating regimen and loving it. I wasn’t feeling like I was missing out on a thing. Well, Peet’s sugar cookies maybe, but it really didn’t bug me. My dad has been telling me all week he’s a stress eater so he was constantly hungry (as of today his company no longer exists). I’ve been helping out in the office through the transition, since I moved from Idaho. We took an afternoon walk. And that’s when he bought me the damn cookie (the cookie mentioned in my last post). THEN we had burgers and fries for dinner before our movie, It’s Kind of A Funny Story – it was pretty good.

Saturday…it started pretty well. But then came the deli sandwich…in reality I had known I’d fold and get the sandwich at some point because I had a coupon for a free one, so I figured I’d just keep on eating SCD illegal foods while I was having an off day to begin with. We bought our Halloween candy at Target that afternoon…and THAT was tough. I’ve eaten WAY more than I should have, both Saturday and Sunday. AND I also managed to lose my pump clip somewhere between Whole Foods, lunch and Lucky (grocery store for tooth floss). Which is really annoying when I’m not wearing jeans.

We ran errands all day Saturday and I guess it wore me out! I slept nearly 14 hours!!! I went to bed pretty late…but getting up at 2:30P is WAY late. So, I wasn’t terribly productive. I started with SCD pumpkin pancakes. Then I made some SCD cashew bread…I think I’ll try almond next time…cashews are too fatty.

My stomach bugged me off and on all day on Sunday. But hopefully, and really I do hope and plan to, stick with the SCD legal foods all day Monday. When I stick with it my sugars are level and my tummy doesn’t feel quite so terrible. I’d really like to not feel sick at all, but that seems to be asking a bit much. PLUS, I need to know what to report back to my doctor on Tuesday…it would help if I were eating “normally”.

Also, my neck is KILLING me. It hurts to move. You know when your muscles hurt as you’re getting sick or if you have a bad cold or the flu? Yes, it’s THAT feeling.

Even more ridiculous than sleeping 14 hours…I was actually tired on Sunday night! By 11:30 I was half asleep. If you do the math I was awake for 9 hours. There has to be something off about that! I mean, really? I think you’re supposed to sleep MAYBE 9 hours and be awake the rest, not the other way around! Because I’d like to be “healthy” and feel at least a little bit normal, I’m trying to listen to my body. Sleep when it says sleep, eat when it wants to eat, etc. But, I don’t know how much I’ll be able to do being awake for that amount of time and tired for most of that!

I hope my eating will maybe help that too?


About smashleeca

I am a lot of things...a Californian, a T1 diabetic, a Crohn's pt, a daughter, friend, former athlete, forever student, blogger, worker, and most of all life-embracer. That sounds corny...but I'll leave it. I'm just your average 24 y/o girl with a story to tell. View all posts by smashleeca

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