When they say that Chicago is "The Windy City," I didn't realize they based the nickname off of my musically-inclined colon. I guess I should be honored that my city thought so highly of me in that regards, but embarrassment sort of trumps any sense of pride. :-)
Yes, children, today's forecast was 100% chance of rumbling thunderstorms. Take cover in the form of gas masks, scented candles, aerosol room spray, and ear plugs. Even Bean-O would be powerless against this windstorm. I think I even freaked my dog out, for he spent most of the day underneath the kitchen table, quivering in fear, both paws over his snout. My cat was no where to be seen, taking refuse in the farthest corner of my apartment, burying his head deep into the corner of the wall. I don't blame them...I wish I could have escaped from myself!
I tried adding in celery to my banana smoothies today. I felt I needed the nutrients from some kind of green, and celery is supposed to be easiest to digest. Maybe for the "normal" gut it is, but as for mine...not so much. It wasn't so much the gas, but the cramps and flatus with leakage of mucus and blood/stool was worrisome. I haven't had that issue since starting LFRV. It was a daily occurrence on my previous ACD, so I was dismayed when it returned.
It either means one or a few things:
-I am reacting to the bananas: Bananas = high phosphorus, tyramines, or some other issue with the banana. An old ALCAT test (not too reliable) said bananas were a moderate intolerance (orange category). But an IgA/E/ test did not show any issues. I guess it's best to rely on my gut....but is my gut telling me it is a reaction or a detox?
-I am detoxing: Mucus could be a sign of cleansing, same with gas, bloat, cramps...but it can also be the sign of a food reaction and/or inflammation
-Adding the celery was a stupid idea: irritating to the gut due to the insoluble fiber (despite it being Vita-Mixed)
-My body just sucks
-Aliens abducted me at night and implanted a Whoopie Cushion (or several) in my body. Funny, funny aliens. Glad that life on other planets have a sense of humor.
The Comcast guy came over today to upgrade my internet and I think I scared him too. He pretended like he didn't notice, but come ON! Even deaf people could hear my @ss blasts from miles away! And I couldn't blame it on the dog either, for Simon was right next to him and I was at the other side of the room, so he could tell where the butt burps were coming from. I have never clenched my cheeks so hard before in my life (and it's hard to clench when you have no butt), but that didn't prevent the power of the rectal roars from announcing their welcome to this computer-savvy technician. Good thing he wasn't hot, lol.
It does seem that whenever I have eaten bananas, that I tend to get more gassy/bloated/crampy than with any other fruit. Fruit still makes me a Farty-Marty, but not quite like Bananas do. Anyone else have these issues with bananas?
It seems like everyone doing BI heals up quick... but i'm suffering badly!
My GI system is WORSE:
-difficult stools (it took nearly an hour this morning)
-TONS of gas with mucus and bloating (I think I scared away the internet guy today, lol)
-bad skin--cysts on my face...very attractive
and many others
Should I switch to date island or grape island or some other island.....or just keep chugging along and hope things get better? I'm really craving juicy fruits like grapes, watermelon, and oranges. I also miss my green juices. I'm really getting sick of bananas. REALLY sick of them. Why isn't my system embracing the BI experience? Why is it revolting? The one day I went completely banana-free was the a fairly good GI day...and the BM the next morning was quick, easy, and better than most days.
Adam X on 30BaD said this about bananas and my situation: "You are likely quite dehydrated from all the protein in your previous diet. And your body may have mineral imbalances due to the high protein/phosphorus content of your previous diet. Some people are also sensitive to the tyramines in bananas. Just stick with the fruits that make you feel good so you stay motivated to continue with the diet."
But I want BI to succeed! I want to achieve the healing from BI that SO many others have! WHY DOES Y BODY REVOLT!? I wish I could do a watermelon island, but I'd be peeing all day long, and I would not get in the cals.
What should I do? I'm really miserable and it's embarrassing and uncomfortable.
I'm definitely NOT going to do celery anymore. IDK if I should give BI more time...or if my body is trying to tell me (via the loud and smelly signals) that this Banana Boat needs to be sunk?
So far, my trip to BI kinda blows....literally.
Today's food (not too exciting):
approx 80g of a frozen banana (I craved something cold pre-workout): 71 cals
Smoothie: 600g banana and 56g celery: 543 cals
Smoothie: 600g banana and 118g celery: 552 cals
Smoothie: 600g banana and 108g celery: 550 cals
Banana Icecream: 430g banana: 382
Carbs: 535g (92)
Pro: 27g (4)
Fat: 8g (3)
Exercise: warmup of 10min elliptical and abs, bi/tri....really lame workout
WHAT DO I EAT TOMORROW? If this keeps up, I'll never be able to leave my house!
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