Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Half way through January and I'm adjusting my diet already!

I am still working on being healthier and losing weight. But my efforts have made put me in pain. I started drinking coffee a few weeks ago. I've never really liked the taste of coffee, so I am mixing it with (sugar-free) hot cocoa mix. I've also increased my fiber intake and had several servings of vegetable soup last week. I started feeling very bloated and in pain right below where my ribs come together. I thought maybe it was the soup so I stopped eating it, but I was still hurting. My new diet seemed to give me a case of acute gastritis. On Sunday I started eating a very bland diet and cut out raisins and coffee and other foods I thought might be affecting me. I felt much better yesterday and today I've had no pain at all. I was craving coffee, but had some chai tea instead. I've never liked tea, so I will have to get used to this. I do love Oregon Chai brand chai tea, but that is really more like liquid dessert, and it's decaf. I got Tazo Black Chai Tea bags. I'll get used to it!

I am continuing to walk each day, although I only did a long distance once over the weekend. My pants are loosening up a little, so I know my efforts are paying off!

Diana is a crafty creative Midwestern work from home mama of 3. She enjoys playing with PhotoShop Elements, sewing & crafting, creating fun for family & friends, camping, and reading. She is the owner & operator of Custom Blog Designs.

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2 comments :

  1. I have never been a hot tea drinker either but I have recently started! I, like you, will get used to it!! LOL! Hope you are feeling much better!

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  2. Good for you, Diana!! It's so easy after just a couple of weeks just to throw in the towel completely, so the fact that you're trying to find what works for your own body says to me---DETERMINATION! :) You Go Girl!

    Hugs,
    Abby

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