I have talked a few times about my bowel problems. I’ve been having this since July 2010. I went to see the doctor in September 2010 about it, they ran some tests but couldn’t find anything. I was sent home with “it’s probably IBS, try to live with it”. I did but nothing I did worked. There have been periods where I didn’t have (many) symptoms.
And suddenly I had enough of it. I don’t want to live the rest of my life like this (I’m not going to tell you the nasty details but I spent a lot of time in the bathroom). I am slowly gaining weight even in periods when I eat very healthy and exercise. If I do that I normally should lose weight. My stomach is huge, especially at the end of the day. Besides my bowel problems I’m feeling good, I don’t have other health problems.
I decided that I was going to see my doctor again and this time I wouldn’t go home till I have a real diagnosis and help to deal with it. Friday was my appointment and she took me serious. They are going to run some tests. I let them take blood and I had to bring something (you probably know what) in on Monday. They will test on parasites/bacteriums, if my thyroid works normal and if I might have gluten intolerance. The first 2 things can be treated with medication but if I have a gluten intolerance it will mean I have to change my way of eating. I have symptoms that both can point at thyroid problems or gluten intolerance. At this point I’m not jumping into conclusions and wait for the results at my next appointment with my doctor on November 13th.
Beebox content week 45:
Carrots, beets, apple juice, ciabatta bread, white grapes, apples, rocket salad, mushroom mix, onions, parsley, celeriac, pumpkin.
I took a few steps back in my training schedule and the result was that I ran all 3 scheduled runs last week. Sunday was the third run of the week. The weather was good, although a bit windy. This run went great, same as the other 2 last week. So … so far so good when it comes to get back to regular running. Now I have to stick with it.
Distance: 3.5 K / 2.1 miles
Running: 1-2-4-4-5 minutes.
Paces: 6:05 – 6:06 – 6:20 – 6:25 – 6:19
Weather: dry, bit windy, 9C (48 degrees)
Last song on Ipod before finish: Irene Cara – Fame.
Turbofire Stretch, 40 minutes.
A good and nice long stretch workout. I definitely don’t do this often enough. At the beginning I was very stiff but at the end I could feel that my muscles were more flexible. Great workout.
Tuesday: The Firm
Total Body Toner, 34 minutes.
Great total body workout with weights.
Saturday November 2
We went out for dinner to celebrate our anniversary on October 29th. We went to the restaurant in our village where we have been before. The one that’s in the mill. For starters I had risotto with mushrooms and cheese -> delicious!
Main was pork tenderloin with bacon and onions served with fries and overcooked broccoli (which R. likes but I don’t).
Dessert crème brulée with whipped cream. Normally it is served with some ice cream too but I don’t like ice cream that much and asked if they could serve without it.
Sunday November 3
Third time I used pumpkin. The first 2 dishes with pumpkin failed but this time it was perfect. I made a Thai pumpkin soup that was tasty and spicy. The recipe was from one of my cooking magazines and definitely a keeper.
Monday November 4
Since I never cook with beets (and my recipe database is far from complete) I searched for a recipe on the internet and found a dish that included mashed potatoes, beets, bacon, onion and apple. Very tasty dish.
Tuesday November 5
I made a soup of the celeriac and added the mushrooms from the Beebox and some bacon. I liked it a lot, R. not so much.