My favorite emoticon is very appropriate right now:
Woke up to snow . I had to cancel the chiropractor appointment I'd made for Boyfriend because there's no way he's crutching to the train station in this. I'll pay the cancellation fee, if there is one, because I should've put 2 and 2 together (snow was on the forecast when I made the appointment). The snow stopped a little while ago. I think we got about 3" of fluffy wet stuff at the apartment, maybe a bit less at work. I love how it looks, clinging to the trees.
Outside, at work. It's been fun watching the seasons change at this little swampy area.
Last night, I felt worn out again and barely ate. I had some rice pudding (rice, coconut milk, tiny splash of maple syrup, carob powder) and the rest of the cheese (probably 3 oz). I cooked up some chicken thighs, re-heated them with some rice & frozen green beans for Boyfriend when he got home around 9:30. I grabbed my portion of the thighs for lunch today. I brought the list of foods that are okay to eat before the SIBO test with me so I can run out to the grocery store for some fruit or something. Turns out, it's not really FODMAPs, but it's close. If I could think of an easy way to share a PDF with you guys, I'd upload it so you could help me figure out what to eat . Yeah, so being drained last night meant no grocery shopping. Still hoping to do that tonight. Boyfriend wants snacks. I might try to find the least offensive potato chips that Trader Joe's or Whole Foods has to offer for him. He likes SAD-snacks. These will be snacks for work. Any ideas?
I started to feel a bit depressed last night and it's lingering today. I feel easily irritated with things that are coming up unexpectedly at work. I wonder if I need to decrease the 5-HTP after increasing the Inositol. Too much serotonin can have the same symptoms as too little. I'll knock it back to 150 mg tonight. I was pretty tired this morning and had some crazy dreams last night (unpleasant ones ), so I do think it's the 5-HTP.
I shifted my Inositol to take 2 tsp this morning. I'll take 1 tsp tonight. I think I might take the full dose in the AM because that seemed to work pretty well. If it seems too effective, I'll start reducing the Vitamin C dose (still 1000mg every 4 hrs) first.
Okay, here's the food list, edited for things I'll actually eat =P.
Pre SIBO test:
Okay foods: any kind of meat, aged cheeses, bell peppers, radishes, cucumber, celery, juices (not blended), sherbet (with no cream), salad and cooking oils, alcohol (wtf?), tea
"Eat sparingly": White rice, rice milk, avocado, mushroom, onion, parsley, asparagus, cauliflower, cilantro, yellow squash, cantaloupe, melon (honeydew, water), grapes, grapefruit
Don't eat: Beans/legumes/whole wheat/corn/brown rice/pasta, broccoli, yams, potatoes of any kind, green beans, dark green leafy veg, brussel sprouts, carrots, winter squash, zucchini, dried fruits, bananas, coconut (oops), bananas, basically all other fruit I haven't listed, dairy, nuts, seeds.
The meal samples look pretty lame, aside from breakfast (omelette with green pepper, mushrooms, onions & parmesan). I don't know what I'm going to do to boost lunch today (maybe get some pre-cut melon and have no more than 1/2 a cup?). Maybe dinner veg for tonight and tomorrow (for me) will be bell peppers and a small onion, along with whatever meat & some white rice. The snack suggestion is popcorn with margarine or oil =\.