When I was a little girl, I can remember when an older person would make the comment, ‘’I can’t eat that anymore, it’s too rich and doesn’t agree with me’’. I remember pondering over that and wondering why anyone would think that about food. Just what was ‘’rich’’ food anyways? Didn’t make sense to me until now. Now, when I am 57 years old.
I am so sick. UGH. Christmas foods have torn up my entire digestive system.
Good Things About this year’s Christmas Foods:
- I did not bake cookies or desserts.
- I did not make side dishes.
- I did not crave any whisky after the bottle was opened. A first.
- We chose small packages of sweets and treats and kept to one serving.
- We did not eat seconds of anything at a meal.
Not Good Things About this year’s Christmas foods:
- Husband felt ill from the sweets.
- I felt ill from the grains.
- Foods we use to love hurt us physically.
Husband and I had a long talk this morning. It was not very easy to admit defeat for either of us. Husband felt he ate too many sweets (he had bought wine gums and liquorice) I was in major gastric distress this morning as the grains that I cannot digest built up to the critical point and exploded. Both of us knew this would be the potential consequence and thoroughly believed that moderation was the key. This year, we did not succumb to debauchery, bingeing or over eating. Yet, the very nature of the foods chosen with care all conspired against us, and our bodies are suffering today as though we had been on a bender. Aging is the pits.
We both said in eerie harmony:
‘’I can’t eat that anymore, it’s too rich and doesn’t agree with me’’.
Has this not happened in some form or fashion, every single year? Have we not all made loads of promises to never eat what we know will not agree with us ever again? I am admitted angry at our deliberate restraint this year and had the same exact result as though there had been no restraint. This meant dealing with aging issues when we are not wanting to. I am angry I need to have these thoughts of negativity so soon after Christmas. I am feeling sick, angry, frustrated and urgently feel the need to get back my wellbeing.
I really hate this.