When I changed the domain name of our food blog from dietmotivator.blogspot.com to www.sexynomnom.com, it was also around that time that I started exhibiting symptoms of GERD or Gastroesophageal reflux disease. It may have been triggered by all those buffet meals (breakfast buffets, lunch buffets, dinner buffets) we had at Misibis Bay in October made worse by drinking lots of coffee every single day for so many years now, eating lots of chocolates and ice cream, sleeping right after eating, or days when I don't eat at all then I suddenly eat a mountain of food in one go, and a whole month (or had it been months? I can't recall anymore) of not sleeping well. In short, I was not taking care of myself, coupled with stress from work and problems at the home front.
I didn't realize these things then. I figured, I just needed to sleep 8 hours a day again and eat at least three complete and healthy meals a day. Anyway, I went to the doctor today and the gastro specialist said that all my symptoms point to GERD but I do have to know whether I'm pregnant or not so I can take the right medication (Yikes!).
Anyway, before I deal with a whole new diet of sorts, I want to remember those days in Misibis Bay where my hubby and I may not have only conceived a baby, but where we had a lot of scrumptious buffet meals. They were so delicious that my hubby actually couldn't say no to them. Unfortunately, on our last night, he had a bad acid reflux which kept us both awake all night. That was also the time when I started having this bad heart burn and it never went away since then. I actually sleep every night with a heavy feeling in my chest and wake up feeling anxious and panicky because I know I will feel the pain all over again. It's triggering my depression and making me feel sad all the time. Moderation (in everything) is really the key to happy eating. Tsk, tsk.
Now that I reviewed the photos of the food we had, it's really no wonder why too much of a good thing can be bad for you. Tsk, tsk. I should have been more cautious of what I was eating. But how can I resist? Take a look...
To think I actually skipped two buffet meals the whole time we were in Misibis Bay. Plus, I eat a ton of vegetables every day. I also stopped drinking Vita Plus. I should contact my upline tonight and order some more. But now I know it's not enough. I should've said no to all those jobs and slept more. Now, I'm suffering the consequences. I can no longer eat all these foods you see here. It's time for a brand new set of diet plan. In a way, it's a good thing. I finally have the proper motivation to trim down and rest more. I'll share my creative meal plans with you in the coming days. Just because I have GERD doesn't mean I can't enjoy my meals. Bon appetit!