Thursday, November 10, 2011

Misibis Bay Scrumptious Buffet Meals - Where it all started

When I changed the domain name of our food blog from to, 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!


  1. Hi Miss Jen. We have the same sickness. My doctor told me two months ago that I might have GERD. He gave me a Lansoprazole prescription for 28 days and it worked for me. However, the symptoms keep coming back again because of lack of dicipline (I sleep late at night, drink a lot of sodas and eat tons of chocolates). When I went back to him he gave me the same prescription and signed me up for an endoscopy next month (well that's just to make sure it really is just GERD).
    Anyway, I'm looking forward for your meal plans. :) Have a nice day.

  2. Hi Rebel Chic,

    Thanks for your comment. I really appreciate it. It makes me feel not so alone in this depressing sickness. My doctor gave me proton pump inhibitors and some other drug I can't pronounce. But before I take that, I have to make sure I'm not preggy first so I'll know tomorrow morning.

    Discipline is really the key. I've stopped drinking coffee last month; I've stopped drinking my cocktails (huhuhu) after the Halloween; I ate the last bar of my chocolate last week and basically, I'm eating raw or steamed dark green leafy vegetables, non-citrus fruits, carrots, no sugar, no fatty foods and no to dairy and other milk products. It really is depressing. I'm coming up with meal plans that will taste good but without triggering GERD. Will post it real soon. :)



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