So I've been very MIA all week and it's because I've had food poisoning. No fun! I'm still not exactly sure what did me in but I can take a few guesses.
It all started on Monday night when I had leftover chicken and Brussels sprouts for dinner. After I had the brussel sprouts, my stomach started hurting but I thought it was just because they weren't heated up enough. I also had some lettuce with the chicken so that might have made my stomach funny.
On Tuesday was when I decided to do the mini elimination diet: no dairy or eggs but add oatmeal for breakfast. I packed peanut butter to eat with my oatmeal at work.
I got to work and had oatmeal, peanut butter, a bit of yogurt (which was one day away from expiration) and a double coffee espresso drink which has been in my fridge for a while.
As soon as I started eating, I got horrible stomach cramps and thought it was just an upset stomach. I had to teach a workshop so I went and the cramps were getting worse. Eventually I got very sick right after teaching and decided to head back to the office and go home
The commute home was pretty bad because I still felt sick. When I got home I talked to my mom a bit and she said to make sure to rest and drink fluids. I slept most of the afternoon and evening (sleep 1.5 hours, up for an 2 hours and repeated it until I went to bed at 12) and could only keep down water and 1 banana.
I slept decent on weds and stayed home because I was too weak to walk anywhere from not eating for almost 24 hours. I got a bit more food down but rested most of the day.
Thursday I felt better but didn't want to risk it at work. I ate 2 full meals that day and after each one had stomach cramps for a few hours. I thought I was in the clear until I woke up in the middle of the night thinking I was going to get sick and being miserable most of the night.
So here I am Friday morning debating going to work. I'm super nauseous again and it looks like my body is not ready for real food yet. I'm worried if I go to work, I will really regret it or get sick on the train or bus over there. However I feel bad since I've been out of the office since Tuesday. I don't have much going on but do have a project I can work on at home (how to use excel on a Mac! Woohoo 10 hours of training!).
So I think I'm going to stay home one more day. I really don't want to risk it. But this food poisoning is crazy! I've never had it and don't plan on having it again.
Now on to what caused it: was it the lettuce or brussel sprouts from Monday? Or was it the coffee drink or the peanut butter or yogurt from Tuesday? Or was it a combo?
I may never know but idk if I will be ever be able to eat peanut butter again :(
And to make it all worse, I can't run :( I can do a lot of yoga and stretching but no running and very little weights. I've lost weight from not really eating more than working out and I really hope I can get some workouts in this weekend.
Have you ever had food poisoning? Is there something you don't eat anymore because of it?