I think I unlocked morning sickness these past few days, although it’s more like evening sickness. Thursday after Crossfit (prowler pushes!) I felt incredibly gross and like something was caught in my throat, trying to come out, but not nauseated. Friday afternoon I got to a point where I knew I needed to eat lunch, but I just felt so gross, and nothing was appealing. I finally forced myself to eat, which made the gross abate somewhat, only to return when I left work.
Then last night, I made taco salads for dinner (despite feeling gross again and not wanting anything) and everything about the salad was unappealing, except the refried beans and cheese. To the point where I almost-not-quite gagged with each non-refried beans-covered bite. The gross didn’t go away and when I went to bed, I actually lay there for a while wondering if I was going to throw up.
But it’s not nausea! It’s super weird. At least, not any nausea I’ve ever had before. If this really is
morning evening sickness, then it will happen again this afternoon. I’m kind of curious to see if this keeps up.
Food for week 6:
Breakfasts: Greens with grated sweet potato and either eggs or meatballs; yogurt with cinnamon granola and blackberries; strawberries and toast; bananas; a cinnamon roll
Lunch: Salad with guac and steak; melted cheese and tuna sandwich; ham and cheese sandwich; crackers with ham and cheese and butter
Dinners: Salmon and roasted asparagus; homemade burgers with cabbage salad; pork vermicelli; banana split sundae; taco salad
Snacks: Carrots, yogurt and granola, dolmas, apples, oranges, bananas, jerky, KIND bars, and chocolate
Drinks: Water, water with an electrolyte tab, half-caff coffee, decaf green tea, kombucha, and water with lemon juice
Supplements: Vitamin D, fish oil, folate, prenatals, magnesium
I’m trying to drink more water in a hopeful attempt to stave off low blood pressure and that swarming darkness that comes whenever I stand up. Unfortunately, water has suddenly become so boring I don’t want it, so I’ve started adding lemon juice and using electrolyte tabs. Side effect of the electrolyte tabs seems to be better sleep, so at least there’s that. My theory is that my body is working over time trying to create extra blood, so anything that goes into that recipe makes things better.
Huh. Which reminds me. I dreamed about making a chocolate blood cake last night. Three cups flour, half a cup of cocoa powder, three cups blood. I think it’s a sign. A sign that I need chocolate cake. 😉
And lastly, I think I’m having food aversions. A container of brussel sprouts made me recoil physically and feel sick, and some guac on a salad made the bile rise in my throat with each taste. It’s not what I expected, but I don’t know what else it could be. What did food aversions feel like to you?