After a few days of avoiding soy my congested throat doesn’t feel so congested anymore. That’s a really nice thing! I even was able to enjoy a tuna sandwich with vegan mayo. It had soy in it but the ingredient was labelled Non-GMO. A quick google search revealed that something which is identified as Non-GMO means the food product has not been genectically manipulated in any fashion. Curiously, my “allergic reaction” was significantly less than it has been with real mayo/salad dressing. I plan on taking a trip through the organic aisle one more time to see if I can hunt down a mayo substitute that doesn’t have any soy at all. It may be a fruitless search though.
Unfortunately, due to all these digestive problems and food issues, I’ve lost a few pounds. Those who know me, know that is not good. Even one or two pounds makes a significant difference on my tiny frame. I’ve lost four. I’m not sure how I’ll get them back on, though I am sure if I exercised that would help. One more thing to add to the list.
I’m forcing myself to take all this slowly. I know if I run out of the gate at a head-long rush, I’ll lose momentum. I can’t afford to do that with this. So, slow and steady it will be. First I need to address the food allergies. I’ll address formalized exercise later. In the interim, I make sure to park at the far end of the parking lot when shopping, walk at a quick pace, run up and down the stairs, etc. For now that will suffice.
I’ve also noticed that when ingesting drinks or other food items that have high fructose corn syrup, the stomach and throat aren’t happy. Not nearly as bad as with peanuts, soy and almonds…but…this will be one more additive to remove from the diet.
Now that I’m reading labels, it is shocking all the crap that is in food. No wonder so many people are developing food allergies! We’re eating all processed crap and not natural food. Uh oh! I’m starting to sound like a reformed smoker who tells everyone the hazards of smoking! LOL!
My classes continue to go very well. My history professor gave me ‘good point’ and ‘good job’ on my most recent paper. His comments mean more to me that the grade (well…kinda!) It always is a nice feeling when your professor tells you that you’ve done a good job and have effectively summarized the topic at hand. Woot!
I’m registered for Summer classes. Now to look at the Fall. A foreign language is a definite. I’ve chickened out on Russian. Now is not the time to take a class that would be a major bear. I’m going to skate with Spanish and plan on taking Greek AFTER the degree is attained!
Holy Unction was a wonderful blessing. I do enjoy the Gospel readings though am not sure how they fit into healing. I’ll have to re-read them and think about it all more. I brought some holy oil home so that I might anoint Mom and Dad when I see them. And perhaps DS if he’ll let me.