What the Food?!

I had some GAPS set backs this week. First, on Wednesday I stopped at my favorite small town salad cafe. I knew I couldn’t have the dressing that comes with my usual salad because of the soy oil so I was excited to be offered one with grape seed oil.  It was so good! I woke up the next morning with the large start of a pimple…the big kind that I haven’t had since I started GAPS. What the heck??? I picked up a salad for my dinner tonight…without dressing. I asked what the rest of the ingredients were in the dressing and there was sugar. So my so called “peri menopausal” chin that I have had for the last couple of years was really caused from sugar???

This morning I woke up with the gland under my chin swollen. Was there something in the bulk sausage that I used to make patties for dinner last night? Or could it be the dressing from the salads I picked up from the vault restaurant Thursday night? I had one for dinner Thursday and one for lunch Friday. I forgot that I am not supposed to have balsamic vinegar and I forgot about the sugar in that dressing. So which caused the gland to swell? This is so ridiculous! I can’t even….

Now that I had the chin gland refresher…this isn’t the first time I had this reaction. I just hadn’t made the food connection until today. So how long has this really been going on??? A year….two? I have no idea.

I scheduled an appointment with a naturopath but I can’t get in until the end of March. I think I am just going to call my doctor on Monday and make an appointment. I can’t narrow this down anymore by myself, I need help.

On a happier food note…since I know I can eat Gouda cheese without a reaction, I picked this up from Sam’s club today.

This….is the best Gouda I have ever eaten!  Definitely my best food purchase this week.

I had another strange dream last night. This one I can’t remember but I did write two words on my notepad in the middle of the night. Stone people. Strange…I know. I think it might be related to the dream I had last week about being in the earth and the wall of labradorite. I could be wrong? I did google stone people and found some Native American myths but basically it’s rocks/crystals.

That prompted a stop at my local witch store. I was in the crystal room talking to the young girl that works there about my recent dreams. When I told her about last weeks dream she immediately said “Gnomes. Gnomes are earth spirits”  It made complete sense after she said it. Why didn’t I think of that. She had to take a phone call so the owner took her spot. When I asked her about stone people she mentioned Inukshuk from the Inuit. I did look that up and while it’s interesting…it didn’t feel right. So I really don’t know what it could mean? While I was in the crystal room this guy caught my attention…..

It’s a Que Sera crystal. It has some interesting properties but that’s not why I bought it. I bought it because it spoke to me…not literally…you know what I mean. There was a hag stone that also called to me and I picked up another piece of labradorite because I can never have too much of that one.

I didn’t get much accomplished today. My food setback took all the wind out of my sails…..Zia

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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