Typically once meds are on the scene it takes 3 days to get back to some normalcy. This has taken me over a week now and the meds have been a stomach lining ripping, gut churning, diarrhea spraying ( sorry that one may have been TMI) nightmare.
I am happy to say the gout, swelling, and gut pains are nearing conclusion and I am hoping for a solid week back at the workouts.
But after my last post and some further research I kept coming back to this idea of moving to a vegetarian diet.
Those of you that know me, commence the eye rolling and chirps now haha.
But when you look at all the things that are recommended Not to eat for those that suffer with gout, meat - fish - poultry products are usually listed somewhere. So with that in mind, I decided to give the vegetarian thing a try.
I am six days in with no meat, poultry or pork. I have def been challenged already with getting on board with quinoa. Apparently no good vegetarian can survive without the stuff haha.
And cutting up pork chops for the kids the other night without eating the crispy parts they do not like was not quite torture, but def hard to get my focus back on my curried quinoa and vegetable extravaganza that I was having.
I am going to try this for 2 solid weeks and see how I feel about it, if this is something I can commit to long term.
It is really requiring my menu planing for home to be a bit more weeklong thinking, instead of just buying ingredients, and relying on staples that I have always made.
I did get to spend most of saturday in the kitchen this week making some things for the week. And I say with zero sarcasm that my white bean burgers that I have made are the freaking bomb. I froze them immediately so I didnt eat them all.
In terms of work outs last week:
Monday: light gout
Tuesday: Swim with moderate gout
Wednesday: Full on gout
Thursday: finally got some meds
Friday: no sleep the night before because in the loo all night
Saturday: better but still swollen
Sunday: almost back to normal
So at the end of the day, not sure how long this vegetarian thing will go, I am always just a donair away from going right back i suppose, I am trying to keep in the front of my mind the feeling of the gout pain I just experienced though to remind myself why I want to give this a try for a while, right now its Day 6, and I am focused on just getting through today.
So obviously no #cigarSunday again this week, so we are now in week 4 of no #cigarSunday *sigh* but I can feel the motivation taking a huge leap forward because I have signed up for a Cigar of the Month Club which will begin shipping me cigars next month!
So pumped, and can not wait to get my first shipment.
So stay tuned for that!
Sean "BigBoyRunning" Ryan