Saturday, June 12, 2010


Have you ever craved something and you just had to have it? I am constantly craving things. Cake icing, olives, water chestnuts or Chik-fil-A waffle fries with extra salt and ketchup. There is no rhyme or reason to my cravings but I do occasionally give in to them.

Since lunch no longer agrees with me, I have started eating a snack in place of lunch. Wednesday afternoon I started craving Chik-fil-A waffle fries. It is very, very rare for me to eat fast food. It is not worth going down and feeling horrible over. However, we just got a new Chik-fil-A, I was craving fries, I wanted salt; it just wasn’t a good combination. My mom told me not to do it but did I listen, NO. When we got to Chik-fil-A, I consumed an order of waffle fries and four chicken nuggets. Hello…. I can’t digest chicken!!! That was the dumbest thing I have done in a long time. We had to go to Wal-Mart after. I am standing in the book aisle fanning myself. I feel like I have a rock in my stomach and I am trying not to throw up. All of this to satisfy a craving. The sad part is, is that I’ll most likely do it again with a different food.

On Tuesday my GI doctor called me. For the past five weekends, give or take, I’ve been living it up in the bathroom. Every Saturday I get to drink at least 3/4ths of a bottle of magnesium citrate. The purpose of this is to push all of the food left in my stomach and intestines on through. In the beginning it took about three to four hours to work. Last week, it took around ten hours. The bad part about taking this stuff is when you take it; you’re home for a while if you know what I mean. Whenever I spoke with him, he said I have to keep “cleaning out” for at least four more weeks. As for not digesting well, it comes with the territory.

As for the chicken and fries, I’m still feeling the repercussions. The magnesium citrate this morning was a killer. Between the bloating for the mag citrate and the nausea from the meal, this has defiantly been the worst clean out weekend I’ve had. Next weekend I get a break and I can’t wait. I’m going to Cedar Point and I’m going bungee jumping!!

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