Today I went back to the holistic chiropractor, aka Voodoo Doctor. As you may recall, this is the same man that told me that my stomach hurt because I was sensitive to all the foods that I like to eat.
My stomach was killing me and I was sure it was not because I was eating anything off my diet. In fact, I went all the way through the Christmas/New Year holiday with only having two days where I cheated. It seems that I have a weakness for cheese and crackers. Oh, and YumYum salad. I only ate three Christmas cookies.
So I went to the doctor and told him that I thought he might be mistaken. I think my exact words were along the lines of, "I have followed your plan and my stomach still hurts. I am not happy. I think you are wrong." He had me stand on one leg and tried to push me over. On one side it took one finger, on the other he couldn't do it. It turns out that my problem is really a weak abdominal muscle. It starts at my rib and goes around my side and hip and down my leg, all the places that I have been complaining have hurt me for years. He worked some voodoo magic and it stopped hurting.
I am not totally discounting the food sensitivities as I feel better in general, but I think I am going to allow milk back into my diet so I can eat cereal again. Oh how I have missed cereal. It has been calling to me every time I pour a bowl for Ryan. I think I missed it more than I missed soda.
I also like that I managed to lose 10 pounds since Thanksgiving. I have lost most of the muffin top that used to hang over my pants. That is a good thing indeed.