Monday, October 17, 2005

You can file this under TMI...

I've mentioned before the, um, social unacceptablity of being on NutriSystem: people on the NS support boards refer to this common problem as "NutriToots." Kind of funny, especially when you're offending everyone around you. And if you have the sense of humor of a 6 year old (which I obviously do.)

Dramatic DeathIt's not so funny when the problem escalates with the longer you're on the plan. I did think it was funny at first and took some comfort in reading others' comments that after a while, it eased up and eventually went away. I got some quality alone time--I didn't mind making the cats' eyes water or sending other people running from the room.

Until Saturday night.

Without getting too graphic, let's just say that this side effect grew to epic proportions, which increased to other bodily eruptions that had the cat looking at me like "What the hell did you just do? If I did that you'd be rushing me to the vet!" and had me =this= close to calling the Boy at whatever party he was at and asking him to come home so he could take me to the ER.

I was in a serious amount of pain; hell, having the brain tumor removed hurt less. At the worst point, not only was there pain and eruptions of the explosive kind, but I broke out into a cold sweat, I got that funky tunnel vision that preceeds passing out, and then felt as if I was on fire.

I literally crawled back to bed... I didn't eat any of the NS foods yesterday or today, and aside from being totally wiped out from Saturday night's torture, I feel fine.

Tomorrow I'll eat a few NS things and see what happens...but if what happens is even remotely close to Saturday night, I'm tossing in the towel. I know how to do a low glycemic diet on my own, I was just happy to not have to make the effort to cook and clean up.

The Spouse Thingy is staying on it; he doesn't have the same problem and he can eat whatever food I have left if I wind up having to stop.

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