Just got back from getting my allergies tested. Even though I know I have issues with them, I have never bothered to be formally tested before. I just figured I'd stay away from cats and cow's milk and I'd be okay.
I'm a mess.
I'm allergic to feathers. Good-bye my wonderful down comforter and my even more wonderful down coat. Although, I don't know if I'm going to get rid of the coat. It's too warm, and did the allergy tester not notice where I live?
I'm allergic to gasoline, exhaust, and diesel fumes. I guess Joel gets to fill up the car from now on. Actually, I hate doing it because I usually get a wonderful migraine shortly afterward. Now I know why.
I'm allergic to perfume?????? NO! I rather like my perfume. But I'll not wear it for a couple weeks and see if I feel better.
Mold, cats, grass, pollen....all unsurprising.
Then there's the foods.
Cow's milk. Cheese. Yogurt. Eggs. Corn. Wheat. Soy. Additives and preservatives. Mushrooms. Citrus. Pineapple. Lactose. Sugar. Caffeine. CHOCOLATE.
And some other stuff that I can't remember right now.
I haven't felt good for years. I knew it had to do with my diet, so I've now been off sugar for a few months. But I am still not feeling good enough. Which is why I decided to do this. I'm glad to know because, after all, knowing is half the battle.
I'm just a little worried about what I actually CAN eat. Wheat, corn and soy? They're in nearly everything on the face of the earth.
The bright side? I now have absolutely no excuse for not losing weight. Since I can't eat anything, the weight is sure to come off.