Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Anniversary to us!

It’s been a year. I have a hard time believing it’s been a year, but it really has. I’m not going to lie to you and say I didn’t eat any gluten or any dairy or whatever this year, but I would still say I have successfully cut those items out of my diet. And I really don’t want to add them back in. Occasionally I have decided I am willing to take the consequences – I had some cheesecake on my birthday (but I didn’t eat the crust), but for the most part, I usually decide feeling like junk just isn’t worth it.

I can think of three times in my life where I can draw a clearly defined line in sand saying my life changed at this time. The first was when I transferred schools between my freshman and sophomore year of college. The second was when I divorced and moved into my first apartment with my daughter and the last is when I was diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome. The changing of my diet was probably the biggest action item of that last major life change.

I’m doing the Ultimate Reset again. Although I’ve stayed true to my new style of eating for the last several months, I’ve also found new gluten-free, vegan foods and some of them are not the best for me so it was time to reset again. I’m on day five right now – I haven’t weighed myself or taken measurements, but it hasn’t seemed as physically taxing for me. Maybe its because I’ve really committed to drinking the full gallon of water a day the program suggests – even for me that is a lot!

However, it has been more emotional this time. I cried through the sermon at church yesterday and feel another cry coming on. Yesterday the sermon was about divorce which was upsetting to me and today I’m trying to work through some career stuff that has been challenging me for a long time.

I’ll keep you updated on how it goes. I’m sorry I haven’t posted a lot of recipes lately, but the last two weeks I put in a ton of hours at work so I haven’t been getting too creative in the kitchen. Tonight is a reset meal – brown rice with black beans, corn, salsa and guacamole – no real recipe to it, just mix it all together! I’m looking forward to it.