Let’s talk about food.
I’m a food baby. I don’t like most vegetables. Green beans, romaine lettuce and well, nothing else – those are the two that I like. Peas are ok, corn is out. Tomatoes – oh hell no. Broccoli – can’t get past the smell. Cauliflower I will eat, but what’s the point? It doesn’t taste like much. Onions, mushrooms, peppers — all no.
Like I said, I’m a food baby.
Then there’s preparation time. I don’t care for cooking either. Not that its hard – it’s not. I’d rather be reading a book, writing a blog post or tweeting.
IBS has made me lactose intolerant, so no dairy like milk and ice cream. I can eat aged cheese and be ok. But the rest goes right through me.
Throw in the fact I’m the Chamber Director and take my job seriously – and try to support the local restaurant members.
What does all of this sound like to you? I know, EXCUSES. And really, that’s what they are.
So here’s my plan for the next four months:
gluten free, no milk or ice cream, no sweets. An extended lenten, if you will. My goal is to treat my body well, give it a chance to heal. I use Melaleuca products, so my supplements are covered, as are my protein shakes, GC shakes (to regulate blood sugar), Access bars (to burn fat and give me a ‘sweet’ taste without the awful sugar).
It’s not a case of “I’ll never eat that again.” It’s a case of “I deserve to feel better.”
How can you help me?
- Share some easy to make recipes that involve gluten free stuff and some veggies you think I might like.
- Go out to eat with me. Watch as I order food prepared special. Let’s enjoy a meal together, laugh and talk about other things than dieting.
- Send notes of encouragement. I’m on facebook and twitter (just look for debworks).
Next update next Sunday!