Since I hadn’t been blogging these past three months, I subconsciously decided to eat my feelings instead of deal with them. I went from eating fairly healthy meals to eating anything everything. ” Get in my Belly____!” ( insert crappy food here)
So I went and gained some weight. (more than I was comfortable with, and since I’m a shorty, well you can see it quicker- everywhere!). No Bueno.
I then took it to a whole new level of Yuck!
Actually, it was so delicious!
I went back to Fresno, Ca just recently to celebrate my grandmothers 90th birthday ( She looks 70) and boy did I do it up! You name it, I ate it! ( It was so good though) I had a wonderful time!
PLUS my grandmother made menudo especially for me!
You don’t ever pass that up! So after a week of eating a diet mostly containing corn, alcohol, sugar, wheat and a side of fat , my body lasted till I got back to Austin and then BAM! I was down!
Eight days of extreme wrongness! My body was punishing me for eating all that delicious food made with love that is so horrible for me. So after reading up on my symptoms I had to clear out the fridge and fill it with only things that were green. No dairy, no carbs, no fruit, no alcohol, no sugar. NO Nothing! Heavy Sigh!!!!
The first few days were so incredibly hard, but if it meant feeling better and being able to cross the room with-out crying, I was going to do it! I felt weak and hungry, listless and very frustrated.
Sorry, Greek yogurt you just doesn’t cut it for dessert! Walnuts and almonds have now become a staple snack and dessert. Meh! I can’t even have dried fruti!
However, back to salads and good meat and lots of avocado is not a bad thing to me! Breakfast has become inspirational as well. Introducing Kale to breakfast has made for a very tasty treat. My deviled eggs made with avocado and olive oil instead of mayonnaise was a delicious surprise and super easy to make!
I crave fruit more than anything, especially since everything is in season right now.
Going to the store with all the fruit samples is sheer torture! I’ll be able to have fruit eventually, but for now it’s no fruit for me. Wunt wunt.
Giving up coffee was hard in the beginning too, but I have found a replacement. It’s called “Energize Me” from Whole Foods. It has Spinach, Kale, Cucumber, Celery, Basil, Lemon juice and a clove of garlic.. mmm garlic.
It’s like having gazpacho for breakfast! It’s quite tasty! I actually find myself craving this on a daily basis now.
The upside to this new way of eating has helped me shed a lil weight, but the great thing is that I feel healthier. I’m not as winded when I walk up the stairs. ( seriously, it was getting bad). I have energy again. I’ve even been swimming laps!
This experience has also helped me realize what I was doing….
Eating feelings is bad, mmmkay!
Feelings and emotions need to come out and be discussed not shoved into a bag of Oreos for me find later and devour.
I have begun to write again daily, but it has become more of a gratitude journal for all the wonderful things in my life. Health is up at the top everyday!! We take our health for granted (at least I did) and not having insurance when you get sick sucks so bad.
Luckily, I have a wonderful man in my life that took care of me while I was down. He was wonderful making sure I got my rest. My recovery was much quicker due to him being supportive of my new nutritional overhaul (not a fan of the word diet). Thank you honey! I Love you! ( he’s pretty much on the same meal plan) sorry hon!
“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” ~Doug Larson
Right!? My fridge does look pretty being all one color It’s actually cut my grocery bill in half too. Being only able to shop in the produce aisle makes shopping easy and quick. Dinners are little more inventive and salad is on the menu 3-4 times a week and water goes great with everything!
Healing myself with the proper nutrition was so much better in my mind than taking a bunch of pills, even though I knew it would take longer to heal. It has been so worth it! The best part of this whole experience is I’m back to blogging again.
“In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.”