I went on a long walk today. I actually just traced it on MapMyRun. (this is a brilliant website) I went 6.88miles/11.04km. WOW! I am very impressed. I am also sunburnt because of it.
While I was going on this long walk I realised that I can’t keep fighting the fact that I have whatever I have. That I have to accept the diet that has been given to me.
So, after my run I went through two of my cookbooks. One ‘Gluten-Free Cooking’ and the other as WeightWatchers ‘CORE Cookbook’ and sticky noted all of the recipes I could eat. WOW! There were actually a lot of things that I could eat. It inspired me to do this. Like they say, when you’ve got lemons, make lemonade.
I was talking to a friend later about everything (it’s exhausting constantly having to update people, I know that it’s because they care..and I am grateful) and I said ‘well, it challenges me. I now have to look at food in a totally different way and I now have the ability to help others who are going through the same thing by writing down every recipe that I cook…no matter how simple…so that I can help others live’.
With every door closed, another million open.
I feel inspired, I feel good.
I planned out my week of meals. I have to do this. Due to the fact that everyone has to be cooked, and the only things that I can eat out is Sushi (and it’s crap here) I have to plan everything. So basically I am making dinner and then having it the following day for lunch. I can’t ‘grab a quick bite’. That doesn’t exist anymore in my life. So, I made a whole bunch of things this weekend..spaghetti sauce, puree banana/mango ice cubes, and planned, planned, planned.
Thank god I love cooking and am super planned. This is not a diet many could follow..because it’s demanding.
I have followed the diet faithfully today (I feel like I have been put into an arranged marriage), and I feel great. I feel light, and satisfied. I ate too much fruit, but that’s just because I love fruit. The sugar cravings only happen after dinner so I just popped two of the fruit ice cubes and drank some tea. It’s amazing how the cravings go away. I haven’t had a Diet Coke and/or Coffee in about two 1/2 weeks and I don’t miss them. Honestly I don’t. I know crave green tea..which I used to call grass.
So, that’s been my journey so far. I will endeavour to continually add information, recipes, and insights into my journey of discovering myself through food. It’s been interesting, my life has been turned upside down, my relationship to food has been tested, but I needed it.
Thank you small intestine!