Wow…I can’t remember how many years I have started a new diet and made it probably 3 months and then downward spiral back to not only where I was before, but worse off. I still remember myself a year ago. 60lbs overweight, bloated on popcorn, pasta, bread, rice, potatoes, and the list goes on. Working out like a dog and suffering from Migraines, heart burn, gall bladder, IBS and swollen joints and anxiety and the list goes on. Here I am a year later…45lbs gone, and none of the other ailments. A year of sticking to something and not even that…it becoming so much a part of me that I really don’t think about it…Oh I think about food…..I LOVE FOOD! I love how my food makes me feel, I love cooking, I love cooking for people and I Love Love Love that I don’t suffer anymore. I still have about 25lbs I would like to lose, but I am not really working at that right now. I am just eating foods I love when hungry and kind of watching my weight and for the last 6 months I have basically maintained!!! That is so exciting to me. I still have ZERO desire to eat grains, soy, legumes or sugar. Like a reformed smoker I see them as poison. Sure I have had a Jube Jube or a handful of the party mix and man do I ever suffer!!! So yes, no desire. I am really wanting to drink red wine…I love the idea of red wine but it doesn’t like me. I cook with it. But since discovering FODMAP it is possible that I will never be able to enjoy red wine. My body isn’t liking the fermented foods.
I am reading “Primal Body Primal Mind – beyond the Paleo diet” for the 3rd time. Yes I love that book…Nora Gedgaudas is pure awesomeness!
In a couple of weeks I am hosting a workshop in my house to sample some grain free foods and to make a few together. I am looking forward to it and hope everyone comes with a hungry belly!
So for my New Year…what is my goal? Basically to keep learning what foods my body thrives on and what it doesn’t, maybe a few house renos, I might try to drop the 25lbs…why I am not worried is because I am happy in my clothes and if someone said…you will be this weight and shape forever!!! I would be happy.