Archives for: March 2004, 29
It seems that lately I haven’t been the good dietary example I’d like to be. Under pressure, my weaknesses really show through. I know what I need to be doing and eating, but sometimes I bend to my old bad habits. Dairy, sweeteners, colas…these bad habits all come back. I’ve been compliant enough to avoid getting my digestive problems back, or my eczema. Yet, I haven’t been compliant enough to feel really energetic or at my best. Didn’t I go jogging a month or so ago? Seems like a distant dream now. I have been walking, at least. My son goes nuts without a walk (or two) everyday, so it’s a good arrangement all the way around. It can be a pretty decent workout, pushing a stroller up a hill.
What I don’t have trouble avoiding is wheat. Not hard, when something makes you as sick as it makes me. It seems so weird now to think that I ever ate the stuff, or to remember how long it took me to realize that it was wrecking my health. Sure, it still can be tempting, especially when everybody else is eating it, but the temptation doesn’t get to me anymore. It’s amazing the range of reactions I have to it. Every time I accidentally ingest some, I’m surprised by a new reaction or combination of reactions that I never noticed before.
I’ve done pretty well at avoiding corn, too. That did my diet in completely a year ago, when I ‘fell away’. It doesn’t make me gain weight as fast as wheat would (if I could still digest wheat), but it does build up over time. Mexican food is a favorite of mine, or corn wouldn’t even be a temptation. Lately though, I just order steak fajitas with no cheese, no sour cream, and no tortillas. It’s still very satisfying, with salsa. Ah, at least I can eat salsa, it’s nice to have something that some other types can’t. It seems like O nonnies have to give up so much more than many other types. I often suffer from blood-type envy. But it's better to be healthy and envious, than unhealthy.