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I've become a bit more compliant lately, and a bit better at avoiding the avoids. Some folks have trouble staying compliant, and I've been one of them. I can go months of high compliance, especially during pregnancies, but at other times I get confused and start to feel entitled to eat whatever everyone else eats and whatever looks good at the moment.
I know why people usually start diets on New Year's, because it's hard to start them at this time of year. This is the time of eating and fatness, especially with SAD or winter blues. I felt it when the season turned into fall, and felt it hard this year. Eating more beneficials and fewer avoids has helped my moods considerably, even though my general inclination is to do just the opposite. I take my boys out as much as possible to get some sunlight and activity, though I still make excuses out of getting the vigorous exercise I really need. A gym near me has a fine childcare facility, so I really have no excuses, and there's always the stroller, a pair of walking shoes, and the nearby hills.
My oldest son has been having some troubles lately, that have made it hard to take care of myself, but I've managed nevertheless. He saw his little brother choke, and a bit of excitement ensued as I cleared his airway (learned the baby heimlich the first time the little one choked, this was the 7th time, as he's not a vary careful eater). This really scared my 4 year old (soon to be 5), and he started worrying about choking, and stopped eating very much at all. This all worsened what I believe was a preexisting condition of acid reflux, which irritated his throat to the point that it hurts to eat, which has made it harder to get him back on track. That's my theory anyway, he has another doctor appointment tomorrow to check it all out again and hopefully confirm a mother's diagnosis and get on the road to improving it. I may give him any prescription the doctor provides, just so his esophagus can heal, then the plan is to find out his secretor status and treat it naturally.
I'll let you all know how it goes. There's a buffalo burger waiting for me at the moment...