Apparently I can't use a tape measure, at least that's what I am now thinking. After six months of being a 100% dyed in the wool Gatherer, I'm packing up my things and moving in to the Hunter's cave.
Having felt 'out of sorts' for a while I had reverted partly to BTD from Gatherer GTD. Apologies to those who are now scratching their heads and wondering if I'm an idiot! I found I felt better on BTD, but still wanted to embrace my genotype which had improved my eczema and other health issues.
In a moment of self doubt I asked a friend to remeasure me, then do it again and again and again (much to her amusement). We decided that I am not a Gatherer, despite my ability to complete many hours of concentrated brain work and slightly padded appearance even when thin. I must be a Hunter, after much messing about we found that my ring fingers are slightly longer than my index fingers, only just, but only just is enough I'm told.
I do feel a bit of a twit , having fully embraced my Gatherness . I loved the way of eating, I just didn't feel 'there' yet and I couldn't figure out why. Next time I get out the tape measure I'll try to get it right
So, goodbye Quark, Ricotta, Cottage Cheese and hello Parmesan ! I'm still eating my way through a fridge full of Gatherer goodies (all O friendly so it won't hurt me) and some Gatherer supplements which I might as well finish off.
Next week's shopping will be different, back are sweet potatoes, squash, bananas and Kale (I really couldn't give up Kale and had been eating it gleefully anyway cos I just love it).
Black tea is now a no-no but I had been struggling to drink it without milk anyway, so not having any might be easier than drinking it without milk
I do hope I've got it right this time and having a friend check it for me has at least given me confidence to go for it. I do feel better having exercise every day, but like the Gatherer I'm exercise challenged, I hate doing it, or at least most of it. I am enjoying doing Hip Hop Abs and Leg Magic so I'll stick with those and just pump it up a bit Hunter style.
Wish me luck