Thursday, May 27, 2010
My great friend, Marci (who either forgot that she has a blog or forgot how TO blog), left me a sweet message on my phone for Ashton's birthday. She told ME congratulations for making it that far without sugar and that she hoped I had something delicious to celebrate with him. Remember when I declared that I was going to not eat any sugar until his birthday?
Yeah, me neither.
Well, I mostly did it. You see, there was this one night that my friend came into town and we went to a crazy delicious restaurant and I ordered all healthy until she ordered a dessert and then I chimed in: Bring me the chocolate mousse! And it was divine.
And then there was that time a few weeks ago that I started having flare-ups again (you know, my medical issues) and I got really ticked. BECAUSE, I had not only been refraining from sugar, but also from all meat, dairy, and mostly anything processed. I thought I was being so healthy and great trying to self-heal this body of mine and then WHAM! Wasn't working. So, I ate some sugar-laden items for a day and a half.
Of course, then I felt worse, so I went back to eating no sugar, no meat (including no eggs), no dairy, and (because of some additional research) I also added no gluten. For the past few weeks, most of my meals look something like this:
And although I don't feel 100%, I feel great about the direction in which I am heading. Some of my research gave me the reminder I needed that eating well for one or two months isn't going to miraculously heal me, but that eating this way "is often extremely slow in showing results but... a slow improvement is surely preferable to a slow, hopeless degeneration."
Then Ashton's birthday came and my sweet friend left me the message to go ahead and share a piece of cake. And can you believe that when I had an opportunity to eat something sweet, this is what I had:
First, you gotta love the writing. ASTON? Ha! This will be a great reminder of the year that Mom didn't make his cake.
Second, WHY? This was so not worth it. I should have bought a special Mommy treat of glurpy chocolate and brie cheese. Or something.
And then after I ate it, Alan said: Now no more sugar until your birthday! (Aug. 31)
1. Great Lash mascara (I don't know why people rag on it--it's my #1)
2. American Idol is FINALLY over (longest season ever)
3. My niece Hunter is graduating--go, fight, WIN, HUNTER!