I’ve been trying to think of cool little posts about the kids or something more interesting, but actually, when a big change is made in life, it has a tendency to totally take up ones thought process. A blog about life should really include the true ups and downs that the journey may bring with it.
So, it’s been in the workings of my mind for a very long time, but I’ve finally decided to cut out all wheat and dairy from my diet.
Those that know me well will know how much of a challenge this is for me – give me a steaming cup of Milo (or even better a coffee milkshake) and you have a friend for life in me. Some that have been telling me to do this for a while (Liz) will simultaneously laugh at me for taking so long but pat me on the back for finally building up the courage to do it, but either way it has to be done.
The reason? It’s not be thinner, it’s not to fit in with these new “diet fads” taking over the internet and it’s not even to be healthier as such.
The real reason is my face.
My face that is so destroyed by acne that I wake up most mornings and just instantly feel depressed, sometimes I cry on my way to work when I have a particularly bad day. Like yesterday, when it was so bad that it was actually swollen on the right half of my face. No biggie right? It’s just what every person that I see looks at.
The wheat isn’t too much of a big deal for me, I have been cutting that out since coming back to work. Going out on the weekends has been hard because, restaurants don’t really cater much for “no wheat or dairy”, so I just indulge on the weekends when we do happen to go out. I’ve also changed my make up and skin care regime (more on that once it’s really starting to work) and I’m really, really trying to jut drink more water and all that stuff that you know is good for you.
Judging by my swollen face, this is clearly not enough.
So from this week I am going all out. Adding a cup of boiling water and lemon to my mornings and completely cutting out dairy. Good bye Milo, goodbye coffee (until I can stomach having it without milk), good bye cheese… Basically goodbye to everything that I love to eat.
What’s left? Meat, fruit and veggies. And lots of it.
Needless to say that I am sitting here with a mother of all headaches, feeling so sad about it all that I just want to grab a bowl and fill it to the top with chocolate ice cream and eat it in between stuffing a Steers burger (with chips) into my face.
Why can’t it just be easy?!