Anyway, yesterday I was reading an article about the elimination diet. Basically you eliminate soy, dairy, eggs, gluten, and alcohol for 23 days. I don't eat soy (on purpose), I rarely eat cheese, eggs gross me out, gluten is in beer and pizza, and alcohol is in.. beer. My diet is just wacky all over the place. Sometimes I do well, and then randomly I want Five Guys and I'm sick for a week. I think I have a leaky gut, which is the nastiest sounding problem.
So this is what I've decided... and I'm posting it here so I'll actually do it. Sometimes I think things in my head but never say them out loud so that I can't be held accountable to them. I'm tricky like that.
Gluten free, minus beer. No dairy. No eggs. Only organic meat for dinner, if at all.
I'm hung up on sugar. I use honey a lot. I eat a lot of fruit during the day. Where do you draw the line?
And lastly, the rule that trumps all other rules... If I go to someone's house for dinner, I eat what is given to me.
I ordered some make-your-own sandals from Xeroshoes.com for $25. They send you a long piece of rope, color of your choosing (I chose maroon), two pieces of feet shaped rubber, 4 or 6mm thick (I went with 4), and a little tool to drive a hole into the rubber between your toes. I have not made them yet, because I can't find a hammer, and it's rainy and chilly. But they will be my summer shoes, and sadly my chacos will not get as much wear as they did over the last 8 years. They cause my bunion pain to flair up, and that messes with yoga more than it does with walking... but I just can't have that. So I'm excited.
And lastly. I'm losing a lot of hair, but that will stop in a few months. And when it does... I'm totally getting dreads. Tyler is okay with it. Just look.
Of course these are mature, and it takes time to get there. I have wanted dreads for about 5 years. The question is, why not... it's hair. It can be cut. And, you can even undo dreads, no matter what people say, it is possible. But I'm only saying that to reassure you. I have never felt more like "this is no big deal" than I do now. I don't want to be old, wishing I'd just done it. My hope is that by August or September my hair will be ready.
Also, look at this.
Tiny, 7 lb thing, wearing preemie diapers....