Thursday, March 27, 2014

A few years ago I read the book Naturally Thin. I don't remember the author's name, but I do remember her typos... however, I agreed with a lot of what she said. She talked about food pairing, only eating meat at night if at all, eating the light things first and heavy things second so that your digestive system can work more efficiently. I did this for a while, until it wore off. And it totally worked. 

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 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....

15lb, size 2 diaper, happy little wild boy. I love it. 


  1. Look at that CUTIE PIE! I'm excited for your dreads. I think you will pull it off well. And I gave up gluten for a week once and passed out every single day. I think my blood sugar was like, WHAT THE HECK? It was weird. So I guess I'll have to ease off of it if I ever try again. Keep us updated on how it goes! =)

  2. Wow, he's just so wonderful. :)
    I didn't read naturally thin, but I read another beauty/eating book where she talked about food pairing also, and it all makes such good sense and made me feel good to follow those rules too. It's still in my subconscious, so I still don't usually prepare a meal that pairs a carb and a meat, or a dairy with a carb, and so on and so forth.
    I do believe that you can pull off the dreads, and may even remain classy at the same time. How?! You just are. :)

  3. My hair is so boring that dreads sound like fun, but I'm sure I'd be made fun of if I did that. :) I'm guessing it would be better to wait till summer is coming to an end so you don't always have sweaty dreads?