40 weeks in and I'm not dead yet

>> Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It's been a hellacious few months, to say the least. Today marks the 40th week since I declared my freedom from the Neolithic agents of disease (see right column of things I don't eat) that were causing so much of my bowel distress. It took a bit of experimentation and lots of wasted food hurling from my mouth and into the toilet to realize what works for me, but I'm better now for it. No high cholesterol, heart attacks, or whatever everyone was scared of.  During the last 40 weeks, I've cheated an estimated 10 weeks, causing me to be sick for about twice that amount of time. On February 11th I said enough and finally gave up the sugar for good. It's my crack and we all know how whack crack can be. The grains, starches, and oils were no problem. Sugar, however, was a different situation. It told me I wouldn't be able to live without it. For days it showed me that I couldn't keep anything down without a taste of its sweetness. I told myself this would soon pass. And now 7 weeks later, I really can do without it. Yeah, I would really like that slice of 1000 calorie cheesecake, but it's really not worth the holes in my esophagus and looking like a toothless Appalachian because of the puking.

I'm back and will be posting again soon...


Anonymous,  March 31, 2010 at 6:24 AM  

It sounds like you've made significant progress, both dietarily and with the associated decipline. What a battle things can be sometimes. Keep it up!

bbharat April 2, 2010 at 8:37 AM  

When you write a new diet book, I can be the agent!

As long as you're feeling good, and not having heart attacks, keep doing what you need to!


Kat April 7, 2010 at 4:54 PM  

I'm with you on the sugar addiction ;) I gave up honey for the month of April because I was going a bit nuts with it. I love sweets, but they don't love me. Keep it up!

Shel April 7, 2010 at 5:24 PM  

Thanks for stopping by and the link on your site! Love it btw! I'm following your recommendations on adrenal fatigue.

I hope you do well going back to honey once the month is over. I think it will be years before I get back. I developed some sort of eczema/psoriasis on my midsection once I took the sugar out. Same thing happened when I tried to go sugarless in high school. Die off maybe? It's a persistent little bugger.

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