So, I know it's been a while, longer than I intended, but I've actually been busy. Brett has been working crazy, I've only been able to see him like 2 hours a day, which is absolutely no fun. I feel single again, and I must admit, I don't like it at all. I thought I would enjoy a little more time to myself, but I was completely wrong. I miss my husband.
Well, anyway, as I'm sure a lot of you know, and I have posted about before, I have pretty severe fibromyalgia. Well, several weeks ago my mom sent me a link to a book called The Lupus Recovery Diet by Jill Harrington. Now, before you say anything, I am aware that I don't have lupus, but it works well for most autoimmune diseases, including fibromyalgia. So, after reading some information on the website, I bought the book. So, after waiting 3 weeks for it to ship and other ridiculousness, I finally got it last Thursday.
Over the weekend I read the book and the diet it outlines and I can't say that I am excited about the diet itself. The results seem to be well worth it though. That is what really excites me. After changing my diet, according to this book, (which has worked for a ton of other people in my same situation) I should have little or no more pain. Well, for that I'll eat whatever I have to...even pork chops! (for those of you who know me well, there isn't a food on the planet I hate more than pork chops.) I know I eat pretty healthy already, but this is a complete 180.
So here's the plan: no dairy, no salt, no sugar, no white flour, no oil, no meat, no animal products, and at first, no gluten, no corn, and no soy. I know, what can I eat? Whole foods. Vegetables, fruits, brown rice. Things that when you pick them up you know what they are. They grew that way, from nature. I mean, it makes sense. God created food that grows to be healthy for us. Why not eat that way? When we were created we were vegetarians, it makes some sense right?
Well on top of all of this, the first 10 days I'm supposed to juice fast. It supposed to get all of the crap out my body that I have been eating so that by the end I should be in little to no pain, which I find super exciting. A wonderful friend of mine lent me her juicer, so I have been juicing like crazy. I'm currently on day 4 on my juice fast and I can tell you that I already have less pain. I mean, it's still pretty bad, but I don't wake up and immediately start crying, which is a considerable improvement. One step at a time I guess.
Things I have learned about fresh juicing: celery juice is disgusting, not matter how much fruit juice you mix with it, it still tastes like grass. It takes way too many carrots to make any amount of juice worth buying the carrots. Sam's club has the best price on produce (which I knew before, but forgot because I have never been able to use enough of the produce before it went bad and wasn't worth the money). Watermelon juice is delicious and you can get an entire pitcher of juice from one very small watermelon. Strawberry kiwi juice is my favourite, it has a texture like a smoothie without being pulpy. Unfortunately, since I am still drinking juice, instead of just water, I am still hungry on day 4, and that is irritating.
I made Brett homemade pizza 2 nights ago and was then pretty grouchy that I couldn't have any. Not that I could have had any on this diet, even if I wasn't fasting. There was white flour, gluten, salt, dairy, and a bunch of animal products. After I get back to eating the diet, I'll get to try and add gluten, corn, and soy back in to see if they bother me. I just hope I can have gluten. I love whole wheat wraps with lops of veggies and hummus in them. Praise God this book has a recipe section, because I would have no idea what to eat except raw fruit and veggies. Not that that's bad, but I would get bored really quickly.
So, now all of you know how to be praying for me. Thanks and see you next time.