Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Well I am addicted to chocolate...everyone who knows me well knows this. When my hubby now and I got engaged and my Dad had an engagement party for us my Mother-in-law to be bought us a gift as a couple but for me personally she bought me a winne the pooh candy jar filled with chocolate kisses. Thats saying something huh.
For 3 years I tried to give up chocolate for lent and I could not do it that is until last year...I actually did it. And guess what, I felt better. You see I am convinced its very possible I am allergic to chocolate or the milk its made from. This isn't a far stretch...my immune system is confused...it already attacks gluten and the lining of my small intestine so I avoid gluten since being diagnosed with celiac disease 7 1/2 years ago. My immune system also does not like soy, almonds, pork and corn. What the heck!! So do I want to give up chocolate....well no because I feel like I give up so much already. But you know I think I am finally at the point where I have to to feel my best. I really need to stop being in denial about it. I have an appointment to see my gastroenterologist on Aug 7 and I am going to ask her to test me for milk and chocolate allergy.
So I have decided today after eating probably 500+ calories in chocolate that I need to give it up and not just because its preventing me from losing weight but because I have been irritable, headachy and throat spasmy since I ate it today. So today is get real day...chocolate and I are not friends and we must part ways. I will miss chocolate but I really think I will be better off without it . Maybe on my birthday I will invite chocolate to my party but otherwise chocolate we can't be friends. Will keep you posted on how its going
Peace & Health---Smorecamping