Monday, October 28, 2013
I'm starting autoimmune paleo today. With the allergies I deal with, paleo is hard enough. Add in the added restrictions for autoimmune with the allergies, and I really start to feel I can't eat anything at all. I also have some active anorexia/starvation habits (REALLY not healthy for a diabetic!) and have not been eating well overall. Today, though, *is* a new day, and I can step forward from here.
It will not be a cake walk, unless the cake is made of cauliflower. It's going to be interesting, but interesting is okay.
I started to debate where I was going to journal while I explore autoimmune paleo. I tend to do better when I journal, but hadn't decided where TO journal - start a new blog somewhere...
Oh...yeah!! I already have one in place! Hello, SparkPeople!
I may or may not share the posts on Facebook. I don't have to know that now. What I do know is that writing will help me feel more coordinated, supported, and sane in this process. I have snuck back up from 140 to 163. I liked how I felt at 140 better. There's no way it will come off quickly with just the food changes, but inflammation and sensitivities need to be addressed. Food change is one approach.
I bought some helpful food yesterday, did some cupboard cleaning for my own sake, and have some time to bake this morning if the power stays on. :/ I have some new recipes that are already making this seem not as daunting. I'm not holding myself to 100% true Paleo. I'm aiming for healthy habits and eating, not using dairy, grains or any of my reactive foods (some veggies, FODMAPS, nightshades.)
As it comes together more, I'll write more. I just needed to start writing out the confusion in my brain. It's really overwhelming to balance so many health issues with this eating plan. It's possible, and I'll step foward. I've gotten very discouraged not feeling like I have a support in place to help me. That's not true. I just have to be willing to reach *for* support, and see the support around me. I can do this. It is possible.
Thanks for reading.