Hello dear friends and welcome to coffee, or actually tea today as I’m giving coffee up for the next few weeks.
With my usual bimonthly regularity I’ve embarked on another one of those insano-projects that generally serve to make me more neurotic though their actual purpose would be to bring me to a place of serenity and peace. (Yeah, right, probably never going to happen, but a girl can dream.)
You see, in my perpetual quest to lose weight and, more importantly, feel good I finally decided to admit defeat in regard to the stupid diet (i.e. the zone diet). I simply cannot be bothered to constantly measure, weigh and analyze my food. So then I read this book and this book and decided that the road to happiness was depriving myself of the foods I love the most.
It may not sound like it, but there is a twisted logic to this whole thing. My plan was further reinforced by Jessica Anne over at Adventures with three girls who actually went vegan (I’m not ready to go that far) and apparently feels grrrrrrrrrreeeeaaaaat (yes, I’m channeling a tiger).
Anyway, I’ve given up what are considered the seven most allergy inducing foods (or rather food sensitivity inducing foods), which, according to these books are: Dairy, Wheat, Soy, Corn, Eggs, Peanuts and Sugar (people aren’t generally sensitive to sugar, but it makes the whole food sensitivity situation worst). For good measure I also eliminated tomatoes, strawberries, oranges, shellfish and red meat the first week, which predictably led my husband to wonder what in the holy heck I was going to actually be eating. Let me just say it’s been going surprisingly well, also, aware of my limitations I’m taking it in weekly increments. Today I finished the first week of this regime and decided to do one more week and I’m not looking any further ahead than that. This makes it manageable for me and I’m not frothing at the bit for some bread or pasta (remember, I live in Italy!).
So, for now I feel grrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaat (though I’m literally peeing every 2.5 minutes, how is that possible??!!) and we’ll see how it goes from here.
We’ve been very busy with activities for the kids involving picnics in the mountains, pillow fights in the town park, pirate ships and aquariums. The beach renovation is going well, so we’re ordering all the furniture tomorrow and on Thursday we’re going to check on progress (which means a second installment of the reno posts, for those interested, on Friday).
Summer’s half over and it’s making me a little sad. The boy starts preschool on September 7th (sob, sniff, wail) and I’m starting to feel a bit melancholic… though I’m thinking some back to school shopping excitement should help me snap right out of it (remember, it’s my first time, hence the anticipation).
Ok, finished my green tea, and the bathroom is calling to me again, I’m literally losing my weight in water… wish it was permanent!
(I just realized this was a very one-sided, self-absorbed conversation. Then started thinking it’s this way because I’m the only one here. Then I realized that the other side of the conversation is me reading your coffee or tea posts and all is right in my mind again. Yes, I just totally went off on a useless, slightly contorted tangent, this happens with alarming frequency.)
Now go on and visit Amy!
Now go on and visit Amy!