My Weight Loss Progress

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

"Tell Me the Story"

It helps to have a great support system.  I've been fortunate, in this latest relocation, to find a church congregation that gets the issues around allergies. The Sacrament is served with gluten-free bread. For Mother's Day, one of the women's leaders called me to find out what foods I have to avoid, and served a lovely brunch that was perfect for me and some others with allergy issues.  I was so grateful. It can be so tiring to be always on the outside looking in when it comes to food.
Beautiful ripe red strawberry with stem.My sister is going gluten-free and dairy-free for six months, so visiting her house for a few days was a welcome break. She was well-stocked with things I can eat. For her son's wedding, she had strawberries for the cake, but she deliberately served strawberries in a separate bowl, so people who could not have one or the other could still have a treat.

I had a big doctor appointment yesterday to go over test results. I also got my allergy shots and spent a while at the library, stocking up on Dewey 600's and fiction.

Then I came home and had lunch. I was so tired after that, I just laid down and took a nap. After I awoke, I started going over the information packets of instructions from the doctor and making a chart for the treatment plan, which I may review another day.

My husband came home when I was typing, and came to me immediately. He gave me a kiss and said, "Tell me the story."  I went quickly over the main points of the doctor visit. I think he was discouraged that I have new food sensitivities, but he is very supportive. He's willing to shop for, and cook, whatever I need, and to use up or get rid of the things I have to avoid.

In one way it'll be easier; I need to put together menus and I intend to cook quite simple, plain foods to stick to the rotation. The doctor strongly encourages me to go organic. I got a book of vegan smoothie recipes (Thanks Dewey 600!) and it will be fun to try some out if I can work them into the rotation.

My husband is a willing tester for new recipes, and fortunately does not have any food issues that we know of.  I'm grateful that he is so healthy, and so supportive when I am not.  Together we will beat this thing!  Even if sometimes it takes two trips to the pharmacy right in a row, or eating a diet that others consider weird, or getting all the chocolate out of the house.  Yep, really.


  1. If A can't or doesn't want all the chocolate T and I will take it.

    1. It's really lame that chocolate is a new sensitivity. I think I would have a difficult time.

    2. I went for an entire year without chocolate when I was 12 or 13, just for the fun of it. I guess I can survive 6 months. I just finished off the last package of chocolate chips, right before I got the new food plan. The protein bars may go into the freezer or Anthony will slowly work away at them. That means I will have to plan Sundays better instead of just getting up and grabbing a bar to eat on the way to church.