SoCS – resolution/ruining my life, po-tay-to/po-tah-to

Resolution’s such a loaded word this time of year.  I’m tempted to look back at last year’s post, say, around New Year’s Eve, but what if I find I broke my track record and made some 2017 resolutions?  Worse yet, what if I blew them off?

Ignorance is bliss.

I talk a good game but I’d say I already made my resolution.  Got a jump on it, as a matter of fact.  December 12th, to be precise.

I am (as my kids so dramatically put it) “ruining my life.”  After years of feeling crappy (that may be one of my actual diagnoses) I bit the bullet and saw a holistic doctor.  I’ve changed my diet.  Radically.  I’ve started doing yoga and what one might call a form of meditation.  (Hey, I’m a work in progress.)  Basically I’ve turned my life upside down.  And backwards.  But in a good way.

Switching to a new diet at the beginning of December took most of that “it’s a new year and this is my resolution to become stronger/healthier/whatever and it’s a 2018 promise so if I don’t do it then I’ll suck and most likely fail at everything new I try this year” pressure off, so all I had to deal with was the food transition shock.  I held off on the brutal elimination portion (that sorts out foods I have a sensitivity to) until after Christmas because I can handle a lot of things, but getting through three family dinners while worrying about sugar/corn/wheat/gluten content is not one of them.

December 26th dawned bright as I faced the next phase: no sugar, no wheat/gluten, no dairy, no corn, no sweeteners, no foods processed with any of this stuff.

Ummm…okay.

But it’s more than a new year’s resolution to get healthy.  Hell, I’ve made that one dozens of times.  It’s a determination to give my body the foods it feels best eating, and I’ve already seen the proof it’s working.

Sure, skipping the Chic-fil-a sandwich and fries may have been tough, but it’s a worthwhile struggle.


Linda’s stream of consciousness prompt guides Saturday posts.  This week’s prompt is “resolution.”

23 thoughts on “SoCS – resolution/ruining my life, po-tay-to/po-tah-to

  1. I’m sending positive vibes for your elimination diet. About five years ago, I pretty much gave up both dairy and gluten. I try to stick with this except for an occasional cheat (holidays are hardest). Without both, I feel “unclogged” and more energetic. You’ll feel better without those two things and taking away most sugars. It’s not easy, but I’m cheering for you.

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  2. Ooher, that’s lofty in the eatery department. I could never. But, I do aim for low FODMAP, so we all have our things, our choices, I spose. Best of luck in meeting your expectations for a stronger, healthier you!

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    • It helps that it’s only two weeks of the hardcore, stripped down diet. Type As follow a diet similar to vegetarians. Lots of fish, veggies, fruit going on around here. Chicken and turkey are neutral so no benefits, but we can eat them if we’ve got a hankering for “meat.”

      Thanks for the good wishes!!

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  3. I’m impressed and inspired! I’ve been limiting the dairy and gluten. Time to zero in on the sugar. Just as soon as I use up the last of this tub of cookie dough tomorrow. So encouraging to know you feel unclogged. Best wishes!

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    • Thank you, JoAnna. I have a friend who eats clean, and she was my inspiration to take the plunge. She’s been telling me for years that it would make this big of a difference but I’m stubborn so it took me a long time to come around. 😉

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