Have you recovered from the shock yet? Is your jaw firmly back in it's place? Good, coz I'm just about to explain.
I'm pretty much a lazy bum, well established couch potato... and I bake, lots.
|is dreaming about cupcakes healthy? Weird?|
Here is some background to my confession: I was pretty much sick from the age of 14 - 19, even though I didn't often realise it, or I just thought I was a wuss. So, when I discovered my issues with gluten, I could see a light at the end of the tunnel. It was hope. I actually had the opportunity to be healthy, something that I had wished for over so many years. It was great. I lost that awful bloatedness and lethargy, and actually a bit of weight. But I didn't care about the weight, coz hey, I felt healthy!
Anyway, I won't go into it, click here if you want to read my gluten story.
One of my pairs of jeans started to fall off me, so I stored it in the back of my wardrobe.
|This is some food from my first two months being G-free.|
But then I put on my jeans that I had stored in the back of the wardrobe. I got the fright of my life. It was not a nice feeling, squeezing into those jeans that, the year before, fell off me.
My weight has fluctuated about 7kilos in the last two years. In my defense, Marilyn Munroe's weight fluctuated about 10kgs.
But, as I said, I'm a lazy bum, forgot about it and sat on the sofa eating chocolate. It was great.
The point of all this? The other day it suddenly dawned on me that I've been wanting health for so long, now I have it, why on earth am I throwing it away in my laziness? This lazy lifestyle isn't sustainable and one day it's gonna come back and bite me in the bum.
I have to do something about it now. I don't want to stop eating cake and having fun with food, but I don't want to turn into an unhealthy blob in five years, thankyouverymuch.
|This is the kind of stuff I want to eat over these next 3 months.|
So, these next three months are going to be my "3 months of health."
Please note: This is not a diet and it is not about weight. I'm not fat, I'm unfit. But I can see this spiraling out of control in the future.
I'm doing "3 months of health" because I know that my personality demands it. I'm unlikely to do anything about it unless I write lists, scheme, tell you guys and set my mind on it.
My mission is:
- To start some form of exercise, it could just be going for walks, I don't care. Just something.
- Concentrate on eating healthy food, especially for lunch.
- Keep a special diary of these three months to track my progress, issues and food.
- Develop a sustainable (ie I'll want to keep living like this) lifestyle around my love for food and health.
I'll be blogging about this over the next few months. If you've got any ideas for healthy eating etc, let me know! I want to share this experience with you so that you can learn from my inevitable mistakes and be aware of how important health is when you've got autoimmune diseases. :)
|These are pretty healthy! Yay!|
Why am I telling you all of this?! It's coz if I don't, I'll wimp out at some point next month. You guys keep me honest, thanks.