The best men are…
I’m way more suited to be a lady’s man than a ladies man.
It’s a whole host of things… gluten, yeast, eggs, mushrooms (I’m ok with that one) and cow fat.
I think eggs and cow fat are the worst because I used to live off greek yogurt and love the odd lump of butter on a soft boiled egg. It also means I shouldn’t eat chocolate that’s less than 80% dark (sad face).
As far as ‘bready things’ go, I had already stopped eating pasta and bread (save for the odd scone in work.. with a large knob of butter).
The cravings are AWFUL, especially when walking near the bakery section of Marks & Spencer… holy god the smell in they pump into that corner of the store is absolutely intoxicating! I’ve found that it’s best just to go cold turkey and be prepared with alternative snacks (rice cakes with nut butter work for me) as I find when I have a small bready treat the cravings come back full swing.
I should also say, it’s so much easier when you have a buddy. My boyfriend said he’d eat the same as me when my results came back. And save for eating eggs (I couldn’t deprive him of them, that’d just be cruel) he has helped me think of and prepare meals.
It’s a difficult transition to make, especially when every person I tell responds with something along the lines of ‘If you can’t eat bread, how do you survive?’ As though every meal worth eating is bread based. You should check out some ‘Paleo’ recipes, they’re yummy, healthy, use whole foods AND bread free!
80% of your income, success, and accomplishments usually comes from 20% of your activities or relationships. Learn to identify what accounts for that 20%, and do more of it. Reduce the time you spend on everything else.
It also works the other way — 80% of your problems usually comes from 20% of your relationships, clients, etc. Learn to identify who those toxic people are, and cut them loose.
Reasons I’m feeling sorry for myself at 12:38am on a Thursday…
- My parents have now both gone ‘home,’ which is 3000 miles away.
- My Granny has lung cancer.
- Most of my friends are quite flaky, or at least have been flakes recently.
- I feel isolated and lonely.
- I am frustrated at work most of the time.
- I feel exhausted all of the time, yet am not sleeping well… or maybe it’s more like, I’m not sleeping well so I feel exhausted all of the time?
- I feel a million miles away from my boyfriend; though we spend a lot of time together, most of it is just sitting in the same room while we work. I try to give him space, but in the end I feel disconnected.
- I’ve fallen prey to the media’s ideal of beauty/attractiveness and am thus feeling insecure and fighting the urge to judge my body.
- I’m still struggling to stick to the Food Intolerance Diet I’m supposed to be following.
- I am over $30,000 in debt because of my college education.
- I want to cry without having to justify it or solve the problem behind it, or explain myself… and it seems the only time I can do that is in the middle of the night… but I still want a hug and a simple ‘It’ll be ok’ when I’m mopping up those tears, unfortunately having both seems nearly impossible.
- I feel completely and totally overwhelmed and like I’m struggling to keep my head above water.
I know, or hope, that in the morning things will feel right again. And that rereading this post I will feel stupid or silly for letting all of these things (that are quite silly in the grand scheme of things) bog me down.
I am, after staring at this for ten minutes, struggling to click ‘post.’ I know that if I do any air of confidence/self-assurance/control that I may have exuded (or pretended to have in my head) will disappear. People say that showing weakness is part of strength, but I honestly think that’s a load of crap… especially when ‘People From Real Life’ may be reading this or may someday stumble upon my late night grumblings.
Perhaps now, with this off my chest and out in the world, I’ll be able to get a good night’s sleep. Wish me luck.
There is a lovely idea attributed to Aboriginal society that says, “The more you know, the less you need.” Accepting less means less clutter and meaningless stuff in our lives. Less distractions, less debt, less greed and craving, less servitude to work.
Never settle. Never give in. But accept less.” —James Victore on accepting less to have more. In the spirit of Clay Johnson’s The Information Diet. (via curiositycounts)