I've written a lot about wanting to change my diet and my reasons for doing so. I've also written a lot about my struggles with being healthy. Currently, I am finding it really hard giving up meat. I still want to give up meat and I think in time, I will actually do it. I think my biggest struggle is figuring out a meal plan that my whole family will eat. I am thinking that I probably need to make meat dishes for my kids, and maybe even my husband, and I will just need to have some restraint and follow through with how I want to eat. Given my BRCA2 gene (and don't want to proceed with surgery yet), I think it is also important to reduce the amount of animal protein I eat (at least from what I have read).
At this point, I really need to stop eating gluten, dairy, and reduce animal protein. I also need and want to reduce the amount of added sugar, especially white sugar, in my families diet. I start off doing well and then, I flop and fail. My oldest son is not supposed to be eating dairy and gluten either (we both scored 3's on our IgG blood test) . Given that I have concerns about Michael having more of an issue than just a speech delay, I know that following through on no gluten, no dairy, and probably other additives will help him out tremendously!
At this point, I am really going to concentrate on following through with my healthy living goals. Other than this week, when I have been sick, I have been doing great at exercise. I could probably do more, but I am happy with what I am doing. I need to add some short meditation and yoga in, but otherwise exercise is great. I am trying to make time to be creative, which is going ok, but not perfect. I am also trying to get organized which is extremely slow going and tedious and time consuming, and difficult.
My thoughts here seem a little scattered (I'm obviously not a writer). I really just wanted to get down in words, my goals and what I am finding difficult. I hope that taking time to write down, what I want and what barriers I am facing, even if those barriers are just invisible barriers that I have put up, will help me be more aware and make the changes I need to, even if they are slow going!