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Since the initial shock of my antibody readings increasing over the last year, I’ve had time to think about it all and mull a bit.
It would be a bit of a tall order to tell you that I carried on that day merrily without giving a thought to it again. I did spend a lot of time ignoring the chatter in my head, even though it was there, and pondering on the next phase.
A couple of realisations.
- I am glad I did the test now. I had originally planned to do it next year, I would have been even more miffed if I’d waited and they were still no different.
- I have to consider whether my medication is having an impact on the readings. There’s a chance that I’m not tolerating the buffering ingredients and may need a change.
- I also need to consider that it takes up to 6 months for antibodies to come down after an attack and so possibly the lactose buffered meds I was on before are still lingering.
- But mostly I need to accept that I need to look at more than just my food if I am to reach my goal. And that’s the sticky bit. It’s easy for me to do food. It’s my area of interest, I get it and I have a good ‘get-on-with-it’ approach that means I don’t wander off course. However the alternative is now to look at my adrenal glands and stress levels, my leaky gut, the toxic load on my body from environmental toxins (that I can’t do much about) to the stuff I ingest through things like toothpaste, using plastic water bottles, skin products and washing detergents. And finally look at my overall lifestyle and address the long days I do and my erratic sleeping.
And quite frankly that’s the scary bit.
That’s the equivalent of my clients coming to me to sort their diet out.
It’s a big deal, it means a looking at changes I can make to keep doing what I’m doing, without it doing me in. Because I love what I do and there’s a bit of me, a pretty big bit of me, that doesn’t want to change that.
More on this later as I decide what to do.
Since we last chatted I have been away with some FastTrack Fit Camp ladies for a Weekend event in Wales. I did the catering and I was conscious that if we ate only what I could eat, it would be a bit limiting, so I lifted the rules and did the best I could without eating a completely different meal each time. I really noticed it though.
Bloating and wodge around the middle, digestive issues, sleep all over the place and a lot of yawning and itchy skin.
In this time too I decided to have a coffee. I just wanted to see what it would do for me.
I didn’t like it much! The taste was not as I remembered it and I reconciled myself to the fact that if I do ever drink coffee again it’s because I’ve made myself have another one, not because I’ve missed the taste.
There’s a turn up! Weak green tea is my new bev of choice. Long may that be acceptable!
Have decided to reign my food back in again. Not that it was wildly out, but I’ve noticed a distinct difference since adding in some nuts, eggs and seeds.
It’s a damn fine job I like green leaves. I’ve been pleased to find that I am back to really loving my meals again, just like a was at the beginning of this.
To next time…