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Monday, November 15, 2010

No Longer 21??

 As I sit here getting closer and closer to the big 40 ummm, errr 21 (right??) I am realizing my body is screaming at me for the years of neglect and abuse I have shown it.  No longer can I run on only a couple of hours of sleep because I pulled an all night party movie-thon, worked 18 hours straight or shoved my face full of pizza, coffee and a handful of mini thins.  (God those were the days! I mean I can't believe I treated my body so badly!)

So, now after being horribly sick for over a year and discovering I have an autoimmune disease (gluten intolerance--oh freaking joy!) I am finally paying more attention to my body and it's effin' health needs.  (Did you detect my angry sarcasm there??)

No longer can I eat a fat juicy cheeseburger, a large slice of Pizza Hut pepperoni pizza,

or guzzle down a route 44 Vanilla Dr. Pepper simply because it's happy hour at Sonic.

Now, I have to be a good girl grown woman and eat things from places like:

As if that is not enough I even have to make sure that what I do buy must follow my new gluten free diet which really can limit the choices.  I can't say the diet is horrible or anything like that and oh thank GOD I live in an area where there is a dedicated gluten free bakery that has wonderful gourmet gluten free pizza.  ( I think my husband's paycheck is a slave to this particular bakery.)

But in all honesty the diet does take dedication.  Dedication is all fine and dandy unless you put it with the name Janet. <insert very loud groan here>  I am not so great with long term commitments.  I mean the only two things in my life that I have stuck with are my kids and my marriage (and on some days I even check out of those!)

Now, one would think that the diet change is enough right?  OH NO!! In addition to this diet I must also add the old lady mountain of vitamins and supplements.

<insert even louder groan here>

So here I sit on a Monday morning with my coffee and my blog and stare at the mountain of vitamins I vowed to start taking regularly this morning wondering why I didn't buy stock in the vitamin company all those years ago when I was young?

(Because I was too damn busy pulling all night party movie-thons, working 18 hours straight or shoving my face full of pizza, coffee and a handfuls of mini thins!)


  1. Wow, I totally relate! By the way, thanks for commenting on my post! It makes me feel good to know others are out there that can sympathize! I, too, spent way too much time eating cheese-stuffed crust pizza and taco bell in my earlier days (ok only a few years back). Now I can't stand the way I look and feel. I am too young to be this unfit (I keep telling myself). So I struggle to fight the urge to go thru the nearest drive-thru everyday. Pathetic, but it is what it is. I have more good days than bad, so I guess that's something! I really enjoyed your post! Thanks!

  2. Hi there Emily! Glad there is someone out there that can relate to me. Sometimes I think I am the loan rider on this roller coaster called life.

  3. My sons autoimmune disorder isn't affected by gluten but we have him on a stricter diet all the same. We figure it can't hurt for all of us to eat a little cleaner; fewer preservative, dyes and gluten. My body too is screaming though because I have let stress get the better of me and use it as an excuse to eat bad. I'm the heaviest I've been in a very long time and I can't seem to get a grip on it. I want to cry every time I think about it. And that makes me want to eat...sucks.


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