Success Story by Alexandra
I’m almost at the end of the trip, if you count in months… one more to go, to cover my “in utero” life [9 months in the womb], and then I’m tagging on a few weeks just in case. It’s been more than 2 years. As Bee and Heather pointed out, most of us spend less time on the forum as we get more well. I remember my early days on the list, and the frustration that I occasionally felt because these people were “absent”. However, I now understand it better. The diet really takes care of itself, after a while. As the mind and body function better, our focus moves to other aspects of our lives – at least this is what has happened for me.
As for cheating—I just don’t. I have no desire to. It might seem like an incomprehensible frame of mind if you are early in the diet. I know I used to count weeks and months since I started, and to think about all the things I wished I was eating. I almost never eat out. Finding food which is truly on-diet and not affected by [bad] ingredients can be tricky, which is only one reason, but I get an immediate reaction if the food isn’t “kosher” [according to Bee’s diet]. I feel great that my body clears it out immediately, but you know what? If I can predict diarrhea and headache from looking at a plate of food, I really don’t want to eat that plate of food anymore.
I had a long list of dis-eases when I first started on this diet, and it is ALL gone. Things I never associated with dis-ease have improved and disappeared also. There are other members of the group who started off in worse shape than I did, but I was miserable, and my quality of life was poor. I never, ever want to go back there. So wheat is never coming back into my diet.
I am looking forward to adding in CHEESE! and milk (both unpasteurized, of course) this Spring. I actually fantasize about the cheese, LOL.
I hope this inspires you, and as your body becomes healthy, your mind changes, too. It’s a really awe–inspiring thing. You will love it! Keep up the fight.
Feb 28, 2011