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It’s 2018! Amazing!

It’s crazy to think that people born in 2000 will be 18 this year. What’s up with that?

Quick-o Update

We had a GREAT Christmas and remained HEALTHY despite my mum having a cold, and heard from relatives at the in-laws that everyone got sick there. While I missed their company this year, I did not miss their lingering virus friends (it sounds like everyone swapped illnesses).

I’ve selected a saint and a word for the year, using the esteemed Jennifer Fulwiler’s tools: Word of the year

Saint of the year

My results are:

I’m looking forward to learning more about my new friend Iggy this year, and discovering what this strength might be all about for 2018.

And now, for something completely different

My body has decided it hates food.

And I miss cheese the most.

Now, jumping back a step, last year (or the year before? I can’t even remember anymore) I started having digestive issues, which I thought were related to pork. I waited months to see my doctor (not really, but close), then waited more months to see an allergist, who confirmed that I have no allergy to pork! Well, isn’t that great (bacon!), but I was still having issues. So, months later I see my doctor again, who sends me to a gastroenterologist.

While I waited months to get in to see him, I went to my naturopath who collects my blood for an igG food sensitivity test. A month later (November of this year, now), I discover that my body hates food.

My naturopath has recommended eliminating especially all the red foods for the next two years.

BUT my question is this: what do I eat? I am perplexed. She said to start with breakfast (which, for the past 20 years has been 2 eggs, without fail). I’ve managed to change that. I wouldn’t say it is nutritious, but I can meet my restrictions. But lunch? Supper? I already modify meals for Spencer (for whom we give gluten-free foods to), and I need to further modify to meet my own restrictions.

So far I’ve succeeded in eliminating eggs. I fail at the remainder of the meals. Especially because all the cheap vegetables are on my red list. I have gravely reduced everything, but I have no recipes that are dairy, wheat, nut, seed, egg, rice, lentil, yeast, and starch (mostly) free. 

Unless I eat only expensive veggies (which I can’t afford on a regular every-day basis) and only meat, I’m not sure what to do.

And I miss cheese like something crazy.

So, anyone have some good ideas?

Loving God through my family, friends, and interactions in my world.

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