Monday, February 18, 2008


i treated myself to taking the day off... the swollen eyelids i am suffering from aided in the decision. i slept -in later than usual, and began my minimalist diet with a salad of albacore and salad greens. i can't help but looking around my kitchen, admiring all of the food i can't eat. i have constant visions of (valentines day) shortbread and chocolate dancing in my head. ..and i am well aware of the fact i cannot even have a taste of either for at least a month. produce isles are going to have to qualm all of my unnatural cravings. instead of eating a bread and chocolate phinney bar, i ate two bananas, a roasted sweet potato and roasted cabbage. i still have half of a day to go...yes, on my official first day.

the first week is always described as the hardest.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


so, after what could easily add up to being two thirds of my life, i am finally going to tackle the food allergies that i have. i have endured many of the tell-tale symptoms; the intestinal, sinus, lung, joint, and skin issues have "plagued" me for over twenty years. my passion for food (namely cheese, sugar, and chocolate) has driven me to look past what havoc it can all wreak on my body. this past week has been one of my worst yet, convincing me to finally face my there life after gluttony?
after just finishing off four bite-sized vosges caramels (only because their expiration date is in less than a month), i am anxiously anticipating the morning. i am officially beginning my elimination diet to find all of the irritating food in my life. over the next month, i cannot consume any dairy, grain, legumes, nuts, citrus, alcohol, coffee, tea, refined sugar, or any fruit or vegetables that i currently eat more than once a week. i know, this sounds insane, but the thought of what i might find is almost more consuming than my appetite.