I have allowed "Gluten Free" to stop my progress! I have looked at blogs, websites, I have 3 books from my local library, I have an audiobook (word of advice- nonfiction/self-help stuff is NOT entertaining to listen to when you're used to mystery/adventure pumping directly into your eardrums!), and I am overwhelmed and frozen.
This is what happens when things are too big for me to easily comprehend.
Deep breath... and.... it's ok. Well, with God's help it will be, anyway.
I found a jewel in my devotions this morning. It was from Rick Warren, based on The Daniel Plan. He advised me (and yes, I feel like he was talking directly to ME) to stop doing stuff that is good so that I can do what is best. It makes such perfect sense. I am so worried about all this "stuff", and while I'm worried and stressing out about it, I am going out to eat 3 times a week and bringing home Big Macs to eat at 8pm for supper. I am stress-eating, and eating far more than my body actually desires.
What is best for me right now? Well, I can tell you, eating at home at least 80% of the time would be best. I have to stop getting bogged down in looking for "the cure" and "the answers". They aren't in a book. They aren't, in fact, on this earth.
So, once again, I am backing up... putting the horse back in front of the cart (instead of trying to carry the horse and the cart with a Big Mac in my hand), and I am going to continue making baby steps. Perhaps there is a specific food item that we should eliminate and replace with another, healthier, more natural option.
That sounds like a great place to start for us!
I apologize for my lack of follow through, but honesty wins out- and this is just too much for my brain to comprehend right now.
Efforts will be made, baby steps will be taken, but a magical change on the first day of summer vacation just isn't going to happen.
Keeping it simple, sweetie! (KISS)