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This past week I haven't had much time left over for blogging, hence my absence. I still had one thing left to do tonight, but I thought I'd just log in here and get a quick report typed up.
First of all, I should confess that I cheated on my “fruit fast” today. I decided to dehydrate fruit to take with us on the trip, and of course I had to taste the product to make sure it was done. I dried apples, bananas and blueberries. I had probably five slices of dried banana, two slices of dried apple and a blueberry.
Tonight I ate dinner, then I wanted more. And then I wanted more. We had hamburgers (made from London broil which I ground), topped with spring onions, green beans with butter and salad (lettuce, avocado, cucumber, garlic, olive oil, raw apple cider vinegar).
Then I remembered how eating fruit seems to make me hungrier and I seem to want to eat more food.
It seems to have happened tonight. Or maybe it's all my imagination. Or maybe I just didn't eat enough food today. At any rate, I'm curious to see how my sleep goes tonight. I hope the spring onions don't do me in. I cooked them in chicken fat until they were translucent and they were delicious. They may have been too sweet, and that along with the fruit might cause me to have insomnia. I hope not.
I think a lot about being on GAPS, and wish I had more time to put my thoughts into written word.
I am on a mailing list put out by a family member and the include information about a weight loss thing that they are participating in. I don't want to be on the list, but I haven't taken the time to unsubscribe. They probably don't even know I'm on the list. It's not like they are targeting me only. If they are targeting me, they probably feel like I do when people won't look into GAPS. They probably wonder why I won't give it a try. Of course like I wonder why THEY won't give GAPS a try. Even when they see the success I've had. Because they see the “hard” part where they won't be able to eat “normal” food.
“Normal” food meaning SAD (Standard American Diet).
I am starting to think I will never be able to eat the way I used to eat. I mean… what I mean by that is I don't think I'll be able to – say for example, pasta – ever again. When I used to think that, I would feel terrible and full of angst. Now it doesn't seem to be a problem. Although I do hate the thought of never having Spinach and Noodle Casserole ever again. Probably my most favorite dish for my entire life.
Maybe after I've been on GAPS for two years I could have it once every six months or so.
This next week I am planning to do something that we should have already done years ago… write a will. It will help me feel more comfortable flying. I hope if I just get SOMETHING together it will be better than nothing.
I wrote down a long list of things I had to get done for our trip, and things I wanted to order to be ready to leave. Now I just hope the things I ordered show up before we leave! I was just reviewing my list today and I am doing great, I have mostly everything completed. Except for the will.
I wanted to also tell you that I made crunchy almonds! I have never made them before. They are pretty good! They taste different than raw almonds. Much better. I soaked them in salt water for seven hours, peeled off all the skins and dried them for twenty four hours. Then I dried the fruit, and right now I have almost four pounds of London broil in the dehydrator. Oh, I never did post about the food ideas I got from the list. I'll try to do that this coming week. These dried foods will be for quick foods to take with us on our trip. I've also ordered some coconut flakes from Azure for a cookie recipe that was shared on the GAPShelp list.
Well, I have to get up early tomorrow morning, so I should get to bed.
How are you doing on your GAPS journey?