This week I've been kind of down... overwhelmed... discouraged.. however you want to say it. I think it stems from my disappointment of my Dr.'s visit last week. I guess I was hoping to get some praise or validation from the doctor showing that what I was doing was making a difference. I know that seems silly, because of course it's making a difference when you've lost 25 lbs & that's what a lot of people talk about when they see you (especially if they haven't seen you for awhile). But I guess I wanted more excitement from my doctor. I still like him, of course, but I'm a "pleaser" type, and I that would've really meant a lot if he would have mentioned it.
And then I was bummed about the sour dough not working out for me. I'm still happy about having it for my family, but still.... disappointed.
I'm still eating very well, but I want to have something I'm working toward. I still feel some candida symptoms, so I think I need to step back, look at the candida diet foods again, and make sure I'm cutting out what I need to. I've been more lax in eating regular cheese, but I don't feel well when I have it. I need to go back to raw. I eat brown rice, quinoa, and buckwheat pretty regularly, but I think I need to scale back on those for the next few months until my next dr.'s visit. I also need to cut out my natural sweets like honey & maple syrup. I'm having them 3-4 times a week, when they should be out for candida.
I wish that I could find a meal plan that meets all my needs, and that would work for my family too. I've looked at & tried a lot. I think that I'll use the gnowgflins meal plan, but also tie in recipes from the grainless meal plan & gaps diet. I just need to get it organized in a way that is easy to follow, including shopping lists & recipes. Now to just find the time...
I hate being down. I'm very blessed, and I know it. I'm grateful for my family, my health, my church- everything. I'll get this organized, and get used to these changes. I need to remind myself not to stress it and bite off more than I can chew. One step at a time. Everything will be alright.
How do you get through discouraging times?