Ugh what I would do to live in Italy. Although I’ve only visited twice, I’ve spent a good chunk of time there both times I’ve visited. As you can imagine, my favorite part of Italy is obviously the food. Don’t get me wrong, the sites are beautiful and the air is fresh AF, but the food is pure gold. I had ZERO stomach or skin issues when I was just there. None. I ate whatever I wanted, where I wanted, no limits on quantity either. And even though we walked around a ton everyday, I LOST weight. Yes, lost. Why? Again, the food is pure.
My body has had six months since my surgery to grieve and rid itself of those horrific HcGs. During that time, I read a lot of books, reached out to a lot of different people, traveled a lot, and have practiced healing myself. Whether it’s continuing my regimens of super clean foods, getting my weekly acupuncture, going to therapy once a week, or adopting our furbabies, I’m positive my body is so much better off this time around. How am I so positive? Well, I am on the surface. But I have to believe that because I’ve been fueling my body with these six super products, it will help re-boost my chances of one day being a mommy.
Are you drooling yet? Well due to this weekend’s jet lag and major head cold, my goals for this weekend hit the dust. That also includes getting motivated to do some grocery shopping. The best I could do is whip up my meal prep for the week using most of my ingredients from the pantry and freezer. Side note, I miss eating WHATEVER I freeking wanted in Italia and NOT breaking out/getting tummy aches. America Food Industry, get your ish together !!!
Ever since last May when I found out about all of my food/environmental allergies, I have been detoxifying my life. The first wave was obviously cleansing my diet. The next phase was household items, makeup, lotions, and soaps. The last lingering change I’ve been neglecting is my gum habit. I mean who doesn’t like gum right– Especially gum that lasts for hours and is your favorite flavor? To counteract my fear of bad breath, I’ve been chewing Stride since I was in high school. Everyday I open the tiny rectangles and pop in that burst of freshness. Gum is my safety blanket. However, now that we are trying for our Rainbow Baby, I need to finish the last piece of my clean-life puzzle.
Ugh, what I would do to reverse back the clock to 2005’s Christmas Eve dinner at my Grandmother’s house. This was the last time my family has eaten a homemade polish meal. This was also before I moved out of my parents house, had perpetual student loan payments, experienced my first real heartbreak, food allergies, or experienced a miscarriage. Life was easy and filled with copious amounts of food, more specifically, delicious carby foods. However, it’s currently 2017: my older relatives have passed, the current relatives have gotten older (with more health issues), and current Christmas dinners are store bought from local Polish stores and reheated. What’s a girl with food allergies to do when she has polish nostalgia?
Although I love eating my liver nuggets, I decided to venture out on my organ meat excursion and try something new, beef heart. I’ve dabbled in chicken heart before at a restaurant, but never beef. After ordering it and seeing it in the actual package, it looked disgusting. So I shoved it in our freezer and ate the other proteins I fancied. However, once I bought more food to freeze, the big ole frozen beef heart stuck out like a sore thumb. I gathered my courage and let the heart thaw out….
Our lives were forever changed when we met our little Gracie from a rescue. Although she was the very first puppy we ever considered, she wasn’t the first puppy we “interviewed.” After meeting a few crazy, young breeds of puppies, and not not feeling 100% confident, little Gracie was carried out to us. She calmly walked over to me, stared into my eyes, and then crawled into my arms for a hug. Without hesitation, I knew in my gut that this little pup was special and I wasn’t leaving the shelter without her.