Tuesday, March 6, 2007

My name is Elly and I'm a food-a-holic.

Seriously. As anyone who looks at me can tell, I LOVE FOOD. All food. I mean, these darn Girl Scout cookies are about to put an end to me. I plan our week around our menus. Our vacations center around where we'll eat. Food is big for me. Really big.

Anyway, I have realized that I might have a problem. To make a long story short, I have been dealing with some recurring pain issues that I suspect are related to an as yet undiagnosed chronic illness. Because I am liscenced to practice medicine in my spare time (ha!), I have researched the symptoms and related conditions and am trying to treat myself. One thing I've heard really helps is diet. I've been researching the different recommended diets.

One thing I read started off with a list of foods to eliminate: chocolate, coffee, carbonated beverages, and alcohol. What? Then it proceeded to recommend eliminating dairy, wheat, white flour, white sugar, and just about every pleasurable food on the planet. I mean, you would be eating turkey and lettuce and carrots. You might feel better, but what would be the point. Why would you want to live?

Maybe if I could get past the whole food thing, I would be able to solve some of my problems: weight, fatigue, etc. However, it isn't looking good. I think I'd rather suffer with the pain and indulge my food addiction.

2 comments:

cd said...

Maybe there is hope for us. Scientists are narrowing down a "fat gene" that is responsible for our spreading waistlines. Gene therapy will fix us. Modern science working for us. Hold on to your cookies. Everything will be alright. And if it isn't, we can just have some chocolate to make it all better.

Elly Gilbert said...

You are so right! I am so excited to have TWO readers now!!!!