Somehow I have made it to Day 30!
I have made it to the 30th day of my 30-day mission to avoid solid food for the month of June. I remember 15 days ago wondering how in the world I was going to make it for another 15 days. Getting to day 15 was difficult. Getting to day 30 seemed impossible; but here I am.
I haven’t yet made a plan for going forward from today. I’ll probably continue to avoid solids for now. But at least if I am struck by a craving for something to chew I don’t have to fight to resist that craving.
The fibroids are still in residence. But they haven’t been too much of a nuisance. I continue to make every effort not to make them take over my life in the way they have done since I discovered I had them. And I have to say, since I made the decision to stop empowering my fibroids a lot has changed for the better. So I thank the lady who contacted me privately with her insight and suggestion that I was giving my fibroids too much power. She helped me to realize that I was indeed going about my life as if everything had to be shaped around the fact that I have fibroids.
I am definitely in a good place at the moment. I am feeling strong. And while I still have my daily struggles, I am feeling far more in balance than I have in many years. Yes there are hormonal things that I am dealing with that are far from pleasant. But they’re not dominating the story of my life.
Even with my fibroid belly, I am looking and feeling the best I have in several years. I can’t predict what lies ahead; but where I am right now is significantly better than where I was 7 months ago. And I am very grateful.
If you’re trying to shrink your fibroids I wish you all the luck in the world. I’ve been at this battle for 7-9 years. I’ve tried countless remedies hoping to shrink my fibroids. The fibroids have not shrunken. But my stomach is no longer as bloated as it had become. While there is still bloating that’s associated with my menstrual cycle, the additional bloating caused by my diet has been under control.
Maybe you might have luck shrinking your fibroids. But in the meantime, if you’re walking around looking like you’re 7 or more months pregnant, half of that could be gas related bloating. And a change in your diet can fix it. I resisted changing my diet for a long time. I didn’t want to be restricted in what I could eat. But I’ve come to realize that the only effective way of controlling the situation (for me) is by adhering to a very restricted diet.
To be honest I am still struggling with the idea of having to be so strict with my diet. I like the freedom to eat. After so many years starving myself to stay thin, it felt good not having to care for that period of time I stopped caring and ate whatever I wanted whenever I wanted to eat it. When you don’t have very many pleasures in life, food can become a comfort. When I’m stressed, depressed, anxious I turn to food. So this is going to be a difficult journey going forward. But I know that food is the key to managing life with fibroids, At least for me it is. I can’t eat whatever I want whenever I want to eat it. And now that my 30-day no solids mission is over I have to figure out how to get back on solids without setting myself back to square one.
The journey now begins…