Somehow I am still on track with my mission to avoid solid foods for the 30 days of June. Today is Day 24. I got through days 20, 21, 22 and 23. I think I struggled on all 4 of these days. I can’t remember which days were particularly difficult but I know I had at least a couple of particularly difficult days between the 20th and the 23rd.
Right now I’m trying to figure out how to approach things going forward. How do I eliminate the need to do any more of these 30-day missions of avoiding solid food? Can I successfully resume the restricted diet that was working so well for me before I decided to try that piece of gluten free bread? Should I even try to restrict my diet as severely as that?
It’s going to be difficult because I still get bread cravings. But I can’t keep subjecting my system to these dramatic changes in my diet routine. So I really need to figure out how to balance things so that these extremes can be avoided. If I try to completely deprive myself of bread I’ll likely end up here again. Because I’ll give in to a craving one day and then I’ll justify having more bread the next day and the day after that.
I think I’ll need to create some kind of written down plan for what I’ll eat every day. And I’ll allot at least a couple of days per month when I’m allowed bread.
Things are going to be more difficult going forward because I’ll have to somehow manage to maintain the results I’ve achieved while following a balanced enough diet that it doesn’t feel like I’m suffering myself. I think when that feeling is present it makes it more difficult to fight the urges to impulse eat and stress eat.
So as hard as it was to get to Day 24 (and I still have 6 days to go), the hardest part of this is going to be getting this fibroid diet thing right once and for all. If I’m going to have the fibroids for the rest of my life, I’ll have to modify my eating habits around my condition for the rest of my life. But it needs to be done smartly and sensibly so that I will be able to make it stick and stick with it.