Oh my I don’t even know the last time I blogged. Everything has been great!
Today I blog on a “serious” note. Not really, but it is to me.
When I was a little girl I ate eggs and milk everyday. My mother had to get frequent deliveries from the Swan man for me lol this is the truth. I loved to eat fried eggs, omelets. scrambled eggs. I drank a lot of milk, ate cheese, ice-cream…..but I was always sick and it just got worse and worse. The doctor told my Mom to cut out the dairy. So sad for me. I am not sure if they didn’t have soy milk or other alternatives, but what I mostly remember is being given water and juice instead. We tried the little bead things that you put on ice cream (not sure what they were called, I was 10 years old) but they didn’t work-too bad too because it was fun getting ice cream in the mornings lol . Any way….at that time it was only the milk. Then it became cheese-which I still ate. The worst was when I was pregnant with Eric and realized eggs were doing the same thing, but worse!
So basically what I did to fix the problem was to mostly ignore it unless I was at someone else's house. See the result from eating the dairy is embarrassing and I didn’t want to get sick at someone else's house or on a trip. Still happened, but I was very careful.
The reason for this message is I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. It is getting worse and I can no longer ignore what dairy does to me. I am now on day 2 of being dairy free-well I would be if I had read the dessert label last night ( I now know the difference between sherbet and sorbet). My stomach is gurgling less and I actually have more energy. Interesting! I am going to go shopping tomorrow, by my self, to some new stores to buy some dairy free chesses and other yummy item. I have two amazing friends and my sister who have given me brands that they use and names of stores that I can find them at. The big thing to learn is what it is that upsets my stomach.
I was very discouraged but after visiting with them and realizing I live in Portland (we have so many stores within 5-10 miles with these item or more options) I know I can do this. Now for some trial and error and eating .
I am also looking at my recipes and seeing how I can rework them, so that I am not making 2 meals every time I cook.
This will be a step by step process and will have many errors and mistakes, but I am ready for a change. Can’t wait to let you know how this all turns out.