Monday, November 10, 2008

Releasing the Refined Carb Demons

Five days have gone by since I last posted and that is just not acceptable. I would love to say that it's because nothing has happened and all has been just completely hunky dory.


My family was in town. That's always been a huge trigger for me. I always find myself comparing my insides to their outsides. My kids to their kids. How can my 3-year old nephew be more advanced with reading than my 6-year old? How is it that my sister has all three of her kids in activities, and I can't get any of mine to continue with even one thing consistently? Chatter, chatter, chatter, chatter...DOESN'T ANYONE HAVE ANYTHING I CAN PUT IN MY MOUTH TO SHUT THIS BRAIN UP???

Ah, ziti. That will do nicely.

Then, there's all the medical crap that continues to plague us - the toe walking, serial casting, dental nightmares. Oh, and yay - add to that lice and flu season and we're just having a ball over here!! By the end of the day, I feel like my head is going to explode if I don't loosen the lid just a hair, just a smidge, ahhh....garlic bread...that did it.

What the hell is wrong with me? Why, oh, why do I feel like only refined carbs give me relief? Especially now that I have used my amazing powers of deduction to ascertain the source of my acne is that very same demon - REFINED CARBS. I kid you not - I give in and have one lousy serving of french fries and I have two new pimples the very next day.

Why do I still eat it? Because I'm sick. And God willing, I will wake tomorrow feeling better and having the clarity and presence of mind to remember that carbs will only make me feel sicker. That peace of mind comes from getting my food even CLEANER, not from mucking it up.

That's all I have tonight, folks. I'm saying prayers that tomorrow, I will have some peace of mind about all this stuff. If you're of a mind to add prayers of your own, I'd appreciate it.


Evelyne said...

I'm praying sweetie. I'm in the same boat. I'm praying for the both of us. :)

Tearose said...

oh yeah.... all too familiar with that one. :S It seems though if you can make it a few days without it ,it gets much easier.

Melissa H said...

HA!! Okay, I'm laughing but not at you, but with you! Refined carbs do the exact same thing to me. ANNNNND, I've been meaning to get over here to tell you about the research I did that is.... gasp.... working!! Yes, I'm staying away from those nasty refined carbs but I also found out a great help is a baby wash for the face (something really gentle) and (get this!) diaper rash ointment with zinc oxide! In one week, using Aveno Baby Wash to wash my face every morning and night and then applying Aveno diaper rash ointment with zinc oxide, my face is almost clear! I can't even believe it! What the hell - try it. :-)

As for the family stuff? Oy vey, you know I'm right there with you. We have family portraits this weekend. Lord help me not to dive into potato chips.

Heather said...

Saying a prayer for you (and your family) right now.