Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Or... Today is the first day of November... or...
Today is just another day in a life well lived.
I'm not sure.
We decided last week that we would begin the journey known as "The Elimination Diet" on the first of November. We'll give up caffeine, sugar, wheat, and dairy for 21 days. Or at least that's the plan.
You're probably thinking: "Why would you do that??" It's a valid question.
We originally did the elimination diet more than a decade ago at the encouragement of the amazing Dax Moy. We've used this diet off and on to refocus our attention onto our bodies and our lives.
During the years that I've been in and out of spine surgeries, I didn't feel like I could handle the pressure.
Now that things are a little more stable, we thought we would give it a try. Over the pandemic, our diets have strayed away from anything that would be called "healthy."
So it's time to refocus back on my life, my body, and the elimination diet is a great place to start.
If we make it 21 days, we'll make a decision to see if we continue on this path or if we turn back to our more usual diet.
American Thanksgiving will happen right after we complete our first round of this journey. So we may be back eating everything and anything.
I've done this enough to know that sometimes what you learn is that it's too hard right now. And that's okay.
I thought that while I was going through this, I would pick up writing my blog again.
That's why I'm here today.
Welcome to day one of a change in diet toward letting go of the things that are not healthy for us. Thanks for joining me on this journey.
If there's something that you'd like me to write about, please let me know.