Monday, September 28, 2009

Apple Crisp, Lemon Cake, Pizza....Oh NO!

I deviously went off of the GAPS Diet while I was back home in Minnesota. Here is just a "taste" of what I ate:
  • Pizza (Yellow Mushroom - the BEST)
  • Apple Crisp
  • Lemon Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Candy Corn
  • All fruits
  • Breaded Chicken
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Alcohol
Ok....I'm stopping there. I'm embarrassed. That list alone makes me feel like a failure to those of you who follow this blog day-in and day-out as I proclaim the "evils" of all those foods to me. But then again, I stop and wonder, "Does it really make me a failure OR does it make me just a girl trying to maintain some sort of normalcy?"

In the end, I've decided that it doesn't matter. What matters is that I'm HONEST with everyone reading this and following me on my journey.

I have good days and I have bad days. I have many, many, many more good days than bad, though. I learn from my mistakes and I move on.

Just so you all know, though, eating like this is definitely a mistake! I have not been feeling well since I began eating in that way. My stomach has been so upset - so bloated - so uncomfortable. Thankfully I was able to "get sick" a little this morning.

I jumped back on the GAPS upon waking today! I know that "this too shall pass."

Food aside, it was an amazing weekend with my best friends and family!




  1. There's no failure in making a conscious decision about something, accepting the consequences for that decision, then moving on to repair the damage. Actually, your accountability is admirable.

  2. I know someone that "went off GAPS" (ate pizza) and then they realized they didn't react to grains anymore. So they were super excited to be done with the GAPS Diet. Although they didn't eat candy corn! ;)

    Dan Corrigan

  3. I have to say that there is no way in the world that I could EVER say no to Yellow Mushroom Pizza! And anyone who's ever had it before, would completely understand!

    And let's keep in mind that no one is perfect. You're a lot stronger than I am!