Lately I have been really hating all the stuff in my house!! I am generally someone who likes to throw out things every month or so, but this has gone to a new level. At the moment I could quite seriously throw out all I own (except some clothes) and not miss a thing. I truly believe in the mantra of when you need something the universe provides it. I don’t know if this feeling may be common among new mothers or its just me, but either way I am on a mission to throw out a lot of stuff! My lovely husband has already supported me with this and ruthlessly cleaned out the garage of all except his artwork and our bicycles. Last week I was given some clothes by my cousin and this inspired me to donate 2 large garbage bags of clothes to charity.This week my focus has been on our bookshelves. I have a tonne of old Psychology textbooks from university I don’t want (who needs 3 different Research Methods books?!) and have managed to offload some to an old uni mate and the rest I am donating to my old work for their resources room. I have also put a couple of music related books up on facebook to give away to the person who wants to pick it up from my house or who will pay me the postage and have already got new owners for them. I am not interested in getting any money for them (even though some of these books cost about $200) – I just want them all gone!! I have another 2 bags of books for my mother and a friend. This feels so amazing and my book case is looking much neater and I am feeling satisfied ahaha. Now I am trying to think what else I can get rid of! BE GONE STUFF!! BE GONE!!
It has been almost a month since I gave up wheat and sugar and I have to say it was so much easier than I thought it was going to be! I don’t miss either ingredient at all and my tummy problems have disappeared. I also have lost 2 kilograms this month. My husband is also raving about the change and how much better he feels. I had never thought that this change would have such amazing results, I was just hoping that this might be the solution to my health problems and I have to say I feel awesome.
I am also surprised at how tasty the gluten free products are. I find that they taste better than wheat products, and I have found some awesome sugar free dark chocolate too mmmmmm. In general this change in diet has made me rethink my meal recipes and I inject so much more veges and vege proteins into each meal which has resulted in tastier and more nutritious meals for us at home. I haven’t missed the donuts I loved during my pregnancy and I find that because I feel so great without wheat and sugar I find it easy to say no when something I would have loved (but is so full of these ingredients) is offered to me – its just not worth the tummy pain and headaches.
Anyway, I was keen to share my progress with you all as this has changed my life! 🙂