Kate C Mayone Posted October 29, 2014 Share Posted October 29, 2014 Hi All, Today is day 59 for me and I plan to finish out the week of my 2 month adventure. Halloween will technically be my last day but I plan on gently easing myself back into reintroduction. I'm excited and nervous all the same. I feel like I've found a definite rhythm to my meal planning and eating. I've kept a thorough daily journal of all my food, trips to the bathroom, and notes on how I'm feeling. What a wealth of knowledge! I feel like I finally 'figured this all out' this time around. I feel amazing and I don't want that to stop. But I want a realistic approach for reintroduction. I've read the section in the book and I feel confident I can keep my new life as long as I want it. I'm expecting slip-ups and I'm not holding myself to any model of perfection. Just a clean and healthy life that keeps me feeling good. The biggest thing I feel standing in my way is - other people's food. I've had such a great experience cooking my way thru the last 59 days. Yes, it's been a bit time consuming and expensive...but totally doable. I've dined out only three times though and brought leftovers to social get-togethers. It's all worked out while keeping myself on track. What I've noticed the seldom times I've eaten anyone else's food is it's pushed me further away into this box of "I only want to eat MY food". I'm sure I'm not alone here. I love cooking for several reasons but I realize it's a control issue. I don't think I'm the world's best home cook but the thought of letting someone else prepare a dish and put it in front of me makes me anxious. I'm not paranoid someone is trying to poison me but I've loved not having to worry about what's in things or if I'll suffer for eating them. I just want to eat real food! My best friend wants to cook me a 'healthy' dinner for my birthday this weekend. The thought of it alone puts a pit in my stomach. I just don't want it! Yes, I will admit there is also an element of superiortity here. I probably need to come down a bit off my high horse. Mostly, I just have a hard time with the idea of reintroduction to other people's food. My general feeling is that is that I should take small steps. Obviously, if I don't want to eat something I shouldn't. But I also need to ease up a bit. I do plan to reintroduce a few items like dairy and certain grains to see how my body responds. I plan to stay away from processed foods - namely refined sugar. For those of you that share this perspective what has worked for you during reintroduction? How are you balancing control while transitioning into The Real World? Thank you!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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