If someone said you couldn’t eat gluten, eggs, black beans, red beans, green beans, vanilla, almonds, mushrooms, pineapple, beef or kale, OR drink cow’s milk or beer, what would YOU do?
Really. Think about that for a second.
Gluten (i.e. bread, pancakes, cookies, muffins, flour tortillas, cookies, cookies, cookies).
Eggs. From chickens.
Beef. It’s what’s for dinner.
Vanilla – it’s in ice cream, milk shakes, cookies, and even in chocolate chips!
Kale – the main ingredient in Kale Chips.
Beer. Beer. Beer.
What Would You Do? Would you mourn your loss or would you celebrate the fact that you can still eat and drink all kinds of other things, including coffee, goat milk and chocolate?
That’s the question I was confronted with yesterday. According to my doctor and after extensive blood tests, those are the things that, if I want to stop living a life on the roller coaster of can’t-get-out-of-bed exhaustion, I have to stop eating. Some for three months. Some for one year. Some forever.
And I celebrated!!!!! I have figured out that because of this extreme, overpowering exhaustion, I lose one full month per year in days where I HAVE TO SLEEP. When you lose as much time as that and feel as bad as I do on those days, you’ll do anything. Including stop eating bread (yes, even my homemade bread), cookies and chocolate chips (because they contain vanilla).
I will no longer eat chicken eggs. I’m allowed to eat duck eggs though, so I’ve already requested The Animal Whisperer get me some ducks.
I will not drink beer. The good news here is, I hate beer.
I will stop eating chocolate chips with my coffee, and I have already determined that Nutella has no vanilla in it…so here comes afternoons with a spoonful of Nutella (instead of a handful of chocolate chips) with my coffee!
I can give up almonds. That won’t be life changing.
I haven’t purposely drunk cow’s milk in years, giving it up shouldn’t be a problem, seeing that all things goat’s milk is our profession.
But the best news I found out yesterday, and what I was steeling myself against, is that I can still drink coffee and I can still drink goat’s milk and I can still eat (vanilla free) chocolate!!!
So I’m celebrating! And crossing all of my fingers and toes that this will be a life changing, energy lifting and mood stabilizing endeavor!
Thanks for listening.
- The Goat Cheese Lady