Decisions, decisions, but will your remember in six months?

I have a new motto: “Will I remember six months from now?”  I find myself using it a lot.  Our world bombards us with choice.  Options are good. I like variety, but many of the choices don’t matter a lick.  That’s where my 6-month motto comes into play.

Should I have gluten-free pizza for dinner or g-free pasta?  It doesn't matter a lick. Should I have gluten-free pizza for dinner or g-free pasta? It doesn’t matter a lick.

I was finding myself getting hung up on stupid stuff and wasting time on decisions that just don’t matter, having mild anxiety over meaningless problems. So now, when I feel stuck, I ask myself, “Will I even remember this in six months?”  Almost always the answer is no. And then I just make a choice.  Because I know it doesn’t matter.

It works in other capacities too. I’d forgotten some leftovers that I was really looking forward to at my Grandma’s house.  My mom and Grandma felt bad that I’d forgotten them.  My Grandma partly felt it was her fault for not reminding me.  Life is hard enough.  That mild guilt isn’t worth it.   None […]

Decisions, decisions, but will your remember in six months? 2017-09-12T19:31:14+00:00

Giving Up Dairy

So I have a tough decision to make.  I’ve been gluten free since February and now my doctor would like me to go dairy free.  My heart almost sank when she said it, but I tested positive for a gluten and dairy intolerance.  I’m into health and wellness, but I’m not well-versed on the intolerance vs. the allergy issue when it comes to food.  Still, since I’ve been gluten free my blood work has gotten better each quarter. 

That makes me feel like the answer should be obvious.  Something in my body is saying dairy doesn’t agree with it so I should just give it up.  I’m still allowed goat’s milk, goat’s cheese and buffalo mozzarella.  This change would be good for my body.  On some level it should be a no brainer; so why is the decision so hard?

Food is such a part of our social world. Giving Up Dairy 2017-09-12T19:31:28+00:00