Friday, December 30, 2011

Thank you, Pinterest!

Wow! I pretty much doubled my followers on here just by utilizing the awesomeness that is!

I know I haven't blogged since my 60-day juice fast, but things have been pretty hectic in the Jenkins household. My hubster was working out of town right up until a few weeks ago, so we've had some catching up to do (liiiiiiiiiike, showing off my new bod!). :-)

Aside from that, I'm pretty sure I am lactose intolerant and/or allergic to milk! Which explains SO much. In a previous post, I explained about some tummy troubles I'd been experiencing since last summer. I assumed the bloating tied in with the pain in my side, but after the pain in my side went away, I ended my juice fast and had my first small sprinkle of cheese on a healthy fish taco. I looked almost 6 months pregnant an hour later! This picture is not doctored, I went from fit to painfully bloated in ONE HOUR! Ouch!

Then, I had the flu on Christmas day. I made myself some soup, already assuming I was lactose intolerant. I took some Lactaid and ate some healthy tomato soup with milk. The ENTIRE next day my mouth and tongue were numb! It was scary! Allergic reaction?

So now I won't know for sure until my next doc appointment in February, but I have to pretty much avoid cheese, milk, and I'm assuming any other dairy...??

The only comfort is knowing that while I have to experiment with some new (restricted) recipes, I always have my juicing secret to fall back on! I can juice for a few days at a time, collect my thoughts, and try recipe after recipe until my taste buds adjust to my new cheeseless (SAD!) diet.

One perk? Pampering myself! I feel newly motivated to buy new jeans (my weakness!), FINALLY cut my hippie hair after an entire year, and get some new makeup!

Confidence is PRICELESS.



*Oh yes, I'm totally channeling Miss Jessica from Santa Claus is Coming to Town...