I just wanted to drop a line and let you know I am still here and I am also still plugging away at the E2L Diet....
To say I am happy about the diet would to be lying, but if you ask me about the results I am ecstatic. I have lost a whopping 13 lbs. in 3 weeks.
My plaques have all but vanished and I my hair is insane. It is this huge thick mane of hair that I haven't seen since I was 16 years old.
If you do not know about my illness, but would like to see what my skin normally looks like please look here .
Now, for the reasons I am not happy about this diet.
I live a very restricted life. I do not go to crowded places often, I do not visit sick relatives and I do not under any circumstances go to the hospital if someone is ill. I am immune deficient, what that means is, I can catch a staph infection quicker than you can say, OH NO......
So you can imagine what my life is like.
So 9 years ago I stopped all meds, became a vegan over night and I have maintained my illness thus far. But.....I still had some plaques, and I am in constant pain from my Psoriatic Arthritis. I have spondilitis and mutilans associated with the PsA that are slowly deteriorating my spine and hips. There is no cure.
When Alicia told me about eat to live, I was skeptical.
Now I had to restructure my entire life again for my illness? Was I willing to once again start over from scratch?
The answer is yes.
But am I going in quietly?
Alicia told me when she first started the E2L diet she was like a small child stomping their feet and having temper tantrums all the time. I cannot eat this way she screamed!
I have received e-mails from people telling me how easy they transitioned into E2L and how they love the food..
Either they are lying or they are cheating, because I am not transitioning well, I am less than thrilled with the food and I am so not thrilled with the lack of salt.
Snack: popcorn with chamomile tea
I try to stay as close to natural food as possible. I do not try to recreate foods I used to eat. I do not eat all raw. I have mainly been eating alot of organic watermelon and cantaloupe for snacks. I also have been on a grape fest... Lots of grapes
I walk three miles a day. I also swim three times a week and I am doing crunches and some cardio dance, when I feel like it.
I hope to be an inspiration to those of you that are struggling. I am being honest in my struggles, in my pain and in my temper tantrums. It is who I am. I am not going to sugar coat my dietary changes or the hardships I am facing. It might be simple for some to eat this way. For me it is not.
This is the hardest diet I ever tried.
I am making amazing progress. I feel the changes. I see the changes.
I am hoping for a cure. I think I might have found one.....
If you would like me to let you know what I eat, I would be glad to post my menu's. I am not ready to post recipes yet.
When I feel more self assured I will start posting my pictures again.
So.. Why is there a picture of an angry cat on the top of this blog? Because this is the way I feel most of the time lately and it cracks me up!!!!
I hope it cracked you up too!