December 5 Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why? (prompt by @finslippy)
I was thinking about this all day. Who did I let go of? What did I let go of? I'm not so good at making clean getaways, so this was a lot harder than it sounded for me. But, it dawned on me. I did let go of something.
In February, my sister Ky was diagnosed with Celiacs. Knowing that all her symptoms were my symptoms (which had been diagnosed as numerous other things over the years) I thought I should get tested too. Now, when Ky was diagnosed she spent the next week gorging herself on all things gluten. It seemed like a good plan.
In March, I finally got the results back from the test. I definitely have Celiac disease. So, I walked out of the doctor's office and never ate gluten again. Well, not intentionally at least.
It wasn't very hard to say goodbye to the food: breads, pastas, burgers, fast food, etc. Especially when, after the first few weeks, I felt better than I had in years. What has been hard to let go of is the convenience.
Being Celiac is a royal pain in the butt. Well, except that for the first time it's without the pain in the butt! However, it's all about planning. If I can be at home, with my own ingredients, I am fine. I know what I can eat, I know what I have on hand, and it's all good. Easy, even.
What I miss is being able to drive through a fast-food joint and grab something to go because I'm in a hurry. Being lazy is just not something I'm willing to let go yet.