This week has been very eventful, especially for my autoimmune paleo journey. Both the boys ended up with this dreaded tummy virus, which really took up a lot of my time. So with having less time to cook, I did step off slightly by using nightshades occasionally. Especially since my brain fog has been suffering with everything we’ve got going on, I needed to get back on my ashwaghanda.
Oh yeah, we’ve had more going on than just the stomach bug. Turns out, after only 6 months living in Nashville, we are headed back home to Charlotte! We are so excited to be going back, and can’t wait to see our friends and go back to our church and settle back in. 🙂
So, back to the AIP. This week I used soups a lot, just because they’re easy. A little bit of prep work goes a long way with a soup, and they can just be such a complete, healthy meal! And it makes a ton of leftovers, which comes in so handy if you’re traveling or packing 😉
Autoimmune Paleo for Healing
(Chicken & Veggie Soup, Sauteed chicken with vegetables, Squash and spinach soup, Chicken, veggie & squash soup)- Recipes coming soon!
We have used SO much chicken this week, it’s crazy. We usually buy in bulk (40 pound packages) from Zaycon a few times a year, because we get it so cheap ($1.69/lb), but now that we are moving, we have to use up as much as we can so we can easily move it! It’s not going to be simple to move a deep freezer full of chicken 500 miles away!
I’ve been getting a little bit tired of eating the same things for several meals in a row, but I can’t really do it a different way because it saves time. It’s also been difficult with all of the stress of moving and whatnot to not unwind with a glass of wine at the end of the night and pack a few boxes. So I might have slipped a little there, too. But autoimmune paleo is really not super easy to stick to, to I’m not beating myself up about it.
Being on such a limited diet is hard. I don’t always eat perfectly. And you know what? That’s ok. If perfection is our only standard, we are going to fail 100% of the time. We aren’t able to be perfect, that’s why we need Christ. We need grace. We need to stop the judging of each other and ourselves, and just be supportive, encouraging, and helpful.
Did you fail at something this week? It’s ok to admit it. I always want to be transparent and authentic here. I don’t have it all together, and I don’t want to pretend to. It’s too much work, and frankly, I’m too lazy to hold up the charade of perfection and parade it around so others can think differently about me. I am who I am. People will love it or hate it, but hey, it helps narrow down the real friends for me real quick 😉
You’re welcome to join me on this journey. I’d love to have a companion! We can share recipes, talk about the difficulties, be honest with each other, and even cheat with chocolate (or wine!) on the hardest days. Because you know what? We’re human. We aren’t perfect. And it’s ok to be who God made us to be. If you fall off, shake it off and get back on. Don’t beat yourself up for doing something that everyone does. Just keep going. That’s all that matters is you keep trying.
(Chocolate mousse)- Recipe!
I understand what you’re going through. The hardest things in life are even harder if you’re doing them alone (like autoimmune paleo diets or other such craziness). Let’s all support each other, and make this part of our lives a little easier 🙂