Thanks Betorq. Next Saturday the kids and I are moving into an apartment because I am getting a divorce. At the moment, 85% dark chocolate and I are an inseperable team. Once things are "settled" and I am no longer exposed to certain stressors on a daily basis, I plan to give up the chocolate and tubers/starchy veggies. To be honest, I didnt plan to give up raw milk until then either, but I got motivated after my eat wheat and rice day. I am reading The Diet Cure by Julia Ross and have started taking L Tyrosine, DL Phenylalanine as well as some GABA and then melatonin and 5-HTP for sleeping since I am kind of addicted to benadryl after years of dependence on it while working 12 hour over night shifts.
But I totally agree that what I SHOULD be eating is meat, green leafy veggies, fruit, healthy oils, and going easy on the nuts/seeds. On August 7, the kids will be staying with their dad for a last before school starts visit. I expect them to be gone 6 days. If I havent cut out starchy veggies and chocolate by then, then I plan to do it then. That should be a nice stretch of good sleep and low stress. I think I am also hoping that giving up milk is all I need to do and I can lose weight and still eat carrots and sweet potatoes. By then, it should be apparent if that is working for me or not. I expect that I will have to give up the starchy goodness, though. I'd be willing to give up sweet potatoes and carrots if it meant I could eat cheese, though.
It's just another day in paradise
As you stumble to your bed
You'd give anything to silence
Those voices ringing in your head
You thought you could find happiness
Just over that green hill
You thought you would be satisfied
But you never will-
Learn to be still