So after my emotional last post, it’s time to take it down a notch. Last year I made two resolutions:
- Floss almost every day
- Exercise more
I am thrilled to say I actually kept both of those. I purchased a Fitbit halfway through the year that really helped me achieve the second goal. I lost three pounds from exercising and another five after going GF, so I’m down 8 pounds. I’m back in my skinny jeans too. Not too shabby!
This year I have new goals:
- Bake more
- Blog more
- Pray more
Tonight I threw together a batch of King Arthur Flour GF brownies. I don’t have pics yet because they’re still cooling, but they smell delicious. I’m past the point of trying cheap GF mixes anymore. I am definitely a KAF girl! I’ll branch out and try new things, but if I am needing a serious “I miss my old life” fix, KAF does the trick of putting me back in my happy place.
I also made breakfast for dinner at little one’s request. Gluten free waffles from Whole Note were a hit! The fact that they were in the shape of Mickey Mouse may have made them taste just a little better. You can find them on Amazon if you need a decent waffle mix. I always add a pinch of salt and a splash of vanilla to ANY sweet mix, and doing so here did not disappoint.
As for blogging more, we’ll see how that goes. This is my second post in the last week, so it’s a start.
And praying … This is probably the hardest. I’ve never been a big “kneel in my closet and have prayer time” person. I’ve always just talked to God throughout my day like a conversation. Last week I realized how much the conversations have slowed. I resolved to open up the lines of communication again. Tonight I prayed that God would allow me to feel whatever it is that is going on. When I am sad over celiac, worried about his future, or even angry, I tend to hit pause on the feeling and ignore until it goes away. I want to feel whatever it is that’s going on with my heart, process, and move on. It’s time to grow. Praying more is a part of that.
So here’s to a better 2016 … May it be calmer than 2015, and may I start to figure out a little bit more what life looks like sans gluten.