This is my 200th post. Well, not the 200th post I've started...but the 200th published post.
Quite a milestone, although 200 posts in 5 years isn't very many at all.
But looking over the past 5 years, what a journey it's been. I've learned a lot about the corn free life. And the gluten free life. Not to mention dairy free, for my oldest.
I've come close to going breatharian. But not by choice!
When I first started this blog, it seemed like I was living on rice. And now...now, my diet's quite a bit more varied.
No, I can't have corn or any of it's derivatives. But...There's a lot I can have.
There's the rice, of course. And rice pasta. But there's also quinoa flakes, and cream of buckwheat cereal. There's applesauce and cheese. There's peanut butter. I can have eggs, too. And chicken. And tuna.
I can have spinach, peas, peppers and artichokes. Sweet potatoes and parsnips. I can have blueberries, apples, pears and raisins (as long as they're cooked or soaked first). I can even have bananas (well, certain bananas...it's a corn thing.)
And of course, I can have chocolate.
In the past 5 years, we've even developed a variety of recipes for sweets that work for us. We have white cake, and chocolate cake. We have cookies...chocolate chip, sugar and most recently quinoa raisin. We even have muffins.
I suppose it doesn't sound like much. But if you'd been on the journey with us all along, you'd know how miraculous it seems to us.
And I've gained weight. It's a post in progress, but I'll make the announcement now. I've been over a hundred pounds for nearly a full year. That's a milestone, the first time since I've started this blog. It's a real sign that the light at the end of the tunnel is close. Still maybe blinding, and there are still some shaky spots ahead, but it's there.