grateful for health

This morning, I succumbed to the summer cold that’s traipsing around, so it might seem strange to write about being grateful for my health. The fact remains that my health is better than it has been in years, and all because I traced the source of most of my nagging problems to ingesting gluten.  (This is why, for those of you who are starting to read my journal now, I am on a gluten-free diet; it is not a fad diet, but a diet required by an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine called Celiac Disease. Read up on this before lecturing me about how diets are bad for me.)

Despite making such a huge breakthrough recently, I have much more work to go on my health. I need to find a daily exercise regimen that I will stick to, unlike going to the gym or jogging.  I might return to tai chi chuan, as that had the double benefit of improving my fitness as well as my state of mind.

(This entry is part of one month of gratitude.)

2 thoughts on “grateful for health

  1. You’ll get those, unfortunately, the comments about it being a “diet of choice.” If only we had been given the ability to choose! I have seen a book advertising eating gluten-free as the New Thing. I wanted to write a letter to the publisher verbally throttling the author.

  2. If anyone gives you crap, I’d be saying “Dieting is not the same as following dietary choices that don’t leave me wanting to pull my intestines out my ears. If you have a problem with it, perhaps you’d like me to demonstrate on your intestines.”

    Course, I am not a nice person:)

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