Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I am sick of the GFCF Diet

We have been on this diet for 2 years and 11 months now and never once during this time have I expressed negative feelings towards it.

It isn't like I have a choice and I want to present a positive picture for Andy - and I think part of the reason that he is so accepting of his diet is that he follows my example.

But today I just want to vent and get it all out. I am sick of this damn diet!

I know today is going to be a bad day for Andy. Even though we don't celebrate Halloween, they do at school (he is taking a costume to school - we allow him to choose to participate or not - last year he chose not to) and the other kids will be able to eat their treats without regard to what they contain. His will be put in his backpack to be brought home and checked over before he can eat any. If he is lucky, there will be one treat that he recognizes that will not have red 40 in it that he can just eat - but that is a rarity.

I am sick of spending my entire weekends cooking so that we will have enough left overs to eat during the week since I get home from work too late to cook a meal from scratch during the week.

I am sick of having to veto vacation ideas because we can't get a reservation anywhere with a full kitchen.

I am sick of not having the option of going out to eat very many places.

I am just sick and tired of how this diet controls our lives.

Will we stay on the diet? Of course we will. The course has been set and we will continue to sail along, but I don't have to like it.

Is it really that bad? I guess not. We do eat healthier and in cooking from scratch it isn't that much more expensive than a regular diet. We do all feel better on the diet.

Is it really that hard? No, and it does get easier over time.

So what is your beef today lady? THAT IT IS NOT FAIR TO MY CHILD! That is all - it stinks to have to put a child on this diet.

There, now that I have vented I feel better.


patty/mysonseth said...

I second that-i guess you know what its like to tell your child he can't have a snickers candy bar-its the pits:(

Kathi said...

Thanks for the comment. It is the pits anytime we have to tell our kids they can't have something. The parties at school are the worst - why, oh why do they have to give kids candy at school?

Wendy Hawkinson said...

We have just started putting our little guy, Evan on this diet. It is taking over our entire life. I feel like the time I spend figuring out what he can eat, I could be spending with him. I just can't imagine him being on this diet the rest of his life. It seems so unfair....

I have spent the last three days reading through your blog looking for products and recipes.

Thank you so much for sharing all this information.

~Wendy Hawkinson

Kathi said...

Wendy - it is so very unfair.

But I am glad that my blog has been useful to you.

It does get easier I promise.