Looking back, it is astonishing to me that I last posted here mid-October. I guess that these past two months, I have been more involved trying to live my life than even thinking about it. During that interval, I stepped carefully away from the LEAP food sensitivity protocol to begin to add additional foods back into my diet (with limited success: still can't eat wheat, though spelt is fine, and I can't quite tell about green beans), I made good friends with my CPAP machine and feel as though I've gotten my sense of self back, and my overall health is sufficiently improved that when I do get colds (such as the one I came home with from KlezKamp), they are just colds and not major illnesses. These are all wonderful signs of progress.
On the negative side of the balance sheet, my ankle, back and knees still hurt when I walk or stand too much, I have yet to get back into a strength training routine, and I still turn too quickly to food for comfort.
I'd say that the positives way outweigh the negatives. And that is a very good thing.
So here, on the cusp of this new year, I know what to work on next and have more energy to do so than I can remember in recent history.
I am grateful to all of you who have followed my story so far and expressed support and compassion.
May we all have much love, laughter, and interesting adventures in 2011.
A hui hou.