A little paleo scandal…

So my friend Felicia made me these tiny cookies (full of everything bad but purely delicious). I’ll admit to cheating because sometimes a tiny headache is worth it. No shame 🙂

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It’s been about 2 months since I learned about my allergies. And I’m happy to say that (despite my moments of cheating) I’ve never felt better. And this whole time I thought being tired and spacy was my personality! I hope what I share here may encourage any of you who face similar challenges.

I’ll admit many days are still difficult. We live in a consumer-focused, fast-paced world, one that likes food cheap, easy, to go, regardless of the consequences. I’m currently working as a barista and can’t eat most of the food I handle throughout the day. A customer recently handed back his cinnamon roll because we didn’t have a microwave nearby. And I thought- What is your problem? At least you can eat it!

I often devote an hour to two a day preparing food, and more on the weekends so I have leftovers throughout the week. ImageThere are the little glimmers of hope- like anything successful I post here, supportive family and friends, and living in Seattle- I’ve become more like a hipster (haha) through this challenge. Chaco Canyon in U District is great for anyone who’s local! Also I’ve heard good things about Flying Apron in Fremont (although both these places are more expensive).

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Lastly, I’m so thankful for my relationship with Jesus Christ in working through this life change. There’s a verse about how He is our “daily bread.” And it’s true, He is a source of life, strength, and hope for me every day– even more than food. I’m thankful for the reminders about everything I do have, when I’m willing to look around. And when I do this, these food restrictions don’t seem so awful anymore.

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