Hi, I’m Geochick.

Welcome to my blog. What started out as a private blog to document our adoption journey has evolved into my journey through therapy and spiritual awakening. Without our struggles to build a family, I’m not sure I’d be waking up, and for that I’m grateful.

Yeast Free Diets

I'm still being whiny

The laundry list of what's supposed to be off my diet:

Sugar and any version thereof

Beer and Wine - wah 
Tomato sauce
Coffee and tea - uh, NO
Fruit - all of it except really tart apples and white grapefruit
Soy sauce
Bread made with yeast
Processed meats (lunch meat, etc)
Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.
Processed foods (crackers, chips, all the easy snack stuff)
Artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols.
Brewers yeast (duh)
Some say starchy veggies like corn, carrots and potatos
Some also say any flour

Eating at a restaurant - laughable really

When I've followed it before I've managed to only follow some of the rules because otherwise I'd go nuts.  Typically these are the things I've been able to limit:  sugar, mushrooms, fruit, milk, artificial sweetener, peanuts, vinegar (sort of).  But to do a really "clean" diet is a bitch and a half.  And this is at home, not traveling!

So far I've only really eliminated sugar because I'm not used to planning so much for snacks (the hardest part) so I end up eating crackers (trying to choose the yeast-free ones at least).  And I'm working on the beer/wine part.  Vodka soda is just so damn boring.

So, we'll be in N.Y.C in a few days...goddamn if I'm not going to eat a bagel and some pizza!  Not to mention all the other yummy options I've been reading up on.  In addition we'll also be in Bost.on the land of Dun.kin Do.nuts and fried clams.  yum.  And we're going to my cousin's wedding which has turned into major family drama.  Ick, stressful.  Not good timing.  And after that trip comes the work travel.  Then Halloween!  You should see me stare longingly at those's pb. cups.  I hardly ever eat candy but I love little Halloween candies.  *pout*.

Jeez, after the infertility and vulv.odynia bullshit you'd think I'd catch a break somewhere.  Woe is me.


Happy Tuesday (or something)