This is not my first time greeting a new year with an incredibly irritating illness, and I’m guessing it won’t be my last. The interesting thing about being sick on NYE is that you’re all, “I vow to be healthier next year!” because you’re just really fucking tired of being sick. So yes, that is where I’m at and I am contemplating monthly B-12 shots along with a Whole 30 diet as much as possible, and never eating sugar again. Redonk.
A great way to start that is by serving up a chocolate fondue with dipping marshmallows and gluten-free pretzels. But you know what? There is one healthy snack on the end of those toothpicks. It’s Larabars! Cut those little suckers up and go to town on some dark chocolate so you can get your gluten-free dessert on while not feeling horribly sugar-fied and gross. Plus, remember that whole antioxidant thing? Yeah, eat this. My kids freaking love it.
Luckily we got a used copy of “Just Dance” for our Kinect so they could work all of that chocolate sauce off. Pro tip: Spring for the “I Like to Move It” remix for optimum kid dancing hilarity.
But seriously, this time of year is for reflecting and I’m always annoyed at having to take stock re: food and stuffs that goes into my body. After all, I’m constantly watching what I eat on account of that gosh darn celiac, so WTF??? Sigh. Fine, so here’s what I should do in 2014:
More sleep, less stress, more fun. Maybe more Larabars.
Bam. That’s it. ‘Eff IT.
What are your resolutions?
I LOVE this post. It is so true. It seems like every New Years we all make resolutions on how to be a better version of us – healthier, happier, at X amount of pounds, etc. – and these resolutions almost always fail. 2013 has not been a good year for me health wise after a celiac disease diagnosis and celiac complications that landed me in the hospital. And going Whole 30 or doing B12 shots is sounding better and better. Really, though, I love your resolution. Enjoying life at whatever health we are, because as much as we try, as much as we tweak in our eating or lifestyle, sometimes we are just gonna be sick. At least we should be happy, grateful, unstressed sickies at that! 🙂
Right on, Casey!!!!
Thanks for all of your posts. They’re funny AND informative. Can’t get better than that. AND you provide recipes. Two-fer!
Thanks so much Connie! I love being a two-fer. HNY to you.
Ha Ha Ha!! More Lara bars – that’s funny 😉 For me, I will just keep on eating MORE AND MORE spaghetti squash, yep, that’s what I do! I am the queen of spaghetti squash eating! LOL! 😉 Happy New years!!!
YUMMMMM, I also love the spaghetti squash. Happy new year!
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New year’ rez is out dee door. Gotta love the Lara bars, homemade even better. The Whole 30 thing, well, it sounds great but I have a hard time with a Whole 30 DAY. What can I say, I’m weak. So what I’m going to do is just add all those DAYS up and hope at the end of the year they make 30. I too am going for happy and forever grateful. If I gain an ounce of healthy, glass is half full! (And, no, it’s not vodka. Well, maybe.)