On this day of thanks, I have started to reflect on all the wonderful things I am very grateful for. To begin with, I am so thankful for my great health. This time last year my health was started to fall apart. I’m so happy that I have come a long way from last Thanksgiving. I have never felt better.
Much of my health improvements couldn’t have been made without the love and support of my family, my amazing boyfriend and my awesome roommate. My mom has probably been the most supportive. As someone who, too, has struggled with illness, she knows how hard and scary being sick can be. She also is the one who really believed in that I could stick to the SCD and make it work. When my doctor was doubtful, my mom was right there with me, standing my ground and convincing the doctor that it was so worth it.
I am so grateful for finding the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. With that appreciation, I can’t even begin to express the gratitude I have for the creators of all the blogs, web sites, and recipe books that I have found. Without you, SCDers, I would have never tried this diet. I would have never known that a diet change can heal. I would have tried every medication and probably hated every moment of it because I hate, hate, hate taking meds. So, thankful, fellow SCDers, you were my inspiration.
In other festive news, my mom and I have been cooking up an SCD storm! I was a little nervous about my first SCD Thanksgiving, but I can’t wait to eat now! My mom and I made Lemon Meringue Pie, Pumpkin Pie, and Candied Walnuts. We’re also experiment with making a mashed celery root recipe and making some turkey gravy. I can’t to try it out. I’m hoping to post some pictures and recipes as well as input on the results. That may have to wait until tomorrow.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Eat, drink, and be merry! Tell your loved ones how much you appreciate them and remember all the great things you have in your life.