I just ate my cheat meal from the end of my transformation.
The week leading up to my cheat meal – – here were my thoughts:
“This morning, I left the house without my makeup on. I looked in the mirror and it’s the first time I was not completely ashamed of my face. For the past three or four years, I have been struggling with rosacea and adult acne—just all of these crazy breakouts. I’ve been to dermatologists, spas. I’ve been checked out by so many people, but I just quit because their diagnosis doesn’t get me any closer to healing.
I took a friend of mine out for a lunch for her birthday and she ended up blessing me in return. At that lunch, “I just really want to talk to you about something serious.” I’m like, “Okay. Maybe I shouldn’t have invited you out for lunch.” I’m kidding but serious at the same time. You know what I’m talking about. Like, I can this be avoided for some more serious time, not this light, fun conversation. Let’s not take this out here. So I’m ready, I’ve got my shield up. You’ve got your guns blowing. “What do you want to say to me that is serious?”
So she just said, “You know, your face. It doesn’t look healthy.” I’m like, “You mean I’m not doing a good job of covering it up with forty tons of makeup and trying to look best every day? You’re calling me out on this? I know it looked horrible.” She said, “You know Sheri, I think what is happening on your face is coming from your stomach. I really just want to encourage you to consider deleting wheat out of your diet for a while. I think if you do, I think you will find that your face will clear up.”
Since November of 2013. I’ve been trying to get these bad foods out of my diet. But I just didn’t have the self-control. It’s unbelievable to me how addicting sugar, wheat, all of these GMOs are. They are addictive.
So October 15th of 2014, I deleted wheat, dairy, and sugar out of my diet. I’ve been off it for a while except for a few cheat meals. I think I’ve had three cheat meals since I started.
Every single time, I introduced gluten back into my system at a cheat meal, my face breaks out. It itches. It gets all swollen. It looks like acne. It swells up like acne. It just itches fiercely.
I haven’t had a cheat meal since around March 10th. Today is April 26. So that’s a long time to have today be the first day that I wake up and feel like my face is clear.
My next cheat meal is next week. It’s coming up very soon. I feel like I am at a cross roads. I am at a dilemma. Do I cheat with wheat or not? Do I have what I want to eat or do I stick with what’s best with my stomach and my face? Do I want to go through this again? Am I an idiot? Yes, I am an idiot.
I mean, everyone is an idiot. We throw things—garbage—in our mouth every single day and call it food. We call it pleasure. “It tastes good. I’m not gonna give up what I have!” The truth is just some things are just not good for us. So if it wreaks havoc in my face like that, what is it doing to my gut and my stomach, and my intestines and all of my cells?”
I just want to encourage you today, if you have a reoccurring problem, check your food. Check your blood type. See what’s right for your blood type and see if there is something that you could consider switching out.
TODAY – I have since clobbered my Transformation celebration Cheat meal – and it was amazing!! I was so ready for it.
However, tonight – my face is breaking out. It is turning red. My stomach has been SO upset! Was it worth it? Not hardly. I feel sick, bloated, and just miserable.