I don’t know about you, but this one word is on my mind. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Everything I consume, I’m evaluating it in my head whether it’s healthy or not.

First, I’m like within reach of getting to exactly where I want to be. Which means I’m going to work extra hard since I’m so close. I’ve managed to lose a lot and maintain. And with a trip to NYC in a few months, I’m going to start busting my butt. I know I can get there.

But not even the weight part. I always have to think about what I’m consuming.

When I started college, I broke out in crazy hives. I had an allergy test done to see what it was, and of course I was allergic to everything outside. Who isn’t? But I also found out I was allergic to peanuts and potatoes.

The peanuts, I’ve never had trouble with. But that’s a scary one because I know people who have peanut allergies can have their throat swell. So I avoid it.

Potatoes….that’s the one that makes people freak out. “OMG, you’re allergic to potatoes? How do you live without them?”

Trust me, you can. It’s not easy, especially if you’re going to eat fast food, but it helps you eat healthier in some ways. I went from that being one of my favorite foods to never eating it again. It’s awkward. Sometimes people tell me it’s in my head, or try to figure out ways I can eat them.

I don’t care. It doesn’t bother me, really.

If I were to eat potatoes, thankfully I don’t break out in crazy hives or have my throat swell up, I just don’t feel well. It’s just enough to make me care less to have potatoes ever again. It made sense to find that out, it made everything make sense. All that time I wasn’t sure what made me feel blah. Potatoes.

But it seems ever since I found out about the food allergies, I’ve really noticed a lot of foods bother me. It’s frustrating. It’s frustrating to have to plan around food. It would be wonderful to be freed from not having to one worry about calories, but also wonder how it’s going to make me feel.

One day, I hope.

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