Gluttony, the often dismissed deadly sin

rose-elena-503170-unsplashI had to “give up” sugar and gluten because of Lyme Disease. I put give up in quotation marks because I’ve been known the occasionally cheat on this diet, but over all, I’ve stuck to it pretty well, way better than I ever thought I would.

It was ridiculously hard to change my diet so dramatically. Gluten and sugar are two of my favorite food groups, one or both seem to be in everything I love to eat. It was a serious adjustment, even more so because I, like most first world citizens, was addicted to sugar. Missing the foods is one thing, seriously craving them as I went through withdraws was another.

But the withdraw symptoms only lasted two weeks and when I got to the other side I found that turning sweets down was easier. It was then when I started getting the same comments over and over again. People were always eager to tell me how they could never give up gluten or sugar. They couldn’t do it. It was too hard. There wasn’t enough reasons to do so. They wouldn’t even want to try.

Well, who would?

But all these comments lead me to start thinking about gluttony in different terms. It made me realize how many people have dismissed it. Myself included.

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Posin’ Pumpkin’

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I went to the farmers market for the first time today. It’s stupid that I’ve never been before seeing as I’ve lived here my whole life! I enjoyed it and bought a craft vanilla hand lotion and a my grandmother’s Christmas gift. All in all it was a good trip. I should have known I would love it because whenever I’ve been to a market in other cities I’ve loved it! How strange is it that this little Carolina girl went to one in Paris before she went to one in her home town.

I’ve been finding out more and more things to do in Greensboro. I really don’t know how I missed it all for all these years. I’d really recommend that everyone reading this dig in and find out if there is anything you’ve been missing in your home town. You don’t have to go far to explore!