Becoming starch-free has been one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do. For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, that means no corn, wheat, peas, beans, rice, potatoes, or any thing that ends in starch (corn starch, etc). This takes out a good portion of food. I have found over the last few months, that even though it is hard, it is something I can do. I have messed up a couple of times, don't we all, but so far I've done pretty good. Many have told me they could never do this, it would be impossible for them. As with anything, it depends on your reason for doing it. When I am starch-free I can move like I have no handicap. This means cycling, rollerskating, hiking, and most of all playing with my kids using no fore-arm canes. My kids are teenagers now and I want to spend as much time as I can with them making great memories. Very soon, they will have families of their own and I want all of us to look back and remember these wonderful times. I have no idea what is in my future when it comes to this disease. But no one will ever be able to say I didn't try EVERYTHING possible to at least slow it down.
So here are my reasons. First, for myself, because I am worth it. Second, for my husband. Third, is for my kids.