A week ago I had an epiphany that I am totally able to just not have something. Yes, this thought came in the shower, like all good thought do. What I was thinking about was how to cut down on eating bread, pasta, and other carbs. I realized that I don't drink alcohol because, like Gretchin Rubin points out I am a classic abstainer. It is easier for me to just not have something all together than to have little bits of something like a moderator would do. I just give it up. That way I don't have to think about it.
So, that day, I just gave up bread. That's it. No big deal. I would just stop eating bread.
Skip forward a week when we realize that the specific thyroid disorder that our daughter has is now thought to be a gluten intolerance. Remember the whole hives in her eyes thing? All related.
Now I'm not just giving up bread to try to eat less carbs, I am giving it up to be supportive of our daughter and because it is quite possible that I am the genetic carrier of this. Our plan right now is to eat what we have and then just not replace it. Easy peasy... well, until I am out and there are crackers, pasta, bread and pie, but we will cross that road when we get it.