Ecto theme

I am still sticking with it. Did try to find more information about it on the web to no avail. If it has to be a journey of discovery, so be it. At the moment I am lost between menus, pages and categories. I cannot connect the blog post to the pages I would like them to be on. My idea is to have different pages with different topics and add posts to them according to the relevance. Making pages static and grouping all posts into one skein with endless scrolling does not work for me. I don’t know it is the theme or me. Probably me. But as I said I am sticking with it.

Update: 2019 – I still like this theme 🙂

 

Sea pic
Boat and the sea

 

Wheat free for 3 months

So I did try it at the end. When I finished my regular detox which I will mention in some other post and thought to myself: “How to keep this good thing going?” I did feel lighter and fresh and did not want to loose that lovely feeling. I did read about wheat on the net and did worry about my daughter that she might be allergic to it. Fortunately she is not and neither am I. But I thought to myself. Going wheat free will not hurt. I will see for myself if something happens or not. Of course, my main motivator was and idea that it will help me to loose weight.

After three months of wheat-free diet I have observed the following: I look less bloated in the mirror, I do not have swelling in my legs in the late afternoon and my gums stopped bleeding. I am very happy about these results, however when it comes to weight loss – I did not loose any weight. My T-shirt is looser around the waist but only I know it. People around me did not notice anything. Do I look more toned? No. That will have to be sorted with exercise – but I kind of knew that. Do I have more energy on this diet? Sadly, no. I am still dependent on my cup of coffee.

I will carry on for another three months and see if I have some more profound results. Now I have another detox ahead and that I hope will motivate me to carry on this little experiment of mine. So far my verdict: yes, it will make you healthier but no, it will not make you loose weight.

Update: I am trying to avoid white wheat as much as I can but I do occasionally crave it and give in. I have a white toast or white pasta about once a week. I wish whole wheat or rice pasta was enough for me but sadly not. Also I am thinking that what makes me bloated after eating wheat is actually the yeast in it. It is just a theory at the moment but I did note that even whole wheat or spelt bread sometimes does not agree with me. So for me it might be the yeast not the gluten…

Update: 2019 – I think it is very hard to go wheat-free for long period. I do try to use various flours and recently become to love spelt.  Buckwheat flour unfortunately has and aftertaste for me. I know that lots of people recommend wholewheat flour – for me it is just too heavy and dense. I do best on yeast-free products – can really see the difference and spelt products are good for me too. I recommend to reduce wheat consumption as I know that eliminating it all together is difficult 🙂

avocado as a source of healthy fat
Can’t go wrong with avocado toast

Hello world! Ehm, anybody there?

So the title from Word Press is Hello World. How fitting. I really feel as if I am opening the doors. That is why I am not changing the title. At least for now. So what is going to be all about? I admire all the people who have a clear cut idea about their mission and start writing their first post without any hesitation. Not me…It was bit of a impulse. Little bit like an impulse buy if you know what I mean. No preparation and no mission. It is only now in retrospect I can see what lead me to it.

The reasons for starting this blog were simple really. One day when looking at some old photos of my great grand parents I thought: “I would love to know what they were thinking about, dreaming about, I would love to have a peek into their world…”.  And that is what I am trying to do with this blog. It is an attempt to create a honest window into my world. Secondly, it is a part of my self-discovery as I believe most of the blogs are. And last but not least I do hope to connect with people who are on the same wave. If some of my writings makes them smile or makes them feel good that is enough for me.

And one more thing to mention. I am not a native English speaker. So pardon my English 🙂