It's been 17 days since I've gone gluten free. In some ways, it's been a real adjustment. I keep finding things I will never be able to have again -- Wunderbars! Oreo Blizzards! camp hot dogs on buns! -- but I have also found things that I do like and I can eat. So, I'm making adjustments.
I find I actually like quinoa.
I'm eating healthier and I feel better. No stomach pain, lessened headaches, no bloating, no excess gas (oh, the things you learn about me), no other intestinal issues. I feel better. Unless I accidentally ingest something gluten and then it's like the gates of hell unleashed in my stomach, but you know, for the most part, I feel better.
I've also lost 12 pounds since I was diagnosed with Celiac disease. Apparently, the doc's suggestion that all gluten products (because they couldn't be processed) were just going directly to fat storage, wasn't such a far off thing. I still feel fat, but I'm less heavy than I was. So there is that.
It's going to be a long haul. For the most part, I'm pretty glad for it.