Saturday, April 10, 2010

Day 17 -- Gluten free and not homicidal

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.


  1. (Why yes, I did instantly go and look up Dairy Queen's gluten-free menu. These things are important!)

  2. Good thing you don't have a nut allergy too... then all things DQ (and most ice cream) would be out. I could sooo drive to PA right now for a blizzard.

  3. Good for you! You're tough. That's what I like about you. Plus you have a cute dog.

  4. "like the gates of hell unleashed in my stomach"

    You will be an entry in your auntie Ev's Book of Butchered Metaphors.

    Try Hounds of Hell unleashed

  5. If you dry roast the quinoa in a hot fry pan for about three minutes before cooking it, it adds a really nice nutty flavour. Quinoa also offers you a whole protein, I think, but don't quote me on that.


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