I told you in my last post that my word for 2013 is MODERATION. Well it looks like I moderated myself write out of blogging! All things in moderation, but still do some things!
Our lives have been a little crazy these days. So many things out of my control ( are they ever in my control???), I found myself feeling completely overwhelmed. And I was sick. All. The. Time.
After 9 years of either nursing a baby or being pregnant with a baby, I finally was free of both those things in November when I weaned The Baby. Then my body freaked out. I hadn’t needed a metabolism in like 9 years. So I immediate gained the 10 lbs. I had worked hard to lose! And then I was getting sick every night. Like EVERY night. I was nauseous so much, that after weeks of pain and sickness Lovey Hubby even noticed. Lets just say it was taking a toll, me being sick every night.
I began to wonder about wheat and grains when I had allergic reactions to quinoa 2 times. I know what you are thinking, quinoa? Who is allergic to quinoa? I wasn’t. I ate it once a week or so for 2 years. Then BAM! After eating one night I was sicker than I ever remember being! Laying on the cold bathroom tile wishing I could throw up or get rid if whatever poisoned me ( I thought it was uncooked pork). But nothing happened! Just horrid pain and nausea. That didn’t go away till 3 am. I was convinced it was pork. So the next week we had quinoa again… This time I was still at the dinner table when I began to feel sick again. Same story as last week. But this time as I lay there miserable, I figured I couldn’t have food poisoning again. The quinoa was the only common ingredient. So the next morning I googled quinoa allergy. I began reading my story all over other blogs. Women who had eaten quinoa for years, suddenly very ill after eating it. Terrible pain till 3 am. I was so sad. I love quinoa.
After that I paid more attention and found I was sickest after eating any grains of any kind. I’d had enough! On December 1st, I went grain and sugar free. Yes, during the holidays. And no, it wasn’t hard. I was so tired of being sick, that I just didn’t care. I didn’t miss it one bit. And thanks to Pinterest, I had wonderful recipes at my fingertips. I am no stranger gluten free foods or lifestyles. A number of my friends are gluten free and have allergies. I am not ready to say I have a gluten allergy or anything, but I am 100% better since loosing the grains and sugar.
So technically I am eating a Paleo diet. And I am feeling so great. No headaches. No exhaustion. No tummy aches. And life is just as stressful. Lots of turmoil in the extended family. My tummy is better but my heart is broken. For awhile there we thought I might have an ulcer.
But like I said, Pinterest has been such a great tool for me to use. My board is called ‘Wheat A Minute The Cure’. I have made so many of the things I’ve pinned and I am loving it! I had a party last Friday night and made everything gluten-free and sugar-free. Everyone raved about the food! Mommy night out and no guilt! I will be positing all about the food I made in the next few days. For now, go check out m board and tell me what you think. Are you gluten-free? Why? Has it been hard?
Well, I am off to make a yummy dinner for me and the kiddos- Cauliflower Pizza! Recipe can be found on my board!