Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Celiac's Silver Lining...

Is that I lost 26 pounds in about 2 1/2 months.

Yes, dear friends, I found out in June that I have Celiac's Disease and am gluten intolerant. All that Daring Baking and Tuesdays with Dorie was making me feel even more miserable than usual. Once I figured it out and started eating gluten free it made a world of difference. I feel 1000% percent better. I have energy and my moods are more level and I'm just... well, happy. I've been eating almost no carbs at all (for fear of cross contamination) and have had to buy all new clothes. (The Pants of Shame went to Goodwill about a month ago.)

So, this is why I've dropped off the face of the blog. I've been trying to get my new lifestyle into the groove and just haven't had the time or inclination to document and photograph everything I put in my mouth. In the beginning I was thinking about food ALL THE TIME and just didn't want to feel compelled to write about it too. I've found tons and tons of great resources and blogs from other people, so I'm grateful for that, but I'm not ready to jump in there also.

I may pop in and out here, but I'm still in my coocoon stage and taking baby steps in the learning process. I still follow your blogs, but not as regularly as I'd like. I am so proud of you for continuing onward!

Be sweet, take care and allez cuisine!

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  1. Thanks for the update. Glad to know to you're feeling well and happy! :-)

  2. And here I thought you grew tired of your blog. I love your blog! It's one that I hit periodically. I'm glad you're feeling better. Cya around!!

  3. My best friend was diagnosed with celiac several years ago, and the transition was difficult for her because she hates being in the kitchen, and she was forced to think about cooking differently. It all evens out eventually, and kudos to you for losing the weight and feeling tons better. I've been reading tons of things lately about how grains and especially gluten are harmful for all of us, not just those with a diagnosis. We've reduced our carbs, and might be limiting gluten too. Very interesting for someone in two baking groups, as you found! Good luck with everything; you're in my Reader, in case you come back to posting.

  4. Kudos to you for cutting out gluten. I know its hard, but it becomes a life style change and eventually just becomes the new you. I was diagnosed with Lupus about 7 years ago - I was tired of medications only treated the symptoms. After seeing a homeopathic doctor, I cut the gluten and was able to get off all of my medications which were doing more harm than good. I was amazed to learn that gluten is linked to inflammation. Keep it up - your body will thank you!!!


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