Thursday, August 26, 2010

It's a new day....

So everyday I wake up hoping I can stay gluten-free/wheat free. How about you? it's a daily battle. You manage to have a healthy enough breakfast such as corn flakes with banana. Then you head to work where all the goodies await you! Muffins, scones, chocolate bars, etc. Now, we don't have that stuff at work everyday but on any given day there will always be at least some cookies that I should avoid. The key to staying gluten-free/wheat free is all in the planning. I find that if I don't plan my meals for the day then I'm sunk. Luckily, I usually bring a small amount of dinner leftovers. Today I didn't do too well. I hadn't done my grocery shopping and the cupboards were bare. So I ended up eating a scone! My energy levels have dropped. No surprise there. Next time I go shopping, I'm buying extra so that I don't have to cave in again. So here's to concentrating more on planning!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A year gone!

Well, it's been about a year since I wrote. Sorry about that. I had to sideline this project to attend to more pressing things in my life.

As for my gluten-free living? Well, it's had its ups and downs!! I have found that my intolerance is getting worse. There was a time when I could eat products containing wheat and gluten a little bit each day. Such as having half a bagel for breakfast or a muffin without feeling the consequences. Ah! Yes! The consequences! Well, let's see. Perhaps I should talk about how gluten and wheat affects me. If I've had too much in too short a period, I would, firstly, get very bloated. Then my energy levels will drop and I get very tired. I have particularly noticed the effects in the morning. I would wake up feeling as if I had been drugged or something. I would be very tired and my head would be cloudy. If I continue on my wheat/gluten rampage, then I start getting stomach aches and headaches. Eventually, I have to stop and the cycle starts all over again!

So, once again, I am starting all over again! Yesterday I had a bowl of pasta. No, no! Not gluten-free pasta! The real deal! Followed by chocolate chip cookies. Today, for lunch I had a panini with ham and cheese. Energy levels are dropping and I am finding that I don't bounce back like I used to! So the cycle continues! Soon I'll post some gluten-free recipes that I've either run across or made up myself.