Thursday, September 29, 2011
I was so excited to try Biaggi's gluten free pizza last night. I ordered their sausage pizza and a salad ... Delicious! When I picked it up, they said that since the salad came with bread, they put some gluten free bread in the bag too. Yay right? Well they didn't tell me that they also put the regular flatbread in there. I ate the wrong one.
My fault... I should have been more careful. I realized my mistake today when I ate another piece of bread with the leftover salad for lunch. Immediate foggy feeling, then stomach cramps and anxiety.
Guess I need to stick with my primal way of eating... I had been feeling so great, but since I'm in the process of moving, I've been eating some junk & thought this would be safe.
Worst part is that I had been off my allergy medicine for a full week. Just a little background... I have had dermographism (basically i can write on my skin- any scratch swells up and gets bright red) since I was about 12, and it got progressively worse when I was eating a vegetarian, grain-based diet. It got so bad that about 12 years ago, I had to start taking Claritin every day just to keep the unbearable itchiness away and to keep from always looking puffy and swollen.
After cleaning up my diet more & avoiding wheat (and some vitamins/herbs to heal my gut), I was able to stop the medicine for a full week. Previous attempts only lasted 2 or 3 days before I finally gave up. I was so hopeful this time. Now I'm debating whether to take a pill just to stop scratching.
Did I mention the foggy brain? Oh yeah, I did. This makes life feel hard again... Energy levels plummeted and I'm grumpy and frazzled. Guess that's understandable What with the itchy skin, bathroom trips & general ill feeling.
Sorry for the rant and complaints... It's just frustrating to have progressed so far only to have it ruined by bread.
Bread hates me... Anyway, back to my plan. I'm determined to turn this around!