Living GF is hard, but when you start to feel so much better it is worth it. Finding SPeople has helped a lot! Now there are people who understand and are willing to answer questions and make suggestions.
Family events are the hardest for me. Most don't really understand the cross contamination issue. My sister said, "just eat the pie out of the crust," no understanding that the pie now is contaminated with gluten. I once had a waitress put croutons on my salad, and when I asked for another she just went and took the croutons off. Of course two hours later I was in agony. Even crumb from the toaster can set me off.
I, too, have other issues. I had to get my female hormones balanced, as I am a lady "of a certain age." I have to stay away from MSG and all food additives that have it in them, 100's of ingredients as it turns out.
But still, I feel good now! I am no longer depressed, something that has followed me around all my life. No more diarrhea, broken bottle glass feeling in the gut, skin whelps, rashes, itching....my hands no longer shake, my joints don't ache mercilessly...
And as far as being over weight, well, when I was not getting the nutrients from my food I was hungry all the time, craving something I could never find.
Life is good now. I have been a personal trainer and yoga instructor for the last 7 years and I can move again! I am a dairy farmer and my hands will milk again! And best of all I feel like doing all those things. I have even gone back to school to become an acupuncturist and learn Chinese herbal medicine. I have my life back.
You can do it! Don't give up, just ride out the anger and keep searching...you are in charge of your health, you may have to lead the doctors. I did.
| Pounds lost: 6.0