First, I wanted to welcome all members to this group!
I am sorry that I have been absent as of late, but I've been out of town for a bit -- which leads me to the reason for this post:
I went out of town and discovered how difficult it is to eat fresh while driving along a highway in states with smaller towns. You have to travel 50 miles into town from the highway. Because of the "inconvenience" and the fact that we were in a hurry to keep moving, I ate wherever we stopped. Consequently, I have been paying for it for the past four days.
I'm actually quite surprised that as good as I felt for the six weeks of eating no gluten, I felt twice as worse just in eating gluten over a matter of four days. Unbelievable!
So I am working to get myself back into shape. I think I was actually in a bit of denial, telling myself that I COULD eat it but I chose not to. Wen I eat gluten, I instantly get heartburn and gallbladder irritation. I also get what feels like a lump in the center of my belly. It's horrible.
I can't eat gluten. I have an intolerance to it.
Now that I've said that, I am getting myself back on track. I'm going to stick with fresh fruits and vegetables for the next few days and then slowly incorporate other foods. (I could only drink for the past two days, so I had yogurt, supplement shakes, juice, soup broth...)
I'll be back to wonderful in no time!
Is anyone else affected so strongly when they eat gluten? I know that a lot of people have been diagnosed with Celiac's and I can not say that I have been diagnosed. But my doctor had a hunch that I do have an intolerance so we did an elimination diet and discovered that it was true. It's amazing to me how something can affect me so adversely when it doesn't do anything to other people.
Anyway, done with this long ramble. Hope you all are doing well!
S/W: 287 -- C/W: 282 -- G/W: 199
1st Mini-Goal: 279
Pounds Lost: 5
Pounds to Lose: 83