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Grain on the brain

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pasta, bread, granola bar, cereal...anything! It's only been two days since I cleaned out the cabinets and downsized the available amount of gluten and products made with refined white flour that had found their way into our house. I've at strictly veggie, meat and fruit the last two days but all I can think about is anything and everything gluten.

I've met my newly adjusted carb level for both days supplementing the carb balance with things like pinto beans at the bottom of this mornings huevos rancheros instead of a corn tortilla. So, my blood sugar is staying well in check. I've just fallen victim to gluten addiction and I apparently have to suffer the withdrawals.

So far today I've managed to get a lot of cleaning done with a lot of motivational help from my Mom but, I've only managed a measly 10 minute bike session. Oh, and one trip to that way-ward mailbox but, that a normal event. My concentration is shot trying to sit still I hear a large flour tortilla in the fridge calling my name and telling me it was smothered in sour cream, spices, hot sauce and cheddar. I shall refrain because I refuse to let the flour win.

I spent so long avoiding all the foods I got rid of that I'm not sure how I subconsciously started buying them all again. Maybe I was concerning over the dollar sign instead of health. My guts feel a lot better today after avoiding gluten for two days. Now, if my brain would agree I'd feel much better.

Well, back to doing much of nothing. It's been a slow yet busy day. I've managed to stay moving even if I don't have much desire to workout. A walk sounds fantastic but the wind here is howling outside so, I'll just continue to be bored and maybe get lost looking at Pinterest. I'm using the computer at the counter so at least I can stand and stay moving.
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    1919 days ago
    I feel you on the gluten front. I had a bad fall last night and now I'm back to trying to fight the addiction. I sure hope you do better than I did!
    1919 days ago
    You're a tough nugget for giving up the grains. I couldn't do it. I wish I could, I'd need a lot less insulin.

    It's good that you're staying moving, even if you don't really feel like moving. That's what separates the women from the girls. When you can go, even when you really don't want to go. I gotta work on that.

    Hope you're staying strong against those evil gluten demons!

    Have a great evening!

    1919 days ago
    emoticon Thanks for sharing!


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    1919 days ago
    I have a lot of friends who are either gluten intolerant or just don't care to eat it. From their perspective, it gets a lot easier once the benefits start kicking in. I try not to eat anything that is processed (even tuna in a can), so most of the gluten in my diet comes from unprocessed whole grains.. I'm even investigating how to make my own flour from unprocessed (non-GMO) soybeans. You'll feel a lot better once you get used to not having that stuff around, plus you'll get used to not craving those things.

    Keep it up, your mind and body will thank you after a few weeks of being gluten free!
    1919 days ago
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