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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Off the Wagon

Okay so I fell off the wagon this weekend.  I had some friends staying at my house (with 2 boys aged 3 and 5) and there were several college friends of mine around eating (and drinking) all sorts of things.  I gave in.  Oh well.  At least it was an opportunity to see what would happen if I did eat wheat, dairy, and sugar.  (and yes, I had all 3!)

Well, apparently I really do have issues with wheat.  My stomach was not happy!  I felt bloated, gassy, and had some tummy issues as well.  When I had a coke one day (the first one I've had in over 7 months), I could not sleep that night because my stomach felt like it was in knots.  Dairy makes me feel bloaty, but cheese give me a horrible headache.  I guess it's nice to know which food causes which issues so I'll know in the future.  More importantly, I am now more aware that my crazy gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free diet is working and I'm more resolved to stay on it.

Getting back on the wagon:
This is hard to do.  Even though my body is having these symptoms, it craves food with wheat, dairy, and sugar (esp) in them.  It's an addiction situation I think.  SO - I'm back off wheat and dairy, but am still eating sugar for today.  Tomorrow, I'll kick the sugar.  I find it easier to do it in steps like this. If I go off all 3 at once, I feel terrible and lack energy to get through the day. 


  1. You are amazingly courageous and strong.

  2. Really? Funny, I don't feel courageous and strong......
    Thanks though! :-)

  3. I understand....when I am on my Herbalife diet I feel great....and when I cheat I feel icky

  4. It's nice to have that consequence, isn't it? It makes you think twice about eating bad food. (Although it doesn't always prevent me from eating it now and again.)