Well guys, I’ve had a tough week. Charlie and I got an awesome gift card to a restaurant with a huge gluten free menu for Christmas. We finally decided to use it on Saturday night to celebrate meeting and dating 3 years ago. I was so excited to get the Cheddar Artichoke Dip with garlic gluten free toast!! We also got these awesome wings that were sweet with a hint of spicy. Originally, I was going to get chicken with potatoes for dinner to make sure I didn’t overdo it on the gluten free grains. But….after having 2 appetizers, it was hard to justify ordering half of a chicken. So, I went with a club sandwich on gluten free toast instead. By the time we got home, my belly felt so bloated! I didn’t feel sick like when I get glutened, but definitely bloated. I thought, “Well, that sucks, but every once in awhile if we’re out to eat…it is what it is.” Nope. Things got worse! That night, I could barely stay awake to watch TV with Charlie. I was falling asleep in the middle of playing a game on my phone. I still didn’t think anything of it. The next day, we slept until 9 (unheard of) and I could barely find the energy to do anything all day. I just kept getting back in bed to lay down telling Charlie, “I’m so tired!” That was clue number 2 that things weren’t right. Monday I went to work and when both kids went down for a nap I was fighting to keep my eyes open; still just exhausted. Between Monday and today, I have developed sores in my mouth and my gums are swollen (symptoms Charlie gets when he’s been glutened). In addition to all that, the dairy has had it’s way with my face:
I know it has to do with the dairy we had on Friday with our Primal stuffed crust pizza and the cheese dip on Saturday.
Needless to say, it’s been a rough and sad week. It just continues to show me that my body is rejecting grains and dairy. Does it mean I’ll never eat them again? No, that’s not realistic. It does mean, however, that I will do some MAJOR thinking about if whatever I’m wanting to eat is worth the bloating, exhaustion, sores, swollen gums and breakouts.
My next step is to just continue to eat real, good food to try to clean out my body.