Sunday, June 1, 2008

Back to the point...

I realize that I haven't actually updated you on how I'm feeling. I've been gluten free and on my medication for one full week and I feel... awesome. Absolutely great. My stomach doesn't hurt. I am eating healthier than ever. I am becoming more and more regular by the day, sorry if that's TMI but hey, that's what's going on with me these days. I spend most days worrying about when my stomach's going to start to hurt again, or when I'm going to have to run to the bathroom, and it just doesn't happen. I have a little discomfort here and there but it's only been a week! I couldn't be happier about the progress so far and being gluten-free has not been much of a challenge at all. I do find myself a little bummed at the menu options at restaurants but more and more places are offering gluten-free menus and I'm trying dishes that I never would've tried before which is excellent. I really really really want to try more recipes, I still have yet to try a recipe from my clean eating cookbook even though there are SO many gluten-free recipes in there. I also have to remind myself that I can change recipes that contain pasta because I always have my good old Tinkyada on hand, which they now sell at the regular supermarket! Finances have been tight recently and I also don't really have much time to cook at home so that's why I haven't been very adventurous in the kitchen. I know I'm going to start to get bored with what I've been eating so I do want to change it up. I will try. Anyway, just wanted to let you all know that I'm doing awesome and I really believe that the gluten-free diet is a huge part of that. I'm still mostly lactose free as well but today I did indulge in some ice cream when I went for a walk down the waterfront with my sis. The good news is I had no bad reactions to it! I don't plan on re-introducing lactose any time soon, but an ice cream once in awhile this summer is not going to kill me. :)

1 comment:

crystalstair said...

I'm so happy for you. I had a fairly similar experience when I was finally dxed. It's such a relief to know you're not crazy and also feel better at the same time.

The advice given to me about lactose was to avoid it for the first month or so to allow the gut to heal. I took those Lactaid tabs for months just to be on the safe side.

How super uber for you! :)