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With removing the dairy.  It’s been 4 weeks.  I have not noticed anything different at all.  I’m planning on adding half-n-half and Kerrygold butter (grass fed cows) back into rotation in the next week.  Cheese, etc will remain off the list for now.  Cheese usually feels like lead in my stomach (even though the process of eating it is enjoyable).

I have decided to try cutting out grains, though and will probably take the plunge in about a week.  I’ve been gluten-free for about 2 months now.  Grains usually make me feel sluggish and I find I do better/feel better after higher protein and fat meals.  Every work day morning I start out with eggs over medium and that powers me through the morning well.

I hope to have all this stuff worked out by the new year since we will start trying for baby #2 then and I want to have a plan of eating in place that makes me feel my best.


This was my first week back to work after going gluten-free.  It went well (well, not really the annoying work part but the food part).  Next week will be the real trial, though, since then I will be seeing my students.  I am really going to have to be on top of snacks and making sure I have easy to bring lunches, etc…

Tonight we’re eating Indian food (my favorite) and I’m skipping the naan.  Maybe I’ll change my mind once it’s in front of me but, right now, I am actually OK with it.  That’s pretty wild since naan was one of my favorite parts of the meal.  But, at least in this moment, I don’t really have a desire to eat the heavy, bready food.

I used to loooooove Magic Shell.  I haven’t had it too much in recent years and, when I did, it made me feel yucky (gee, wonder why).  But I still held it on this yummy pedestal (I am very bad at remembering that things I used to enjoy that I stop enjoying means I don’t actually enjoy them any more – sigh).

So last night I had some Purely Decadent vanilla bean ice cream and decided to drizzle on some pure cocoa (just a block of Trader Joe’s baker’s chocolate melted in the microwave).  Voila – gluten-free, sugar-free “magic shell” that was SO GOOD and did not make me feel nasty!

I know I said I was writing a gluten-free Disneyland post.  I still plan to.  I hope to get it done before next week since I go back to work then (grumble – stressing about that).

I’m still here and I still plan to write a gf DL post, I promise.

Things are going well on the gf and sf front.  I start back to work next week so that will be an interesting challenge.

Starting tomorrow I will be waking up at the butt crack of dawn to do some yoga.  I’ll likely get a fee more practices from Yoga Download.

Today’s yoga involved doing 11 (!) loads of laundry.  Jealous?

I am planning on a Disneyland post about their gluten-free options (which were many).  I was very impressed with them and the care they took to make sure I was able to eat something gluten-free and delicious.

I am thinking of putting Couch to 5k on hold for now and concentrating on doing  some heart pounding yoga in the morning instead.  DH has some needs outside the home that early in the morning so one of us needs to be home while Z is sleeping.  I want to support him getting up early and working early because I think it would help him A LOT (and getting up early is not a strength of his).  Without getting in to specifics, this support from me is leading us down the road to me eventually becoming a SAHM.  So I happily support!

We’re taking a 3 day family vacation to Disneyland to celebrate Z’s 4th birthday.  I will be heading to Town Hall to get my list of gluten-free foods at the park and doing my best.  I won’t be so concerned about sugar on this trip.  Obviously, no blatant sweet stuff like ice cream but my focus will be on gluten-free (since they make it so easy there) and if there’s some hidden sugar in a food I won’t sweat it.

I am slightly broken out right now and my lovely ladyhood started this morning (just in time for DL – woohoo!).

When we’re back I plan to do a post on gluten-free choices at Disneyland.

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Just a quick pot about how much I love these.  I never considered myself a fan of carob but the Holistic Carob Chip cookie is sooooo good.  Tastes like firm cookie dough to me.  It’s gluten and sugar free (plus vegan).


After my tea and scones treat where I felt like my body was going to lift out of my chair because I was so fricken high, I broke out a couple of days later. Not as bad as in the past but definitely the worst break out since dropping sugar.

It’s been 2 1/2 weeks since then and my skin is blemish-free (minus one small one at my nose where my glasses rest).  I am not wearing any cover up on my chin r around my mouth – this used to never happen!

I’ve been gluten-free for almost 2 weeks now.  It’s been easy enough.  No idea if it is affecting my face but I’ll keep at it for a few months just to see.

Today I cooked up some of Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Pasta for the first time (spaghetti).  It was good!  The consistency was slightly different but not by a lot.  I cooked it in water with olive oil and salt for just under 10 minutes.  Z ate her serving up as well.

It’s a keeper.

Just reading up on gluten intolerance some more and want to house some links.

Gluten Intolerance Becoming More Commonplace

Gluten Sensitivity

Gluten Sensitivity – Wikipedia

Against the Grain

From the Neolithic Revolution to Gluten Intolerance: Benefits and Problems Associated with the Cultivation of Wheat

The Rise of Gluten Intolerance

From the Neolithic Revolution to the Gluten Intolerance:
Benefits and Problems Associated to the Cultivation of Wheat.


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