It’s Working

Happy belated Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a great holiday. Mine was unbelievably busy, as I cooked an entire meal and attended another. I was stuffed when 7pm rolled around. My mother and I made the best turkey of our turkey-roasting careers, and the biggest pan of mashed potatoes known to man. We make a pistachio salad, lovingly known as Fluff in our family, and Brussel sprouts with cranberries. I love Thanksgiving because I love to eat, and I love getting together with my family.

But……….I was bad.

I was weak.

I was irresponsible.

I ate gluten. And a lot of it.

My mom’s homemade stuffing was literally calling my name and I just had to eat a helping. And then another. And we bought these dinner rolls from Sam’s Club that taste like Texas Roadhouse rolls and I had not, not two, but three over the course of the day. Add in the slice of pie I had and it was more gluten then I’ve eaten in the last four months of being GF. Because I can’t lie, I occasionally sneak in gluten, like when I ate a wonton from my favorite Chinese place, or when Oreo came out with the Candy Cane Oreos. I’m usually good at turning gluten things down, but not on Thanksgiving. Nope. I went straight to the Naughty List with what was on my plate.

Friday morning I felt awful. Just plain awful. I didn’t sleep well that night, I woke up with my body feeling like I had weights holding me down, and I felt like I could barely keep my eyes open. I had to be at work early and felt so sluggish and out of it. I had problems focusing and my fingers were swollen so much I had a hard time cutting out paper ornaments for our craft.

As much as I hate to admit it, this GF thing is working. It really is. I still have pain throughout the day, but after a night of I binging on bread, I will physically sick. I guess I need to keep a closer eye on what I put into my body.

Christmas baking will be hard this year, but I’m planning on trying a bunch of different recipes and will report back!!