Saturday, June 5, 2010

Getting a clue to life.......

This has been a long time in coming, and I have put it off way too long! I have known that I might be allergic to certain foods that I eat, and I am quite certain some of them are yeast, and wheat--maybe even gluten. I am not sure if it is all three, but I will soon be able to tell.

So here's the scoop. For years, since I was a small child I would live in pain with really bad stomach aches either after I ate bread, and sometimes it was a combination of different things like stress and the wrong foods. I just lived with it. Even to this day I just lived with it, thinking this is a norm for me, so well.... just live with it. I don't want to live with it any longer though. I am tired of being in pain, and then having to miss out on things because I feel "toxic" and out of sorts---being constantly bloated and depressed because I do not feel well.

I have decided to lay off bread for the most part and just see how I feel. I was talking to a friend the other day and she suggested that I just eat tortilla's if I feel the need to eat bread, and then if the tortilla's give me pain, then I will know that it could be something else.

Anyway, this is hard for me because I love bread. For so many years I would put what I loved ahead of the need to feel better. I know it's an emotional thing, but I need to do this. It's a bummer. Why do we have to suffer like this? Ugh!!!
But, I am at the point in realizing that my health and the way I live are so much more important than bread. Who would have thunk? Sheesh!

I am thinking of visiting a nutritionist and getting help on figuring this whole thing out. I know so many people have had to remove things like bread, sugar and dairy from their diets because for some reason their body's react differently to them. I know that these people have pushed their way through, and they are better for it. So why can't I? I can do this. I just need a little assistance and God's grace to persevere.


  1. I know you can figure it out sis. I want you to have a "good" feeling life without discomfort. Keep us posted!

  2. I love bread too, but if it's making your tummy hurt it's definitely worth saying "so long!" On the bright side, bread is one of the biggest diet killers. Maybe this change will help you feel better and live healthier! That's not all bad :)

  3. Wow Annj, this is huge girl. When I finally decided that gluten was probably a problem for me things started changing. I have tested the nongluten waters on occasion and suffer the consequences afterwards. Still I eat the stuff. I go along the semi-non-gluten path I try to remember how good it feels to not feel bad ya know?
    You'll get there girl. You are on the right path. I know good health is in your life journey.
    Love you so very much!

  4. Thanks you guys. I know that his journey is well worth it. I just have to reajust my priorities and figure out what I am going to do if I didn't bring food with me to work. No more Jimmy Johns sandwiches, that is for sure! ;-)