Sunday, January 29, 2012

One Month and Big Results!


Image from The Lion King; taken from the Internet; www.glimpsefilms.com
We've been gluten free for one month!

Today starts our fifth week of a radically difficult way eating but we've seen instant results!

On Monday, January 2 we woke up to a new way of doing business;  no gluten for our girl.

It's been hard
and
it's been difficult
and
we keep learning about this opportunity for alternative living.

But the best thing is that
it's been successful!

Since the very day we started we've had not one, I tell you, not one experience with allergy, rash, itching, swelling, or tingl-y feeling.

Not a smidge of benedryl has been used.  Matter of fact, I don't even know where the benedryl is at our house!

So while I know it seems a little "voodoo-momma" to jump off into a world of self diagnosing, at least I've not made things worse!

We have lots to learn about this gluten-free living and there's a bit of difficulty for our boy cherub to embrace it with full-open, heart-pounding love and adoration; but we're working together!

Many of the recipes I have posted since we've started this living have been gluten free.  While I won't make a claim of a gluten free recipe, I've tried to make the recipes fit our needs without drawing attention to the fact that life is a little different these days!  So if you've made something new this month from this site, then chances are you've eaten gluten free!  It's not too bad, is it?

So with that, I'll close with a funny story that happened just today!

Today, at church, there were donuts.  My girl cherub says, "Oh momma, those look good and I'm so hungry." 

Being the nice momma that I am, I reply, "Ok baby, you can have a little smidge.  I'll break you off a small bite; we'll be headed to lunch just as soon as your daddy finishes up things."

She looks at me and says, so matter of factly, "Mom!  I can't have that!  I'm gluten free!"

"Oh!  You're right!  You are!  Sorry!  I forgot!"

Maybe that's a sign that it's becoming like second nature to us .  . . or I can't remember what I'm doing from one day to the next!  Either one's a possibility!  The good thing is this:  at least one of us "gets it!"

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