The first challenge was finding gluten that didn't contain soy (as soy is my biggest fail to date). I finally did so in pita bread.
|At least my last gluten was delicious|
Day one and two of the challenge appeared to go fine, no physical reaction (although maybe in hindsight my extra crazy computer behaviour could have been influenced by gluten. I will blame it on that). After getting my computer fixed, we stopped for a favourite (and something I can eat and enjoy even without soy, potato and tomato) - shawarma. Because I have been living gluten free for 4 years this month, I have been eating the shawarma plate. I haven't had a sandwich in forever. I thought even though it was a bit more gluten then I should eat, I would go crazy and test eating a small pita. It was delicious!
The results - I failed. Around 4:30 am I woke up with a terrible pain in my gut (my gut pain is always in my intestines just below my belly button - not as bad as tomato or soy, but bad enough) and I felt like crap most of Saturday.
I am very disappointed and am having a slight pity party for myself, which I will get over, someday!
I have tried all the foods except strawberries and peaches, and am really not in a hurry to test those. I want to go back and re-test potato once my gut heals again and oatmeal (which I voluntarily took out as I wondered if it was bothering me). Basically I am at the end of the elimination diet. I am sadly saying goodbye to tomato, soy and gluten, and maybe potato.
Now that my food is almost under control, it is time to get serious about exercise. I have always thought I would like a fitbit, but to be honest, thought they were just too ugly. (I am a bit of a watch snob. I care more about watches than shoes actually). While in Indiana, I was introduced to the fitbit one, a clip on (thanks B and C!). When this post goes live I will have had it for a week and used it for 6 whole days. I am hoping I will have hit my goals.
I will talk more about exercise next week and how it is going, and hopefully I will be over my pity party by then!