Gluten-Free … Again

Those of you who have been following me for a while might remember that I actually adjusted nicely to living a wheat-free/gluten-free life. It took some time but it finally happened.

And then I got glutened – just before my Aria’s baby shower. I’d thought all supplements from one company were gluten-free. Wrong! 

Prior to that, if it happened, I’d just deal with feeling bad, wait until it passed, and try to be more careful in the future.

Not that time though. I’d just recently read about a product called Gluten Cutter (affiliate link, see HERE for full disclosure).

Yes, folks, I bought the Gluten Cutter and things went downhill with my diet – in a hurry. I went from being totally gluten-free to what I call my three and a half year gluten tantrum. I loved every morsel of forbidden food that passed through my lips.

What I didn’t love was how bad I felt. Maybe if I’d continued taking the Gluten Cutter, it wouldn’t have been so bad but the exhaustion just got worse with each passing day, month, and year. Some of that overwhelming fatigue is because I made a decision to treat my hypothyroidism with natural supplements – but I’d been doing that before I started eating gluten again and functioned pretty close to normal. Or at least normal for me. 😀

I’ve been promising the first book in my new Weko Harbor series for quite a while now. Well over a year. And I just haven’t been able to get it finished. Last year was mostly a bust, just a couple of short stories and three novellas. Why? Because it’s really hard to write when you’re so tired you can barely keep your eyes open.

Fast forward to last month. I guess I finally had enough. Maybe I grew up a little more. Whatever the reason, I decided it was time. I don’t want to keep going through my life mostly looking forward to the next nap or bedtime.

And I’ve got so many stories stuck in my head that I need to get written! 

Then there’s Aria. I want to be able to keep up with that little pint-sized Tasmanian whirlwind. So the wheat and gluten are out. And over the next month or so, I’m going to get the sugar back out again. Yeah, I’ve fallen off the THM (Trim Healthy Mama) wagon again. But I decided to focus on the gluten first, then the sugar, and then work my way back onto the diet. 

There are only so many dietary changes I can make at one time, lol. Anyway, wish me luck. Pray. Send good vibes my way. Whatever you do – because it’s looking like Weko 1 might be hitting the virtual shelves in the next month or so. For real this time. If you get a chance, swing by my Facebook page (click HERE) to read an excerpt from the story.

This song seems appropriate just now. 

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2 Responses to Gluten-Free … Again

  1. Good luck, Kristi! My husband and I have been falling off the THM wagon a bit too much lately too, and our weight loss has pretty much come to a stop while we’re only about halfway to our goals. Sometimes I just crave something off-plan. The other day, I really wanted a cheap, junky frozen pizza, but luckily we didn’t have any. So I ate crackers. I didn’t eat many, so that wasn’t as bad.

    • Kristy K. James says:

      Jennette…. I’m sorry for the delay in responding. Sometimes, I get a notification that there’s a comment and other times… Not at all.

      Thank you! And I know what you mean. I’m refocusing my efforts to get back on the wagon too. I don’t know know why it’s so hard to do it either because the diet is one of the easiest ever. But I’m going to be spending the weekend prepping things to make it even easier. On the agenda is a batch of Fathead pizza dough I’ll be making into a couple of personal pizza crusts, then pre-baking them with the flattish hamburger/dinner rolls I’ll make from the rest. Then I’ll freeze them.

      I’m also going to make and freeze some omelet muffins (peppers, onions, sausage, cheddar – baked in muffin cups) and oatmeal on the go cups (oats, mashed banana, chopped apple, and maybe walnuts.

      Now that I’ve been gluten-free for about seven weeks again – and am in the habit of cooking from scratch again – it should be easier. I hope. Good luck to us both!

      Oh yeah. Something that satisfies a pizza craving quick? Nuke some pepperoni until it’s almost crisp, then pour a little low sugar pizza sauce in a small bowl, throw a small handful mozzarella (or a cheese stick or two). Microwave until it JUST starts getting a little crisp around the edge, then put the pepperoni in and eat with a spoon. If you wanted things like onions and peppers, you can microwave a few of each with the sauce for a couple of minutes before adding the cheese. Yum! 🙂

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