Friday, March 19, 2010

Going out with a bang!

Sometimes, well most evenings, my stomach gets really big! And I mean, big. It starts growing at about 2:00 in the afternoon and doesn't stop till I go to bed. It is funny to see my husbands expression when he walks in from a long day of work so see me looking "pregnant". Well, maybe it's only funny on April fools.

This has been going on for 10 years. I have dealt with it, and just thought it was the way my body was.

After talking to a friend about it, she recommended that I try eliminating some foods. I decided to start with wheat. For an entire week, my stomach felt great! No growing. No pain! No "pregnancy" belly to tease my husband with. I didn't know I could feel so good.

Yesterday I went to the doctor. She ran some blood tests and told me not to eat wheat any more.

Boo hoo!

I love bread, cookies, mufins, and did I mention bread?

So last night was my last night of freedom. I went out with a bang. If I was going to give up wheat, I needed one last night indulging. And that is just what I did.

I went to an antique pre show and vacuumed up all the hors dourves in sight. Oh, it was heavenly...the antiques and hors dourves.

At dinner I enjoyed one last dance with a muffin and quiche. I ignored the fruit when it tried to cut in. I went home with my big tummy, waddled around my house as I prepared for the next day, then tucked my round belly to bed for the last time.

It is gone today...and I am back on track.

But I miss my bread. I guess I need to become better friends with rice and corn.


  1. Were you diagnosed with a gluten intolerance or with Celiacs? If so, there are many resources to help you eat a delicious wheat free diet! Let me start by recommending the following blog, which has oodles of delicious wheat free recipes:

    While it hasn't been updated recently, there are still tons of yummy ideas.

    Also, Wegmans is really good about noting on their products what is gluten free.

    You'll do great!

  2. You don't have to give up bread, just because of little ole wheat. There are so many substitute flours out there. I have a sister-in-law who doesn't eat wheat, but eats pizza, noodles, bread, cookies, muffins. You can do it!

  3. Try Spelt flour it is yummy and you can use it instead of wheat!!! It will be worth it :) Good luck

  4. Thanks for the ideas. I am waiting for test results, but my dr. recommended that I eliminate wheat regardless of the outcome. These ideas make me feel much better. Hopefully the results will show that I can still have a choice in eating wheat, that it won't hurt my body and that I can just eat it on nights when I have no where to go. The bloating is so uncomfortable it is hard to move around. I really should have taken a picture. Today was wheat free and I feel GREAT!