Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy 2-year gluten-free anniversary to me!!

2 years ago today, I cut gluten out of my life completely, cold turkey. It was gone, like a bad boyfriend. The day before this momentous break-up, it was Z's birthday party and I feasted on pizza and a wheat-filled pound cake shaped as Barbie's skirt, that we had worked on through the night the night before. It was a great way to send off my gluten eating lifestyle and enter a new phase of my life. I made sure everyone at the party took home the leftover cake and pizza so there would be none left in the house. I knew I could not cheat once I started, so I wanted a clean slate.

I spent the next week scrubbing out kitchen cabinets, drawers and my toiletries to be sure no traces of gluten remained.

Thankfully, M was on board so he kept his gluten eating to outside the house.

A year ago, I couldn't believe how much I had learned, but I can say the same of this year. Everyday make it a little bit easier and even sometimes fun. Sure, I still miss certain foods, but most of all I miss the ease of going to a dinner party or restaurant and just being able to eat whatever I want, but this is my life and I know what will happen if I do get accidental gluten, so I will NEVER intentionally cheat. That pain and discomfort is not worth it. Not to mention the damage it is doing to my health.

We recently returned from a fabulous trip in Disney World where eating gluten-free was easy-peasy. More on that in the next post.

I want to send a huge heartfelt thank you to all who have helped me along the way on this gluten-free journey and shown me patience and guidance....un grand Merci!!!


  1. Happy Anniversary! Can't wait to hear about Disney!


  2. Woo!! Happy GF Anniversary! Time flies, doesn't it?! Congrats!

  3. Thank you! Are you going to the Spring gluten-free ball this year? I wish I could, last year's was so much fun!

  4. Happy anniversary! I'm reaching my 7th of being GF!

  5. How wonderful. I just read a comment/question you'd posted on another website and set out to find you re: my recent findings (as of late last night) about gluten and my dealings with preeclamptic pregnancies. I'm so happy to see you are gluten free and feeling good. I'm just starting out my gluten-free journey after reading Elizabeth Hasselback's book last night. I'm pretty convinced I either have celiac's or a similar sensitivity.
    Best of luck on your continued journey. So happy for you.