Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Do do do do do

So many things to do. It's nap time, as it so often is when I put something on this blog. I have a long list of things that need to get done today and I have a secret, unwritten list of things I would prefer to do today. Like, start buying Christmas presents. Going for a walk/run (a ralk). Eating.

Since my last update, I've been diagnosed with coeliac disease. I'm fairly asymptomatic, so I haven't noticed much difference in me since I started eating gluten free a couple of weeks ago, but apparently it can take years to feel better. And who knows if I will? This is my 'normal' and it seems fine to me (not sick, not sore), but maybe I am more tired than I should be. So that's a whole new thing to learn. Gluten is in a whole bunch of things - not just bread, pasta, cakes, pastries, biscuits. It's also in sauces, marinades, spice mixes, Vegemite. I'm learning to read labels like a pro. We haven't tackled eating out yet, but that will come in the next month or so.

I'm not sad about it, really. At first I was. I was shocked at the idea of never eating these things ever again in my life ever. I will miss croissants the most. Now I'm trying to focus on the positives - there are some really decent gluten free things out there and I may not die of bowel cancer. Also, it's not like I've been given a death sentence. I can still consume many of my favourite things: wine, cheese, coffee, chocolate. It's not a bad thing - it's just learning a new way of eating.

I had some other things planned to write here, but I'm going to stop procrastinating and start doing some things that I need to. Well done, Jane!

Just quickly though, Daniel is 1 next week. One! Time marches on.

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