This week marks one year of eating gluten free for me. And what a year it has been!
Life isn’t easy, and neither is gluten free eating, but the benefits of it have far out weighed any of the challenges I have faced and I have no desire to go back.
I do not miss gluten.
Yes, the first few weeks and months were a bit challenging as I learned to adjust, but once I started seeing the benefits I had no desire to go back.
I will admit that although I do not miss gluten filled food, I do miss the convenience of them.
My most challenging days and weeks were those that were extremely busy and stressful. Those were the times that in my pregluten free days, we would have picked up a pizza or gone through a drive thru. Those are no longer an option. I have had to find other ways to come up with convenience items and that has not always been easy.
Traveling has also been a bit challenging, but we are figuring out how to make even that work.
I want to take this chance to thank each of you for taking this journey with me. You help make this site what it is. I started this section of my site to share not only recipes, but the ups, downs, struggles and triumphs of the gluten free life and I thank you for taking the time to follow along with me.
This journey would have never started without my sister Flora. She is the one that was reading up on gluten and celiac disease for her own family’s health issues. She kept telling me, “Lynn, this is you. This is your story. This describes all your health problems, and your life as a child. You need to talk you doctor.” Without her encouraging, I never would have even considered looking into a gluten free life.
I am also very appreciative for my family. My bread loving husband and son have given up many of their favorite foods and have put up with a lot of strange foods over the last year. My entire family has put up with a lot of disasters in the kitchen and have been very understanding. Thank you for understanding why I need to continuing this journey.
This last year has gone by so fast and I look forward to what is in store in the future as I continue this gluten free journey.