Last Friday people gave me sympathies when I told them we had finally found out what was wrong with me. I shrugged my shoulders, and said I was glad to have a diagnosis and then informed them that I had lived without gluten before in the experiment phase so I know it is challenging, but I can do it, and it won't be that bad.
I. Was. Wrong.
This is hard. I am discovering that I get to second guess everything I put into my mouth. I second guess every frozen entree (which I really don't like by the way) because just because it says it is gluten free doesn't necessarily mean it is...or so the books say.
I spend a LOT of time thinking about food these days, particularly trying to figure out how to get what my body needs for daily sustenance, to try and be reasonably healthy and also enjoy my eating experiences. Is that too much to ask?
No, it's not. It just takes more time. More advanced planning, and more trips to the grocery.
I am on a new learning curve folks. It isn't unbearable, and there are tons of resources out there, it is just a lot to take in.
On a positive note, tomorrow is Cheesecake factory's 30th anniversary. In honor of that anniversary, the price of cheesecake is $1.50 per slice. Since I consider eating out to be horribly difficult I decided to not even consider this delicacy, until I took it a few steps further and found out the Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake...is GLUTEN FREE!