Thursday, April 19, 2012
This week I am celebrating my 4 year anniversary!
FOUR years dedicated to no gluten.
The improvements keep coming, it continues to get easier, and what I am capable in my life of keeps growing.
The food we enjoy is fresh, delicious, and abundant.
It is a beautiful thing!
I continue to be very sensitive to cross contamination and even small accidental gluten - but the reactions now are much less severe than in the beginning. And I am grateful for that.
I am deeply thankful to my daughter for providing my ah ha! moment. She is a gem and a joy - and eating well gives me the energy and spirit to be the Mom I strive to be, and that she deserves. Present and pain free.
One of the most profound changes for me is when I removed the gluten - I removed the migraines that had viciously plagued me since I was 12. Since I was twelve years old I had lived a life of frequent debilitating migraines. Over 30 years of trying everything under the sun!
Now they are a rare occurrence.
The migraines went from 1 - 4 per week, down to 3 or 4 per year!! And if I get accidental gluten, it will trigger a migraine. Without it, I am clear.
So, I am off to enjoy my 4-year mark and joyfully will be able to include red wine and chocolate in my celebration!!