1st Day Failure

I woke up today, excited about my new gluten-free dietary adventure.  I’ve been reading books and blogs and I was pretty convinced that this would be easy.

I made a list of ingredients I would need to start my new gluten-free adventure, and then I went to the store to buy everything on my list.  I walked to a grocery store in my neighbourhood that tends to have a ton of gluten-free stuff, but they had nothing on my list.  Not a single thing.

The whole reason I’m doing this in the first place is because I feel awful.  I can barely stay awake, I’m depressed, and I feel like I’m being choked by my own thyroid.  I could have walked to another market, but it was A WHOLE ONE KILOMETER AWAY and I already felt like I needed a nap.

I decided I would go home and order everything online.  I went to Bob’s Red Mill‘s website, created an order, and went to check out.  Oops, they can’t ship that stuff to my address.  Sigh.

So here I am at 5pm.  I feel completely awful after eating a big bowl of greek yogurt and raspberries (which makes me worry that I might have to go dairy-free as well; NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO).  I want to drive to another grocery store, but I’m hungry and I’m falling asleep at my desk.  I haven’t accomplished anything today, work or personal.

I am trying to stay positive, but it’s hard.   Maybe tomorrow.


  1. says

    I know that the prospect of gluten AND dairy free sounds daunting, but once you cut one thing out, you'd be surprised how easy it is to just cut it all. It's like grabbing a handful of your hair, chopping it off, and shrugging and just evening up the rest of it — traumatic, but once you start, eh, whatever. I'll be here to cheer you on! ;-)

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