Correction: I’m going wheat free, not just gluten free.
I know I said I wouldn’t buy any “gluten free” foods but I forgot I already eat gluten free protein bars. And I decided to try a gluten free and wheat free cereal because it was on sale. I’m not a cereal person but if I’m going wheat free, I want options. I’m geekily excited about this cereal. (The name is Nature’s Path Organic Sunrise Crunchy Maple cereal). I hope it doesn’t disappoint. I’m officially going 100% gluten/wheat free on September 1. I still have some food to get rid of. I’m giving some food away but some food I want to eat. This week I’ll be going 100% wheat free on some days and on some days I’ll be naughty during breakfast. I’m going grocery shopping tomorrow for food for the next 3 weeks. No wheat or gluten foods!!! I will do a post on my wheat free meal plan in a couple of weeks.
The hard part will be when I have to go back into the office for two weeks. I don’t know exactly when this will be. Probably in September. Anyway, I have the hardest time with eating while I’m there. I’ll probably be consuming protein bars. Oh and I’m so glad the big can of protein shake I have is gluten/wheat free. Whew! I thought I was going to have to sell that at a flea market. 😉
I’m not doing this just to lose weight. I’m doing it to become sane. Will it get rid of my PTSD/panic attacks? That would be awesome. Of course I’m not really in the environment that caused the panic attacks so it may be hard to tell. If it helps others with autism and schizophrenia, it may help me with something.
I don’t know if I’m allergic to wheat. My stomach almost always hurts or feels funny. That is normal for me. Growing up I was lactose intolerant (and probably still am) and I was always having stomach issues. Obviously something isn’t right. It could be IBS or just high anxiety. I don’t know.
Warning: I will be blogging about going wheat free a lot.
While on the topic of foods, here are my guinea pigs favorite foods (in order) :
1. parsley/grass (tied)
I should eat more like them. Of course they always have their hay and pellets. They don’t love cucumbers but they will eat them. They are not crazy over strawberries. I ended up eating most of those myself. For breakfast they get lettuce, hay and pellets. Dinner is carrots, cucumbers, and hay. The nighttime snack is parsley.
Music for the week: Chante Moore, John Mayer, The Civil Wars, Selena Gomez, Jillette Johnson, Casey Abrams, Dia Frampton, Tara MacLean
TV for the week: Grey’s Anatomy (back to season 1), Big Brother 15 (It would be a spoiler if I mentioned who the new HOH is but I am so thrilled with who won!)
Movie of the week: Titanic
Books of the week: Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis & The Virgins by Pamela Erens
Goals for next week: focus on becoming wheat free. Come up with some sort of meal plan. Volunteer at the animal shelter (scary!). Continue going to the gym.
I had two stress free days at work (today and yesterday). It is amazing how much more I enjoy everything when I don’t have the pressure of work. It used to be like this all the time. That is when I enjoyed my job. Now…not so much. I loved these past two days though. I could breathe.
I’m going to go and have a wheat free dinner. 🙂