Friday, November 9, 2012

A Few Weeks In

It's been about 2 or 3 weeks since I started the gluten free diet, and so far, the consensus is:


I love it, and I don't really even miss it. I have found that I am generally more energetic and less hungry, but the real kicker are the improvements in my allergies. It's A-MA-ZING. Don't get me wrong, I still have them, but's no contest. I guess it's mostly a sinus thing, really, but I can breathe through my nose *most* of the time now, and I can snuggle with my dog without hesitation.
I'm a real girl!

The gains have been worth living without gluten 10 fold. Plus, there are so many GF options and alternatives that it makes the sacrifice a lot easier than most people would think. 
AND NOW, not to cut our nutrition portion of the blog short, but I have something unrelated to share. Having been away from America for the last 3 Christmas', I am feeling especially eager to really take it in this year. Christmas is always my favorite time of year, and there is nowhere on the planet that can top it. Albeit to say, what is the Christmas season without the Salvation Army bell ringers? They're a HUGE part of the spirit and ambiance, and I am proud to say that I will be doing my part to help this year! Along with having signed up for a few in-person bell ringing sessions, I am also hosting an online kettle! I want to be very clear here, though, that I am in no way trying to obligate or force giving. All I'm wanting to do here is open up the option to those of us who don't always have cash when we pass by the kettles, but *want* to give a little here and there. SO- if you feel so called, please visit my kettle and donate any amount you'd like. The website encourages larger amounts by giving those options, but any amount can be entered in (I contributed $5).

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