Thursday, April 15, 2010

Why do the foods I love not love me back?

Last August my mom and I decided to try a little experiment to figure out what foods are bothering us and making us sick???  So, we went vegan and also gave up wheat.  It was tough at first, but after the first few days...I didn't really miss anything except bread.  We added wheat back in after a month and eventually we added back eggs, but have not (and will not) added meat or dairy back in.  It was going great!  We were feeling better than ever.  But, we had one slight problem.  Bagels and pasta had become a daily staple in our diets.  So, when lent rolled around this year, we decided to give up the wheat again as our lenten sacrifice.  It was much harder this time around.  All I wanted was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

I was so excited when Easter finally arrived.  The anticipation was overwhelming.  I had planned to have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at every meal.  And to top it off, we were going to have cupcakes again!!!  I can't even descibe the excitement I felt.  Then within a week I was starting to feel terrible again.  Like I used to feel before the original experiment!  Seriously?!?  I just kept asking myself, why do I feel like this?  I had headaches, felt tired, had achey joints and worst of all I felt like I was swelling from the inside out.  Not just bloated, but I felt like I was going to burst!! 

So, here we go again.  Back off wheat and missing my PB&J sandwiches already.  But, not as much as I miss feeling normal.  Will this ever end?


Here I go again, starting another blog.  I currently write on a few topic specific blogs regarding sewing, home decor and living green.  But every now then I just want to blog about my random thoughts.  So, I thought it might be fun to have a free-spirited, anything goes, let's see what happens blog and just let the blog take on a life of it's own. 

Now, a little about me... 
I am a 30-something-year-old that has the most adorable dog in the world named Duchess.  Awww!!
I am the only girl in a family of six kids.  Seriously!
I became an ovo-vegetarian in August 2009 and am learning a lot about myself in the process. 
I am constantly trying to better myself, learn new crafts and skills (my next project is to learn html and xhtml we will see how that goes), and always trying to shed a few pounds (and by a few, I really mean a lot). 
I have one niece and four nephews that I am sure will pop up on here from time to time. 
I love the outdoors and don't spend nearly enough time there.
I love my family.
I recently discovered a love for blogging.

I hope you enjoy my ramblings and I love comments and feedback, so don't be shy!!!