Work not in progress…lol

Well my plan was to have something to show for WIP Wednesday, but it didn’t happen. I am no further this week than I was 8 months ago…lol

I have a bad case of the procrastinations. There are things I would like to get done, but I put them off. My daughter is constantly go go go so I blame her for my lack of sewing too…bad baby…LOL  I’ll be honest I don’t know where the days go. I feel like I am on my feet doing a hundred things at once and then at the end of the day I have done nothing at all…lol

I do have some good news though…I think I have a gluten intolerance. Okay that isn’t great news, but I think it might be the root of some of my health problems. I read an article online about hormone imbalances (which I have always thought was my problem, but dr’s say everything is normal) the more I read about inflammation the more I kept saying hey that is me. The article was by Dr.Nasata Turner, who was promoting her book the hormone diet. I’m usually not the one to buy diet books because with my ibs the diets always make things worse way way WAY worse and then I over eat. However, this book seemed also included a supplement plan and exercise plan in addition to a meal plan so I figured what the heck.

The 1st two weeks are dairy and gluten free. I am proud to admit that I didn’t cheat even once. Usually like I said the “diets” make my IBS so bad that whatever goes in comes out and then I have to eat again because I’m starving so I over eat, gain more weight and the ibs gets worse and after a few days I am so dehydrated and sick I have to stop. Not the case this time. I had only 1 ibs attack in 14 days, my 3 x a week migraines went to zero in two weeks. My joint pain a lot better and I have only taken pain meds 3 times vs every day. To top that off my 4 year sinus infection is a lot better too! And to top that off I have lost 10lbs.

Now it hasn’t been a cure all I still have spd, insomnia, horrible anxiety and panic attacks every single day…..but it has been nice to not have that along with everything else all at once. I don’t feel so hung-over all day everyday which makes getting up easier.

So back to the gluten intolerance. During the detox you add back in the high allergy foods one at a time. As soon as I had gluten I got a headache and was stuffed up. I was good for the next 3 days when I introduced cheese and dairy back in and then stuffy when I had whole-wheat pasta. I have been tested for celiac disease when I first got sick. Dr’s ruled out everything and said I had IBS which was really a we don’t know why you are sick so let’s say you have this. And guess what gluten can make your hormones go whacky……so you never know.

I’m going to stick with the book and see where it takes me. The goal is to just get better and not lose weight and that takes a lot of the stress out of it.  Every day is a constant struggle it has been hard to admit that. I still feel so ashamed to have a mental illness, but this book is giving me hope and that is something I haven’t had in a long time.


  1. Hope the new diet works. I have found that when I eat wheat I have terrible heartburn and abdominal pain. I found this out on accident when I went on a diet and cut grains because of all the calories. When I added them back in the heartburn etc came back. So sad because I love wheat products. Oh well better to feel good.

    I also can't eat potatoes because they make my joints hurt. I can eat sweet potatoes because they aren't from the same family as white potatoes.

  2. It sounds like you've found a lifestyle that makes you feel much much better. That is wonderful! I know you want to be as healthy of a mom as you can be. Great job in continuing to search for an answer. I did the same thing with finding out why I was miscarrying. Took my own research to the doctor and it turned out I was right. I'd bet you are too!

  3. Glad to hear you've found something that makes you feel a lot better.
    I think we've all been lumped into that "don't know" bin at the drs. It's so frustrating. Taking charge ourselves is always a good idea. Good luck.

  4. It sounds like you're really on to something here. I hope it eventually leads to you losing all the physical symptoms you've suffered, and maybe it'll help things like your anxiety as you start to feel better?

  5. It is great to see you back! Sound like Ms Lil Pickle is doing her job if she is giving you a run for your money! ;0) also glad to hear you have taken control! You are stronger than you think!!!


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