Friday, July 24, 2009

Where have I been, anyway??

Nowhere fun, that's for sure.....I wish I had been on vacation, but it's just been due to the fact that my day job entered a hectic phase at the same time I started teaching a six-week summer math class.

Naturally this left me no time for cooking or blogging or anything! :(

Things are calming down a bit on the work front and I promise that I will be posting meal plans again beginning next week....going without for a couple of weeks made me realize how helpful it's been to have menu plans! It does waste a great deal of time to have to come home at night after a long day at work and have to actually think about what to make for dinner!

Makes my head hurt....

Well, we've been eating healthy dinners for the most part, and definitely gluten free; I made Crockpot Garlic Chicken with mashed potatoes and a green salad tonight....yum! One of our favorite dinners, and so incredibly easy!

We have not (yet) gone low carb; I've been so busy I haven't had time to think about doing something like that. It would be a fairly big change, I suppose. But I already eat cottage cheese for breakfast, and try to concentrate on protein for lunch as well. Dinner is where the carbs are....pasta is frequently on the menu.

So anyway, I'm still here, and will be blogging again soon! :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

No real plan for this week

My husband and I continue to experience symptoms even though we've been gluten free for a while now. His skin is still flaring up from time to time, while my headaches, brain fog, mouth sores and gastric symptoms come and go as well. Plus both of us are currently at uncomfortably high weights.... :(

From the many many posts on the forum at, I've discovered that a large percentage of celiacs had to give up additional foods as well before they really started to heal. Many of them eliminated dairy, soy, and most or all grains. Which leaves veggies, fruits, and meat.

We are still discussing what to own preference would be to go on a modified low carb diet, which I always did well on before I was diagnosed. Eating low carb in the past always gave me lots of energy, I lost weight, and my "IBS" went away!

Well, of course it did, because I was eating gluten "light" bread, cereal, baked goods, pasta, etc. Naturally I would feel better on a low carb diet because I didn't have IBS, I had celiac disease.

So I had a ham, cheese, and mushroom omelet this morning for brunch. But I'm not sure about dinner yet.

More soon!

Update: We're having lamb chops and a green salad for dinner! :)