Saturday, June 25, 2011

gluten free questions

I was asked how I got started with getting rid of the gluten in my life...

I am still learning a lot!! First, fresh fruits and veggies are great!! I know they are safe and I eat lots and lots!! Thank goodness its summer and I have many options!

Plan on a longer grocery shopping day. I read lots of labels now which is great to raise your awareness of what you're putting into your body!! Visit a natural food store. Yes, its more expensive but if you do this with someone else you can share and split the cost!

The grocery store I use has a growing section of GF foods that are pretty good. My sister made me a GF chocolate cake for my birthday and it was fabulous!! No funny aftertaste just pure yummoness!! It was just a betty crocker mix!! Check this out ...

Part of the energy I think, comes from just eating better and healthier. Food from the ground, not with all the additives! The biggest things that I have been told to avoid is WHEY, MALT, WHEAT.

Mexican food is something I get often when going out, corn shells are safe! I love as a snack blue corn chips and GF guacamole! MMM!!!  When we go out to eat, I use my phone! Say were headed to Wendys. I type in Gluten Free menu and Wendys, and a list pops up. The chili is gf and baked potatoes! (theres more but I love those two) and you just don't add the crackers to the soup like I did the first time!! Its a learning process!!

So theres some of the things that can help you get started!!! Let me know if you have more questions that I can maybe help with!  For the anxiety/antidepression medication people, this may not make a big change but even a little more energy is huge for me!! I hope it helps with you too!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gluten free is ME

So, this is my new thing! I have been thinking about going gluten free for about 6 months and finally took the plunge. To be completely honest I was sick of having to know where the bathrooms were everywhere I went...for me, not for my kids! I used to work in a hair salon and there was this sweet old lady who had the walking farts something fierce and we would all quietly laugh....that was turning into me and Im only 30!!!! My dad decided to try it, I have a few cousins, and an aunt that all really notice a difference. I have been doing it for almost two weeks and can totally notice a difference. The biggest difference for me is the energy, that alone has been worth it! I feel so motivated! I just thought taking zoloft for my anxiety/depression was just going to make me sleepy all the time but the past few weeks have been great!!! I am so thankful. Things have been better in the potty room too! Yes, this is all a lot of TMI but this has been so great and so good for me to be reading labels and what I am putting into my body! I will let you know how it continues to go for me!

Friday, June 3, 2011

My Nephew is here!!

Preston Kendall has arrived!! 6 weeks early but doing so good and his mommy is too!! Hes going to have to be in the NICU for a bit until he figures things out on his own a little more but other than that hes in so healthy! Praise God!!!! Here are a few pictures of the new little man. He is just so precious and cute and soft and makes the sweetest little faces, and wiggly, and I could go on and on. I am a very proud auntie!!

 Preston Kendall, 5pds 10oz. 18inches

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
Author Unknown

Love you buddy! Cant wait to watch you grow!!!