Sunday, January 23, 2011


I love snowy sundays.  I love looking out and seeing the wonderful white snow.  I love hearing the sound of a snow shovel scraping the sidewalk. 
Today I will be catching up on our book club pick as  I am a bit behind.  So far I find it interesting learning about other beliefs and faiths.  It convicts me that I don't know enough about other people and reminds me that I am sure of my faith more than ever.  I am saddened that so many people give and have the wrong idea  about Christ Followers.  It is such a freeing religion, not filled with mysticism but love and grace in the midst of failure.
This book is very interesting and I am only about 50 pages in.  I can't wait for my book club to discuss so we can share our thoughts.

I thought I would fill you in on my latest about the whole wheat free thing.  My results are NEGATIVE, so I do not have celiac disease.  My next step is to get tested for food allergies.  However I am not researching those and I really think that I might have a food intolerance not an allergy.  From what I understand eating too much of something your body is intolerant to can lead to an allergy and then eventually to an auto immune disorder.  At first I was disappointed to the negative results because I wanted an explanation for my not feeling well and now I am excited and hopeful that I can make myself feel better just by being more intentional with my eating habits.   

Here's to a healthier year all around....


  1. I, too, am a little behind. I'm hoping to start the book today!

    That stinks that you don't know what's wrong, but it's a good thing that you don't have celiac disease:) Think this could all possibly be related to stress?

  2. annie, that is exactly what has happened to me! i had been having all kinds of health issues for years and had been diagnosed with PCOS and a thyroid disorder, was put on meds for those and they didn't help at all, then i got tested for food allergies and it turned out i had developed an intolerance to wheat, so i changed my eating habits and went wheat/gluten free. i could tell a difference in as little as a week! i felt the best i had felt in a good 3 years! so for almost a year i have been eating wheat/gluten free and have felt incredible. i still have weak/bad moments, but i always pay for it shortly after. i hope you really do figure out exactly what is throwing your body off so that you can get back to feeling well again!! good luck!!

  3. p.s. check out hashimoto's thyroid disease, that's what my diagnosis turned out to be, maybe it's similar to what you've been feeling/dealing with?? just a thought...