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Gluten’s Last Stand + Goals


I know I have a gluten intolerance…my body lets me know in many ways. It’s just been a wait for the endoscopy test to be scheduled. If you don’t know what this entails just take a look at this picture from Theodora when she had her test done.


Oh yeah it looks like so much fun. Good news is I get another day off work will finally have official answers the questions I’ve been asking for years.  Bad news is I have to eat gluten for 7 days straight to make sure the test has conclusive results (I’ve only been eating it 2 days a week per doctors order).

Or is this such bad news. I stated on twitter…

gluten test

Sounded like a good idea to me. I’d be sure to have the gluten in my digestive system if I ate that stuff. A few of my fabulous friends agreed.

gluten answers

So it’s decided. I have until Wednesday at Midnight to consume gluten. I’m going to eat the things I’ll miss. Quick whole wheat pasta for dinner loaded with veggies; Muffin from the bakery in town; Homemade Whole Wheat Pizzas; Everything bagel with hummus and veggies for lunch; and just for kicks Hunni and I will have donuts at Midnight on Wednesday.

This is gluten’s last stand before my gluten-free adventure begins. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve learned so far and don’t really miss too much so I’m excited. Until then bring on the donuts, right Evan?

While I spend my week prepping for the gluten test I have other things I’d like to do also. But first…

Last Week’s Goals:

  • Two workout non-gym workouts. Well my meeting was cancelled after less than a day due to the huge storm that affected 29 states. This did not deter me. I did yoga after the 7 hour drive home that normally takes 3 and my Team HEAB workout on Friday night after a day at the coffee shop “working.”
  • Up my water intake. I had no idea how dehydrated I was until I started chugging my water this week. I couldn’t get enough. Perhaps I should change my Brita filter now since I haven’t done it in about 4 months. Smile
  • Balanced meals. A big shout out Katie Heddleston! She’s been my coach as I work through all these food allergies and prepare to go gluten free. She is such a support and big help to remind me to get in balance. I feel much more satisfied this week and I love the fun I’m coming up with. Check out her online services if you are looking for a dietary check up.
  • Explore the outlets. This isn’t my fault. I blame the snow storm. We’d planned to go on Tuesday evening…by then there was 8 inches of snow on the ground and we were crawling along the highway at 30 mph towards home. We’re planning a trip to a local set for sometime soon, I hope.
  • Spend time with friends. Friends are fantastic! Friends who bring baked goods are even better. I wish I had been able to spend more time with them but I’m glad to be safe at home with the puppers. We’ll catch up soon…I know it!

This Week’s Goals:

  • Valentine’s Day Surprise. Hunni thought V-day was this past week so I already have my gift…(he knows my love of puppers and mugs)IMG_7522 But I need get his set up. I’m excited…especially because I planned what he likes and not what I wanted for him. So hard but I’m learning his love language.
  • Blogger Meet-up. The Lovely Kelly from Brownies and Zucchini is visiting the Capital District so Emily and I are pretending we live in NY for the evening.  Why wouldn’t we when there are great blends and a dinner at a restaurant I’ve wanted to try since forever. Now to figure out what I want. Care to look at the menu and help me choose (taking into consideration what I can eat)?
  • Find a Yoga Class. Someone forgot to tell me it is February…oh was I supposed to look at the calendar? March I plan to get in some yoga for my personal challenge…but first I need a studio. I know my local studio has one class that fits but I want to try hot yoga again and some other studios.  I’m on the hunt to make a plan.
  • Organize my drawers. Half my clothes don’t fit in my drawers and half of them don’t fit on me. It’s time for organization this week and a trip to The Salvation Army Stores to find in between clothes. No sense in paying full price for temporary clothes. This will give me a chance to take risks like my favorite fashion blogger. Winking smile
  • Pick a vacation. One of our family goals is to go on a real vacation this year. We need to pick it ASAP so we can request vacation and start saving. So Bermuda, Bahamas, Puerto Rico or Caribbean?
10 Comments leave one →
  1. 07/02/2011 8:56 AM

    Live it up!! I love the symbolic, 12am doughnut idea (just took me a little bit to spell doughnut correctly… even though it appears in your post about five times…).

    That’s so funny that your husband thought Valentine’s was last week! LOL! I hear you on the love language thing. Sean’s is acts of service — all the way. That is really hard for me… I have a hard time coming up with things he’d like me to do for him. But it means so much more to him than anything else, so I’m really trying!

    • 07/02/2011 10:23 AM

      The symbolic 12am doughnut is my favorite part…I’m going to buy them on the sneak and surprise him since I already know it’s bye-bye gluten come Thursday 🙂

      Hunni is time spent together. I’m having fun planning a day for him.

  2. 07/02/2011 9:19 AM

    Ohh, I hope you’re planning a trip to the Lee Outlets, they’re great 🙂 I always get awesome deals there!

    Can’t wait to see you at the blogger meet-up on Friday, I’m so excited for New World Bistro. I’ve been wanting to eat there since it opened, but its always busy and I’m a poor college student, lol. Good luck with finding a yoga class 🙂

  3. actorsdiet permalink
    07/02/2011 10:04 AM

    good luck with gluten’s last stand! pasta with bread crumbs?

  4. 07/02/2011 10:33 AM

    I was not a fan of Bermuda. It was windy and freezing when I was there (went in February), and everything was so expensive. I vote the Caribbean!

    Enjoy your gluten this week. If you happen to go to Dunkin Donuts, please eat a strawberry frosted glazed for me. Those used to be my favorite. 🙂

    Can you believe it’s the last week for Team HEAB workouts. Didn’t 6 weeks go by fast?

    • 07/02/2011 10:43 AM

      Thanks for the note on Bermuda. We’d be going in October which is the opposite end of the year so I wonder if we’d have the same weather. Your vote is where I’d like to go.

      Ooooo Strawberry…So many choices this will be hard.

      I can’t believe it is the last weak of Team HEAB. I’ve had a blast and hope I can get them all in this week.

  5. 07/02/2011 12:59 PM

    If I was giving up gluten, I would totally have a last hurrah too 🙂 Those vacations sound so fun. I can’t wait to hear what you decide!

  6. 09/02/2011 6:32 PM

    I read this post earlier this week and didn’t have a chance to comment! LOL on that pic 🙂

    I’ve been to both Bermuda and the Bahamas–the Bahamas is pretty over-commercialized; Bermuda, a little less so. (But more expensive. But you do get to see cute old men in Bermuda shorts, so…)

    GOOD LUCK TOMORROW. You’ll be just fine. The test totally beats a colonoscopy.

    • 09/02/2011 7:10 PM

      I appreciate the luck. I’m a bit nervous but you are right…it beat the hell out of another colonoscopy. 🙂


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