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One more week left of wheat testing 

All I can say is this experiment set by the doctor has not been fun at all! Yes the bread tastes good but going to the toilet at least 4 times a day isn’t nor is having to work for home more so I can eat wheat is making me more tired.

Biggest negatives to eating wheat:

  • Feeling mega fat all the time
  • Putting on weight – wheat regardless of going to the loo just makes me fatter! Obviously the yummy biscuits haven’t done this
  • The pains in the stomach
  • The weird dreams (might not be related but who knows)
  • Having to let down people if you feel crap
  • Feeling bloated and clothes looking shite
  • Feeling sick
  • Rushing to the loo
  • Always needing to know where the loo is

Anyway 1 week left, then it’s detox time! I’ve got this new book called The G Plan! It’s all about giving your gut a rest and building gut health! Saying goodbye to bloating and getting renewed energy! Obviously I’m having tests and they are looking into my B12 deficiency more but I think I need to help myself too! If this means 21 days of being uber healthy then that’s what I need to try! My body right now feels horrendous! Plus the numb hands, pins and needles everywhere and being exhausted all the time can not continue! The ladies who write this book also do retreats which would be amazing to do, but that might need to be saved for! Plus a holiday in heat will I’m sure help anyway! 

Anyway 7 days to go and then life restored and we’ll see what’s what! 

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Week one done of wheat testing

So definitely still wheat/gluten intolerant then! I was quite excited at the beginning that I would get to eat all this food I had missed out on for years and literally that thought was thrown out of the door after day one! 

Bad points of wheat/gluten eating

  • Feeling utterly unhealthy
  • Having the worse tummy pains ever! Easter Sunday was spent on my hands and knees bent over a hot water bottle
  • Going to the toilet for a number 2 at least 4 times a day and if there is a moment I don’t go, my stomach looks like I am 6 months pregnant! 
  • Still feeling exhausted 24/7 – I went to the office one day last week and by 2pm I was literally exhausted! My eyes were so heavy! I can’t cope
  • Having to be at home a lot because you can’t make major plains encase you need the loo! 
  • White bread I can’t cope with, so living on rye,spelt and wheat bread or granary – I just can’t deal with the pain! I Have normal biscuits with coffee and crisps might have an element of wheat but apart from that I can’t do wheat noodles or Macci d’s – it’s hurts my body way too much! 

Good points

  • Fresh Bread tastes amazing 
  • The cost of items is so cheap
  • Cheese twists

So just under 3 more weeks to get through and then I think a detox of no wheat/ no carbs is needed! I google wellbeing breaks 24/7!  Still not sure how doing this test will help determine why my B12 doesn’t work anymore as I haven’t eaten gluten/wheat for over 10 years! I get the doctor wanting to check this and I’m grateful, but I think he needs to think more about the symptoms of B12 than my overall randomness with food and IBS

Daily struggles

The title of the blog sounds very deep and totally different to me moaning about dating and life but today as a family we did a memory walk for dementia! My Nan unfortunately had dementia but to me it didn’t get to a horrendous state – it was quite funny – she asked me if I had a new car every time I took her shopping! She’d go ” oh it is nice – is it new.” And I’d have to say “oh know Nan I’ve had it a while!” Haha – She also thought I was buying my sisters flat and she was moving but if at the time my sister was pregnant with her first child and she could tell her all about labour with her first child which was amazing!

I live with a long term illness everyday but unfortunately it isn’t something people look into or really take seriously if you ask me.But it effects everything I do! Most people on a day out would be thinking about things like, how are we are getting there, what bars are there and let’s just go with the flow – I can’t do this, I have chronic IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Which in my opinion isn’t taking that seriously or wasn’t at least when I was formally diognosed over 10 years ago! I unfortunately have quite a bad version, where I am ill everyday, I am intolerant to wheat, gluten, soy and dairy isn’t always my friend, nor is coffee unfortunately! (When you love Starbucks that isn’t really fun! I’ve learnt a skinny, one shot caramel latte grande is normally ok thank goodness! Haha!) and IBS has made me worry about everything in life from going away to uni, to living with other people, to dating , moving jobs, travelling & making new friends! To be fair as I have got older most things I just get over, all my friends, work pals and family just know I might need a poo and there is nothing I can do! But dating is still quite a big thing to do – not the actual dates, just the once you get into things further! Did you know people with IBS can find sex really uncomfortable or can be very ill afterwards – so that’s always fun! I know it’s my hang up and I’m sure boys really don’t care but hey that’s life and just adds to why I am 36, single and childless probably – maybe one day there will be research into IBS and people won’t have to be doubled up in pain, sit on the loo for hours or be known as the awkward one at dinner because you might not be able to eat everything off a menu!
So if you know someone who has IBS or is intolerant to food please don’t go “oh you choose, you’re the awkward one” next time you go out for dinner! We aren’t awks, just can’t eat everything because We don’t want to be ill and have to race home from the restaurant to go to the loo! Loads of places do GF these days – just don’t take me to a fish one – I don’t like it! Haha¬†