As usual, I tend to find out about things like Write 31 Days at the last minute and hop on the bandwagon, adding yet another thing to my nightly to-do list for that time between when I get Daniel to sleep and when I can finally go to bed. This time, however, I had a topic around which I could build it, so this monthly challenge actually *benefits* me.
For those not in the know, I have IBS and have had ulcers in the past. In late July, I started getting really sharp stomach pain and we thought that it might be another ulcer. Add on my diminished appetite and the increasing number of foods that just make me feel nauseated and we had a distinct possibility. Well… after nasty and invasive tests (endoscopy/colonoscopy), we learned that my digestive tract is fine with no ulcers and I’ve tested negative for celiac disease both in my bloodwork and in the biopsy. So what exactly is going on? After doing extensive research (also known as “Ask Facebook”), I decided to try going gluten-free for a month to see if it made any difference with my stomach. The whole 31 Days of Writing thing came along at the right time because now I have an excuse to be whiny and let people know how this is all going for me! Aren’t you lucky people? 😉
I’ll put a link to each day’s post on this page so please check back for new content. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy my musings!
Day 01: Smoothie Queen
Day 02: Pesto Quinoa
Day 03: It’s My Blog and I’ll Whine If I Want To
Day 04: Rice Pasta with Cheddar
Day 05: Coffee Klatch
Day 06: Snacking
Day 07: Eating Out
Day 08: On the Road
Day 09: Verdict on Road Food
Day 10: Uff Da!
Day 11: Craving Bread
Day 12: Attempting to Make Smart Decisions
Day 13: In Back of the Bread
Day 14: “Company Food” I Need to Learn to Make
Day 15: Interesting Find
Day 16: Reflecting (and Whining) At the Halfway Point
Day 17: Tetelestai