After the second year in a row of Christmas dinner (we had it early this year) causing me to vacate my family party early and instead cause me to spend a large part of the night in the bathroom, enough is enough. After doing much research and checking almost every box on the Celiac Disease symptom list, I am fairly certain, this is my problem. I have purchased Gluten-free for Dummies and The Cooking Light for Gluten-Free Cookbook. Today is day one. I am excited and also scared that I won't have the willpower to keep it up. I have purged my cupboards of everything gluten and promptly given the food away to friends. I am ready to feel better. Unfortunately, after researching for hours, it has come to my attention that the cause of this disease may have been my years of tormenting my digestive system with Bulimia. In fact, now that I think about
it, when I stopped getting sick, the painful, 'feels like I'm dying' diarrhea began. And yet the weight packed on instead of coming off. Considering how often these attacks happen (1-2 times a week), I couldn't understand why I remain at my 170 pound weight. It wasn't until a friend clued me in on the fact that she suffered from the same problems! Or at least she used to. She has inspired me to see this new diet through. I'm just ashamed that I probably did this to myself.