Food

The first step is the hardest

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I’ve thought about doing a blog since I was diagnosed in 2014, but getting healthy and taking care of my family was a priority.

Again, I thought about writing a blog last Fall after I attended my first gluten free conference as a “blogger.” I was blogging about life in general at the time but wanted to do more with it, yet that blog just didn’t seem to fit what I was wanting to do.

At the beginning of 2017, I set a few goals for myself. I was going to focus on eating healthier, working out regularly, reading more and doing things that make me happy. First thing on my list was to get a complete blood panel done to see where I needed to start. For the first time in probably 15 years, my blood work came back normal! To me, this meant I was finally doing all the right things my body needed.

The rest started falling into place and great habits are being formed. I still had this yearning to write. I wanted to spread the word on what’s it’s like to live a “normal” life as a diagnosed celiac. A blog is probably the last thing I need to devote time to, as I work full-time, have two small kids and well, time is limited. I couldn’t suppress the feeling and eagerly remembered the passion I felt after attending that conference in the Fall.

I want to help, educate and facilitate a greater understanding of a gluten free lifestyle. I want to show, that while hard, we can live a normal life in a world based on wheat. In the last few months, I’ve realized that despite this, I’m healthier and happier than I ever have been. Therefore, my blog was born…Wheatless and happy – because you really can be both.

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