Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Well, it's been a while.  Things are pretty busy around here.  Things fell apart around Halloween.  I overdid it on candy- I have absolutely no self control around it.  I started getting waves of nausea for a minute or two throughout the day.  I thought it was from all the candy.  Except it didn't stop when I got rid of all the candy three days after Halloween.  Yep, I limit our consumption of candy to three days and then it goes.  We had so much left at the end of the three days!  So on Thanksgiving the nausea got worse.  It was awful.  I think I know what the problem is now.  My gallbladder.  I am no doctor, and have not seen a doctor to confirm my suspicions.  I will be going to one in the near future when we have medical insurance again (just a couple weeks to go).  I have researched my symptoms, tracked my symptoms with my food consumption.  They definitely go hand in hand with gallbladder issues.
So a meatless, low fat diet is in order.  Low fat means no dairy.  I am finding it difficult.  I still have a little bit, but have to be very careful.  Last night I made macaroni and cheese for dinner- none for me.  Instead I had a salad.  In the three days I have been eating this way, I have definitely felt better.  I am hoping that the herb formula I am taking for the liver and gallbladder will help as well. 
So we had gone grain free for a bit.  I didn't really feel like going grain free helped me much.  I am pro-grain.  Definitely.  So grains are back in full force in my life.  I even ground 5 batches of spelt flour the other day.  Most of it is in the freezer.  I decided to grind it all at once so I wouldn't have to pull out the wheat grinder every other day.  The kids enjoyed freshly made graham crackers after school on Monday.  Ashley is begging me to make some bread.  I've been a bit lazy and haven't gotten to that one yet this week.  Guess I'd better get on that!