So the Christmas Holiday Season is almost over…ending in New Years. I bombed. Fell. Stumbled. WipeOut!
I ate wheat based items – not once, not twice but 3 times – on three DIFFERENT days! My daughter made cake balls. I had to try one, thinking…it will be nice for her mom to at least eat one…three cake balls later.
I didn’t think too much about it. A moment.
Then I did so good. I made grain free cookies – with this recipe – http://wellnessmama.com/5810/chocolate-chip-cookies/. SO amazingly good. So proud of myself – for taking the time to do it. Took them to a cookie exchange at a neighbor’s house. EVERYONE loved them and no one could believe they did not have wheat flour.
Then I went to my mom’s Christmas day. I did NOT eat the rolls. But, see there is a FAVORITE cookie that she makes. I’d AVOIDED them at the cookie exchange – pretending they were not looking all delicious on a plate. But my mom…how can I possibly say NO to her cookies…
AND I ate chocolate…a lot of it. While that is NOT listed on the forbidden foods – some chocolate items are FULL of corn syrup. YEP! Not straight chocolate bars, the candy that you ONLY get during December of every year. UGH…
So – I was okay yesterday. But so – so tired. And my hands felt slightly swollen and weird – joint pain. Then I ATE a BURRITO with a flour shell. Frozen. From the Store. PROCESSED, SO VERY BAD. Within an hour – it is like the Lord said…STOP!!
By the time I went to bed last night – my knees were hurting and my hands continued to hurt. My mom has TERRIBLE arthritis pain. I’d read that gluten/wheat can make it worse. It was NOT psychological. It was actually happening. 3 days of grains in one form or another including hidden in that dreaded corn syrup – and I’m done. Sorry. Repentant. Turning from the sin of disobedience. God said to my heart – no grains. I thought…just a little.
NOPE. NONE. Nada, Rien.