Gluten Gladly Gone

It's true... I used to love making pie crust!

“Oh, I really don’t eat that much bread”

That’s something I typically said

But closer inspection

Showed a different direction

It was time for some light to be shed


I loved donuts and yummy French toast

And bread pudding I cherished the most

Wheat Thins and Triscuits

And buttermilk biscuits

Oh cobbler crust!  You made me boast!


On my birthday my life took a turn

When an interesting fact I did learn

I was eating my cake

That my sweet mom had baked

And that’s when the bridges were burned


So I’m now in the group “Gluten Free”

I believe it is good news for me

A new day has dawned

Some old ailments are gone

And I’m managing quite easily



Truly a summer of changes in my life, many of them having to do with my eating habits.  Through an interesting turn of events, our family has learned that we have gluten sensitivities – quite possibly contributing to a vast array of autoimmune conditions.  Giving up the grains has already brought about good changes.  My absolute favorite… my insomnia seems to be a thing of the past.

Here’s the grand experiment.  Alzheimer’s can be linked to autoimmune disorders, and since one of my greatest hopes has always been that a cure could be found for Alzheimer’s… I’m giving this a go.  Guess I’ll never really know if it makes a difference or not.  But the thought makes me happy and excited.

As far as all those yummy treats go… I’m thrilled to have tasted and enjoyed them.  I consider them similar to great vacations.  Wonderful to have been there and done that!  And just like great vacations… so much more to taste and experience in this lifetime!  I shall carry on.


13 Responses to “Gluten Gladly Gone”

  1. Betty Williamson says:

    I didn’t know you were GF. A number of people in my family are, too. They have definitely made VAST improvements in the food choices over the past decade.

  2. Sandy says:

    Yes! It’s a brand new thing for me… and I’m loving it!

    I’m also off of the “nightshades”… tomatoes, potatoes and peppers. So long salsa! But it’s all good. =)

  3. Cheryl says:

    As usual, another inspiring post with a humorous twist! Not sure my dedication is quite at your level yet but the future certainly feels less constricting knowing that I CAN control what I choose to eat! Powerful feeling. But if I had the real thing in your picture sitting right in front of me I’m not sure how strong my resolve would remain. That’s why I’m not allowing it in my house right now! I like your trip to food comparison. Food for thought!

  4. Sandy says:

    “Food” for thought, indeed!

    We are so blessed because we have the opportunity to “choose” what we eat. Many in the world eat the same small amount of the same exact food day in and day out. we have the world at our fingertips when it comes to food choices!

    Let’s all choose well!

  5. kristi says:

    Aren’t you glad ice cream is gluten free? =)

    Gluten rich food as past vacations. Brilliant!

  6. Sandy says:

    Yep! I still love my buttermilk ice cream… in moderation. Many of my family and friends have also needed to give up dairy, so.. I’ve had fun making coconut milk ice cream this summer!

    Again, the world at our finger tips. We have so many delicious and wonderful choices!

  7. Kim Mann says:

    Great post! Such a clever limerick!! We were fortunate, indeed, to have eaten some wondefully tasty treats in the past, and its very nostalgic to see pictures!! But I am going to give this a go and keep enjoying the excellent feeling of being headache free!!!

  8. Lawanda Calton says:

    When people ask me “has your gluten free diet made any difference…how are you feeling?” And I truthfully say “Oh yes…..I’m feeling so good!”

  9. Lawanda Calton says:

    And also Sandy, your limerick is delightful!

  10. Sandy says:

    Thanks! You know how I love to limerick! (And I’m thrilled you’re feeling so good!)

  11. Sherry Snyder says:

    Hi Sandy,
    Nice to meet you electronically at least. My husband Al and I have been GF for about 6 or 7 years or so. It is really not so bad..Lots of fruit and veggies, and most any meat! I would like to get together with you and share GF recipes and ideas. Cheryl you can make a pie crust still, not quite the same but pretty good!
    We are pretty new to Portales, moved here in June.

    Sherry Snyder

  12. Sandy says:

    Great to meet you Sherry! Thanks for commenting… and welcome to Portales!!

  13. Ifen Donovan says:

    I know how you feel. I am allergic to a lot of foods myself and yes it does feel a lot better when you stay from them. Autoimmune disease stinks but one still can have the quality of life if you stay away from the foods you are allergic to. I am so glad you are feeling better. My doctor told me this once and it made me feel better. “don’t think of the few items you can not eat, think of all the foods you can eat”
    Ifen Donovan

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