Hello, Breakthrough!

For the past two and a half years, I have had stomach pains, near enough every day. I’ve previously thought it was down to certain things – bread, milk, soya. However, yesterday I had an intolerance test, which threw a spanner in the works. It seems I have a BIG problem with yeast. It’s this intolerance that is making other intolerances flare up. It seems my body is also largely intolerant to dairy. Sad times. So, I’ve been eating gluten-free bread for the past two years, which contains yeast. So much for that! As a result, things are set to change in the next few months…

YEAST FREE. DAIRY FREE. No more bread or pitta, no more spaghetti bolognaise, no more cheese or milk. No more, a lot of things. Life isn’t so bad, however, as I am allowed soya (surprise!), so there are a lot of alternatives. As of tomorrow, I will be having salads for lunch, and having a lot of dinners, cooked from scratch. There is something even more shocking, though..

I consumed a whole egg for breakfast, today! For years, I have loathed the sight, the taste and the smell of egg. However, I realised yesterday, that I don’t really have any other way to get the nutrients that I need. So, this morning, Daddy Douglas showed me how to produce a soft-boiled egg, and this was my breakfast. I didn’t even know what cutlery to use to eat it! It’s funny. I do remember one time, probably when I was about 4 or 5, having egg and soldiers at my Nanny Jane’s house. I remember really enjoying it then, so I’m not sure what happened after that.

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I can’t say I enjoyed the egg, but it was bearable.

I thought it best to go food shopping with mum today. I had so many pieces of paper flying around, with different recipes, a list of foods I could have, and a list of foods I reacted badly to in the intolerance test. Things would have been a lot easier if I had been wearing my glasses..the number of times I went over to ladies I thought were my mum, about to ask if I should get this and that! Embarrassing! I think we did well, after 2 hours shuffling down every aisle of Tesco, we did come back with a week’s supply of food that I can eat.

Today being the last day of eating what I wanted, I had one last dinner of my choice. Spaghetti bolognaise. Those who know me, know that I get a ‘food baby’ very easily, but can’t stop myself from eating, even if I am bloated. I attacked my dinner with a particular determination, this evening. I’ll be the first to say I did very well! It took half an hour, but every strand of spaghetti was gone from my plate! It was nice knowing you, spaghetti dinners!

I’m going to try so hard with the whole yeast free and dairy free diet. I’m really looking forward to the times ahead, when I don’t feel like I’m always ill, and having energy! If it means I have to be a fussy eater for a few months, I’d say it’s definitely going to be worth it.

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Spaghetti bolognaise- my favourite dinner. Farewell, for a few months at least!

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