Finding success often requires that you shed all your fears and dive into something head first. It’s true for commiting to a gluten free diet too. Are you on a complete gluten free diet or are you still hesitating to jump in?
Consider this. What if it your child had to go on a gluten free diet? What if you had an 18-month old who was visibly wasting away – losing weight, lethargic, and not the same baby she was six months ago?
That was my story. My baby girl was starving. The pediatrician didn’t know why my daughter looked and felt the way she did. Thankfully, my wife and I had the courage and persistence to get on a path to finding answers.
A couple of months later we left the hospital with confirmation that our girl had Celiac Disease. We decided on the emotional drive home that we would make our house gluten free and we as parents would go gluten free too. We didn’t even know for sure what that meant! But that’s the kind of commitment you make for your kids.
Can you make that sort of commitment for yourself and then stick with it? It’s hard. Especially when it’s not convenient – like when you are invited to lunch with co-workers.
I haven’t stuck to eating gluten free and I’m mad at myself about it. For a while now I’ve been eating gluten here and there when I’m away from the kids.
I want to get back to eating exclusively gluten free.
As New Year’s approaches and I sit down to my resolutions for 2011 I plan to take the plunge and go completely gluten free. What about you?