Gluten-Free!

I’ve been gluten-free for about ten days now. In theory, I’m also going “grain-free” but I’m letting myself cheat there a little. Like yesterday, my mom baked pumpkin bread with gluten-free flour. There were some other grains in the mix, but fuck it, I love pumpkin bread. I want to be healthier, but that’s not going to work if I’m expected to abstain from pumpkin bread until the end of time.

I’ve read in various places that grains, especially gluten, can cause depression and anxiety. Well hey now. I have certainly had my share fair of those symptoms. I have quit gluten to lose weight and regain control of my body, but if the GF life boosts my mental health, you will not hear my complaining.

In fact, you’ll probably hear me rejoicing.

I’m just not content with the status quo. I’m at a great place in my life, but I feel like I can do more and feel even more amazing than I do today.

But all in good time. I know me. I can’t overhaul my life in 48 hours and expect it to stick. I have to make changes one by one. That’s why I cut refined sugars in early September and waited five weeks to tackle this GF transition. And that’s why I’m not worrying about my diet soda problem yet. Today I’m cutting gluten and grains. That’s enough. I want to stop drinking soda eventually. I know it’s bad for me. But I also know if I cut soda and gluten at the same time, I will go bat shit crazy and end up eating all the cake in Pasadena.

Memoir Update

I have not been very active with this website/blog because I was so busy revising my memoir about postpartum depression. It’s my first book, and I have been learning a lot through the adventures of writing and revising.

I finally felt good about the second draft and sent it off to my editor in mid-September. She is going over it now and will flip it back to me in early November. I’ll then make some final revisions and get the book ready for publication – definitely in 2018, the earlier in the year the better. I’m ready to send this baby into the world!