Embarking on a New Adventure

Hello Everyone.  =)

    In my family I was always the healthy one.  I hardly ever got sick and when I did it would only last a couple of days.  Even this past winter my entire family was sick with the flu for over a week, and all I got was the sniffles for a couple of days.  So, when I started hurting a lot last September and had to go to the doctor, it had been the first time I was at the doctor for myself in, I believe, over 7 years!  So, it was kind of a shock, especially sense I am not a dare-devil at all.

    As you all know, I currently have a cast on my left wrist.  Despite wearing the cast, my wrist still hurts almost constantly.  On Monday night my left ankle started hurting almost to the point of me not being about to walk.  Tuesday morning it still hurt but not as bad.  My mom had been meaning to make a doctor's appointment for a while, but this was enough to make her call right away.  Thankfully I was able to go to our family doctor that day.  Well, I have some problems with my bones, so I need to intake more iron.  You can take iron pills, but also foods like oatmeal, raisins, rice, beans, spinach, and stuff like that has iron, so I need to start eating more of that.  I also need to exercise more.  I used to do ballet and moved my body a lot.  But I haven't done anything like that in the last couple of years.  But, the big news that will really change my diet is that I have to go gluten free.  Because of all the joint pain I'm having gluten has to go.  Which basically means:

No More Bread:

Or Buns:

Or Rolls:

Or Pasta:

Or Donuts:

Or Cake:

Or Pizza:

   Yup, these are all gluten...And they are all out.  (I hope I didn't make you hungry!)  Now, I'm not going to be super strict about it.  When ever my dad brings home pizza as a treat, I'll have a piece.  If I go over to a friends house I won't even worry about it.  Mainly I'll be gluten-free at home and mostly-gluten-free while out and about.

     I'm thinking of it as a new adventure; a new chapter in my ever growing "Life-Book."   So, onward and forward we shall march!  =)

~A Casted-Fainting-Gluten-Free-Blogger ;D

(The photos are not mine, but I got them with the "permission to use" thing.  Also, I haven't fainted since my first doctor's appointment and yesterday the doctor said not to worry unless I did it again!)


  1. Aw man... going gluten-free was a really though choice for me. I have eczema and my mom suspects gluten is the one causing to flare up and stuffiez... So currently, I'm trying to be gluten-free... and failing miserably, if I may add... >< But I know you'll do better than me... haha :)


  2. Oh man . . . I totally understand! You poor thing . . . I had to go gluten-free because it makes my legs extremely itchy! Although sometimes i do sneak a donut or piece of cake . . . :) Hey, if you need any advice just ask me.
    Good luck!

  3. You do know that they make gluten-free pizza and other stuff, right?! You don't have to give it up, just use a different recipe to make it! Anyways, <3 ya!

  4. Sorry Jessica. That's got to be tough. :P My sister can't have yeast so its no bread for her ether. :P I hope it works out okay. =)

  5. Gosh, I'm sorry about your wrist and ankle hurting! :( I've been gluten free for a year so far and honestly it's not that bad! There are lots of places with GF food and a number of restaurants serve it too. Oh, and there's a really good GF flour called Pamela's Flour. :)
    I hope you feel better!

  6. Oh no ! Sounds like one problem after the other ! It will be hard at first but hopefully you will get used to it !
    Eb x

  7. Hey Jessica! I just sent you an email, but I just wanted to let you know what I know EXACTLY what you're going through! I've battled food allergies my whole life and at times I've been stubborn and ignored them, and they've made me really sick. I know it's not fun, and it will be hard at first, but you can do this!
    xoxo, em


    1. Aw, thanks for commenting, Em! Thank you for your encouragement; I did get your email and I'm going to make time soon to reply! It hasn't been that bad at all and I haven't really missed any food that much yet. I'll just keep pushing forward! =)

      Thanks again,


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