Adventures in Gluten (and Sugar) Freedom from a southern blogger chick!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Aack! I glutenated myself!

I am having a crappy day today. No pun intended.

Last night I glutenated myself, inadvertently. So today I am all kinds of out of sorts, plus I'm itchy and scratchy and all kinds of cartoon characters. In fact, I look kind of like this:



So here's how it happened. My friend/former student Aerial is here for training this week, and she's staying at my house. Last night I was hungry for some Chili Mac, so I boiled some GF pasta and got out what I THOUGHT was a can of GF chili. I also made some delicious GF brownies for dessert (and yes, I checked them out. They were indeed GF Pantry brand.)

But in minutes, literally, I felt a bloat coming on. I felt awful. By 9 p.m. I was sick as a dog. I checked the label and YIKES the chili had wheat in it. Tell me why chili needs wheat in it? especially no bean chili. But more importantly, HOW COULD I HAVE MADE THAT MISTAKE?

I mean, look at this label!

INGREDIENTS: WATER, BEEF, CEREAL (OATMEAL, YELLOW CORN FLOUR), CHILI POWDER (CHILI PEPPERS, FLAVORING), TOMATOES (WATER, TOMATO PASTE), SUGAR, SALT, HYDROLYZED CORN, SOY, AND WHEAT PROTEIN, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, FLAVORING, AUTOLYZED YEAST, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, SPICE

String of curse words out loud!

So I took some Pepto and some Reglan and went to bed with great distress. I woke at 6 with a migraine. ACK. AACK! And now I have to go teach in an hour. BLEAH. I don't think this day will ever end.

Much love from Blimp Land!
Ging

5 comments:

Danny, Jennifer, and Baby Watson said...

Oh, no. I really hope you feel better. There is nothing worse than stomach troubles, I swear. I honestly think I can make it through the day with any sort of ailment except a stomach problem. It's enough to leave me at home scared to do anything or go anywhere. Having a migraine is a close second, but a heavy dose of Excedrin usually gets me through the day.

Get better, and stay away from the gluten!!

Jessica said...

Ugh. Hang in there!

The Petersons said...

JHW---watch what you say...you haven't been through a whole day of kidney stone pain or a whole day of massive contractions. I do agree on the migraine thing though.

Carter--I hope you get to feeling better....that is so crazy how in just a matter of a couple of hours you were totally sick.

Jodie Lauren said...

i really hate that you got sick, i know you felt horrible! i hope you were able to rest some today and recover. feel better!

Tyler William Flowers the 1st said...

Awwww, that sucks. Well, I hope you are feeling so much better! Im proud of how well you are doing though. You seem to have made a lot of progress, see ya later, miss you!!