It’s that time ladies and gents. Time to evaluate our personal failures of the year before and vow to do better in the fresh, new, one. I’ve got plenty, but instead of confessing every last oopsie to you fine people, I’m just going to focus on three areas of improvement for this celiac. Well, that’s three plus one huge one that is TBA. Yes, that is a cliff-hanger! Stay tuned.
In the meantime, here are my three gluten-free new year’s resolutions.
1. Take My Damn Vitamins — As I tell everyone else to not forget to bulk up on their vitamins and minerals, mine hang out in the cabinet. That’s dumb. And possibly one of the reasons I don’t feel awesome even without the daily gluten consumption. Honestly, what is my problem?
2. Always Carry Snacks — Lest I find myself cruising into In ‘N’ Out for the fourth time in a week, I’ve got to load up on the g-free mixed nuts. Like, yesterday. You should too! Or just buy stock in In ‘N’ Out. Either/Or.
3. Take No Shit — As I sit here waiting for my Zen tea to brew, I’m going to take advantage of my last bursts of rage before the embers are out.
I’m incredibly lucky that the majority of my friends and family members have been nothing but supportive since my diagnosis. If they do any fun-poking it is behind my back, as it should be. I’ve had more gluten-free meals prepared for me, and more accommodations made than any one person should ever expect. My horrific restaurant experiences have been few and far between. However.
When someone attacks a celiac, just for the fact that she can’t eat gluten, I’m going to fight back. No, it’s not battling against hate, homophobia, or racism; and therefore I should calmly educate the jerk and walk away. But 2013 just might be the year that I educate someone with a swift kick to the ass. So watch out, assholes.
What are your resolutions? Are they as pleasant as mine?
Happy New Year GIMBers!!! I love you all.
Love your resolutions and love your fightin’ spirit even more. Happy New Year.
Hello! Happy New Year! I am curious about gluten free flour blends that can be substituted cup for cup in my favorite glutenized recipes from my childhood. For instance, I am still looking for a great brownie recipe, and so far, I have had no luck. So I thought, why can’t I make my favorite brownies and just substitute the killer flour with a kinder gentler one. Any ideas?? Please help. I need a brownie.
That’s exactly how you can make a brownie. I love Better Batter and Cup4Cup. I substitute the exact amount and have always had great results. Do it!
I never take my vitamins either. I tend to be better if they’re gummy, but even then I suck. My resolution is no more coca-cola – just because something is gluten free, it doesn’t mean I need it!!
Love these! Question for you.. what vitamins do you take? Just a Multi? I am bad about that too. Also, do you take probiotics? I’m trying but don’t know if it’s quite helping yet.
Hiya. Based on my blood tests, I take a multi plus a calcium/magnesium. You should totally ask your doc what you’re missing to make sure you’re getting it. I don’t take probiotics, but probably should 😉
I was so happy to come across this post! I am quite health conscious and always looking for new ways to drop some weight. I have quite often reached a point in which NOTHING seemed to work and I would struggle to lose those few extra pounds. My new years resolution is exactly this! I need to stop microwaving meals and going out to eat! I need to get in the kitchen and take control of my food! I have quite a few friends who are gluten intolerant and have heard from a number of them that there are some amazing gluten free recipes out there that are delicious and extremely healthy (and assist with weight loss!). They have opened my eyes to the wonderful world of gluten *and even dairy free cooking* and I would highly recommend the website http://www.ninacucina.com/. I recently purchased her book, Nina Cucina: Your Healthy Gourmet and I have become addicted to gluten free recipes! I am not a great cook but I found this book (and website) so informative and so easy to follow. For every single recipe the author, Nina Pucillo, gives the nutritional value of each dish and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the dish. All of the dishes featured in the book are totally gluten-free and Nina has included many recipes that are dairy-free too! Thanks for sharing! I hope my suggestion helps too 🙂 Good luck to everyone with their new years resolutions!