Hi, I’m PattyAnn, the author here at Carb Crazed Mama. About a year ago, I did something foolish and added gluten back into my life. In case you’re wondering why I consider that a foolish thing to do, let me fill you in. Up until that point, I had been gluten free for about two years and had never felt better. And then I was accidentally “glutened” at a restaurant, and much to my surprise, I didn’t have a bad reaction. I guess I should add in the fact that the reason I went off gluten for those two years was because after months of ignoring my gluten intolerance, I started having anaphylactic reactions and was forced to carry an Epi-pen with me at all times. Not fun.
Anyway, after not having a bad reaction when I was accidentally given gluten, I decided to try eating it again. and again. still no reaction.
So, being the highly intelligent person that I am (**total sarcasm here) I continued to eat gluten. and I gained 10 pounds within two months. no joke.
Well, I never claimed to be a fast learner, so what did this crazy woman do? I whined about the weight I was gaining, while at the same time, I continued feeding my carb-addiction.
Fast-forward to today, and I am sad to say that I am now 15 pounds over my healthy weight, my clothes are getting tight–and those would be the newer, larger-sized clothes that I recently purchased–and my joints hurt like crazy.
Sad thing is, I know this could’ve been avoided.
I guess you live and learn, right? and unfortunately, I’ve always had to learn things the hard way.
I guess you could say I finally hit “rock-bottom” two days ago when I looked at my 6-month pregnant tummy in the mirror–only, I’m not pregnant.
Thus the reason for this here blog. I know that I’m not the only one who struggles with food addiction and weight, and I want to share my struggle with others, so maybe I can somehow encourage them as I strive to make the necessary changes needed to stop this vicious cycle.
So fellow carb lovers, you’re not alone, and together we CAN win this battle!