Let’s meet!

AF1QipOyWvua2-Oz2QCtz0865zvzVM0bVSOW_daSnnS2=I-UHi, 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!

~ PattyAnn