If you are a regular reader of this blog - and I thank you for it! - you have probably noticed that I dropped the everyday account of what I was eating. There were a couple of reasons for this. First of all, it felt really dorky to be telling the entire world what I ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also it was staring to become repetitious: you all knew I wasn't eating wheat or sugar so I didn't think it was necessary to remind you everyday. Boring! So I have decided I would only blog on my eating habits when there is something worthy of notice. Like today.
Today I was at a poetry workshop all day with lunch provided. I knew I would probably have to cheat because I could expect a casual function like that to cater for my dietary habits. When lunch was served,, I'll admit I was a little excited. It was sub sandwiches and cookies. I haven't eaten proper bread like that in about two and a half months and I hadn't realize just how much I actually missed it. I ate a couple of sandwiches and two cookies. In the second session after lunch, I slowly became aware that things were not normal for me. I was having trouble concentrating on what was going on around me, and I had 'things' floating in front of my vision, similar to a migraine. I also could feel an increasing amount of gas in my stomach, which was not at all comfortable. Then I noticed that I had become very weak and shaky, and I kept dropping things. I tried to keep my hands out of sight so that no one should notice how shaky they were. By the time the workshop was over, I was well and truly ready to go. Mum and Dad, who had come to get me, decided to go out and have coffee. I felt I could use a coffee, even though I rarely have two in one day. I still had the shakes and had to hold on to the potato chips and the coffee cup relatively tightly so that I didn't drop them. When walking out of the coffee shop, I turned my foot slightly. Normally I would be able to just stumble a bit and regain my balance, but I was so out of it, I slipped and fell over. Not only was this rather embarrassing, it scared me bit. I had no idea how dysfunctional and uncoordinated a dose up on wheat could make me.
Sorry if this sounds rather dramatized and petty, but I wanted to share how wrong things can go when you break the rules. I had been planning to see what happens when I do eat wheat, put I was not prepared for the consequences. If you have recently broken rules for yourself and eaten outside your normal habits, I would be fascinated to hear how you responded to it. Feel free to comment under this post. Have a great week everyone! :D