Wednesday, December 4, 2013

1st Gluten-Free Anniversary!

I'm actually two days late with this post, since my official anniversary was Monday, December 2, but I figured it's not a big deal. The fact that I have successfully made it a whole year being 100% gluten-free is the big deal!

A part of me feels like it has been forever since I've been off gluten and then another part of me feels like it really wasn't that long ago that I made this huge diet change. But I do remember the despair and complete lack of hope I felt just a short year ago. I was so sure that nothing would actually help me feel better and I went into the whole gluten-free diet change not expecting huge results. You can read my post that I wrote this time last year.

This past year has shown huge changes in how I feel. I still have crappy days (more so lately) and I'm still not back to where I want to be weight-wise, but I have definitely improved since last December. And for that I am thankful.

It has been hard to give up gluten and I definitely miss bread the most, but it has been worth it. I never thought that this would be my life but I'm okay with it.

So join me in celebrating my one year anniversary of being gluten-free and raise a toast to big life changes that can seem scary but end up being okay. Cheers!


  1. I raise a glass .... of .... ice limau .... to celebrate your strength and courage ... your determination .... and your desire to feel better. Your courage and strength enabled you to stay the course, Jenny. In the process you are feeling much better ..... you have found and shared with others many delicious recipes. You have encouraged ... and yes, inspired many others. You have proven that nothing is impossible when one sets their will to accomplish it ... and you are like a lead car in a race setting the pace for others to follow. Congratulations, Jenny!!!

  2. Way to go! that is a huge accomplishment!