We left the day after Christmas to go to Georgia to visit my stepdaughter and her husband. I have been doing really well on my gluten-free diet and my energy level has greatly improved. Going on vacation and going gluten-free when you have to eat out every meal is almost impossible and I did indulge a little bit. I also ate gluten over Christmas. My first few days in Georgia I was pretty miserable and was in bed quite a bit of the time. I was wearing out by the afternoon and was in bed two entire evenings where I missed dinner entirely.
On my second full day in Georgia, my back went out and the exhaustion continued. I was blaming my symptoms on a CFS flare but I believe a lot of it was from eating gluten. In a way I am glad for the chance to not be gluten-free because it gave me the opportunity to see how I would feel and if a lot of my symptoms were the result of wheat products. Now I can say that I know that gluten has been a major culprit in my health.
Now that we are home, I am more than happy to return to my gluten-free diet and I plan to return to the gym and continue my exercise program as well. The new year is looking bright and I plan for this one to be the healthiest one ever! Happy New Year everyone!