It was the breaking point for me and I have jumped in head first. Within 3 days of my new eating plan I felt as if I had a new lease on life. I am NOT exaggerating. Then, by the next day or two I was beginning to experience some of the old symptoms I had been having. Frustrated doesn't even begin to describe how I felt. So, today I went to my allergist for testing for food allergies.
I was honest with her and told her that I was not expecting anything to be positive. If it was, my money was on corn. Remember, I already have Celiac Disease so I avoid all gluten products (ie, bread, pasta, cakes, cookies...all things yummy.)
64 pricks and 1 shot of serum couldn't have left me more shocked with the results. I showed a highly reactive response to peanuts and cashews. Let me just say, I was floored! The gut kicker was when the doc said I had to avoid all tree nuts due to cross reactivity. Now, unless you have adapted to a Gluten free diet or are living Paleo like I am now you might not realize how big of a deal this is to me. Most of my healthy protein comes in the form of a tree nut. Cashews, hazelnuts...almonds. Almonds; as in almond powder, almond milk, almond cheese. This is a huge blow for me.
I know I wasn't given a death sentence today and I'm sure I'll get over the disappointment very quickly but man! This just stinks. I've pretty much been pouting all day long. That is until I went to mailbox around 6:00 tonight. My letter came. THE LETTER. I saw a glimpse of the word IRS and starting crying. My hands starting shaking and my knees buckled. Best. Moment. Ever. My 2 year labor of love has finally come to fruition.
The Go Lucy Go Foundation is officially
a 501(c)3 organization!!
Those of you who eat on alternative food plans, please feel free to leave comments as to what I do now that I can't eat almond flour. I'm open for suggestions! I'll leave you with this gratuitous picture of my sweet boy. Who doesn't ride their bike in a baseball helmet?