Friday, October 9, 2015

UPDATE: Vodka is Evil

K, maybe not patently evil or anything, but it has put a hurtin' on me for almost a full week now. Crying out loud, I would have thought it'd be out of my system but I guess what really happened is that I got "glutened". There are those who argue that there is no gluten in wheat or grain derivative alcohols due to the distillation process (what is bottled is distillate, which is drops of liquid collected from vapor) but I now believe them to be absolutely wrong.

Why? Am I smarter than they are? Probably not (but maybe!) but because my body is telling me differently. Also some folks far smarter than I have written about this, and cautioned Celiac suffers to never drink alcohol derived from wheat or "neutral grain spirits". I didn't want to believe them. I do now. I've experienced the horrific side effects for the past six days, and no matter what I do it seems that the symptoms will only clear with time.

As of this morning, I still have the headache that I've had since the middle of the night Sunday 10/4. I am experiencing gastric distress, retaining water like a sponge, suffering fatigue and feelings of high anxiety. It's annoying! And worse for me, I'm gaining weight without having made any changes to diet or exercise levels. 

Feck, Had I known, I wouldn't have. 

Well I guess I knew but I didn't want to believe. Lesson learned, the hard way, as usual. 

Hey happy Friday all, sorry to be such a Debbie downer but DAMN, this has been a week. Don't make my mistakes, please. Listen to the people who know better, and when tempted to throw caution to the wind for just that one taste of [whatever] that you love but aren't supposed to eat, remember the agony and how doing just one little thing wrong can set you back. As in way back. 

Then don't do it.

I know how hard temptation is to deal with - trust me! I have to wrestle with it every day, sometimes several times. But in the end I know that what I'm trying to do is for my own good, and will elevate my health and enjoyment of life, so why jeopardize that? For a moment of flavor bud bliss?

Don't. Do. It.


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