KFC fried Chicken

Bagels with LOTs of cream cheese


Corn Pops Cereal

English Muffins

There is one thing all of the above have in common: Gluten.

Gluten is baaaaaaaaaaaaaad for me. Very bad. For the past almost 4 years I’ve eaten gluten free I really haven’t had any problems with ‘craving’ gluten. Sometimes I miss things: like danishes and donuts and just buying regular bread from a regular grocery store, but it really hasn’t been too bad. I’ve adjusted well. I eat more healthy and I have fun baking new things.

Insert hormone-fest known as pregnancy. Hormones control cravings. My hormones are all sorts of out of whack. I cry at 30% of the country songs on the radio. And I crave gluten. I’m thinking about just going and sitting in a Panera and staring at the gluten laden goodies… but I think I would cave, buy something, and be very very sick.

I’m going to go and dream about a toasted asiago bagel from Panera LOADED with cream cheese (the appropriate proportion of cream cheese to bagel is 1:1). Mmmmmm. BAGELS.

Hormones are mean. The End.

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4 comments to Cravings

  • marcia marshall  says:

    STephanie, I remember when you dad was getting dx with celiac, but I didn’t know that you had problems before that — did you get tested soon after he was dx? Did you suspect you had celiac, too? Or did you just try the gluten-free diet and feel better?

    Also, I didn’t know you had endometriosis. You poor thing. i heard it’s awful.

  • Vanessa  says:

    Hormones do mean things. I am sorry about the cravings. I craved chocolate and SUPER spicy things. My poor child always had the hiccups! In fact, she still does. Good luck with the cravings and I hope that they change into things that you can actually eat and enjoy!

  • Angie  says:

    Just a few things here:
    1: has any noted how you happen to look a lot of Emily in his picture (or how Emily looks a lot like you, but ESPECIALLY in this picture)? ( Yes, I have also noted that they change, and this picture that I am talking about now is the one of you and Dave looking over the railing)

    2: Cravings are a part of the job, I’m just glad you haven’t noted concoctions like “pickle juice and chocolate ice cream”, or ” peanut butter and mud”.

    3: Next time I see you, I will have w/ me, in hand, a bunch a recipes that should just be called “I can’t believe it not Gluten!”

    4: LOVE YOU. did you get my e-mail and the subsequent voice mail that came later? 🙂

  • Meredith Secrest  says:

    Yes hormones are very mean! I’m with you on the country song thing, there were a few that always made me cry…a couple of songs by Carrie Underwood, one by Brooks & Dunn, one by Sugarland…the list goes on…

    I didn’t really have a lot of cravings with my daughter, I was just jazzed when I ate something and it stayed down…

    With my son, I CRAVED citrus, I could not get enough of the stuff…Once I even walked into my local grocery store and bought up all of the Minute Maid Pink Lemonade they had (the 2 liter bottles) and went so far as to ask if they had anymore in the back! I also ate clementines like they were going out of style! I ate so many of them that I ended up with canker sores in three places in my mouth and I was so desperate for the stupid things that I figured out how to position them so that the juice didn’t get in the canker sores…

    Hope your little girl is being nice to you, with the exception of the gluten cravings!