Monday, February 7, 2011

Gaining Weight Despite Gluten-Free Diet

The twins were troopers getting their blood drawn. I was surprised. I expected quite a few tears and some drama, but there wasn't much to worry about. They are having some basic food allergy testing done. They are both being tested for celiac, though we don't expect real accurate results since they have been off gluten for quite awhile.

Both children were at the doctor's office in their pajamas. Buster was having meltdowns over making his bed this morning and Missy just wasn't doing it. So we came home for a game of redo.  Buster got in the groove and made it happen. Missy is back in bed.

It's all a game, so I'm playing it.

This morning when Buster was all mad about making his bed I tried to come up with a reason for it. I questioned him from different angles and he came up with, "Nothing".  He said nothing happened to set him off. No one did anything. I said, "So, you came up with a bunch of distorted thoughts all on your own? You let you mind get all in a tangle over making your bed when you know you will have to make it anyway?? Wow! That's amazing. You are going to have to think hard now to come up with good thoughts that will get you where you want to go. Are you really having a good time being mad?"


"Is this so much fun you want to do it again tomorrow?"


We then recited our verse of the week: Psalm 50:15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble, I will deliver you and you will glorify Me. I called on God and He called on God and He almost made a change, but  it's so hard to lose face and admit it was not worth it without some time and space so I ended up sending him to bed to think about it and slowly he came around, but it was too late to get dressed. He barely had time to swallow a bit of food before we left at 8:25.

Missy has gained 12 pounds in the 11 months she has lived here. She gained 9 of them in the last 5 months. She looks thinner because she is not puffy and swollen anymore. Obviously there are no concerns about her losing weight on the the gluten free diet. She has been on it at least 5 months. She grew an inch and half in 5 months, but I had thought she would have grown more than that. Possibly her thinner look makes her seem taller. I've blown the soy free diet so many times this week that I will give it up and try again next week when I get back from our little get-away.

This is what happens to bread that rises well and has no elasticity in it! It was really, really good Rosemary Pumpkin bread, though. In fact all our guests Friday night chose to eat it over the regular homemade loaves.

If you are in need of a good gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free recipe book, check out the Flying Apron's Baking Book. It on half price right now. I think it uses more oil and possibly more sweetener than necessary, but that's adjustable.We've fallen in love with the carrot muffin recipe.


Dawn said...

I have been catching up on your blog. I love your idea of redo. That is an excellent choice. Your gluten free pumpkin bread looks good too. I will try to read more of your blog later today.

Gluten Free Recipe said...

Just as I thought :) Some of my friends were I conversed with about having gluten free diet. What were there answers? They LOVE to eat foods. Well, I really dont know sometimes what to do but as for now, Im on having my gluten free diet for the sake of my healthy :)