It’s Tuesday morning and I’m still shaking the cobwebs out!
Did the Dude tie one on last night? No he didn’t.
Did the Dude get glutened? Nope.
Did the Dude go to bed too late? Not at all.
So what was the Dude’s celiac sin?
I simply had an unhealthy weekend. And not unhealthy as many may define it. No binge drinking. No fast food. No candy. No ice cream. No late-night 7-Eleven runs.
But it was a pretty “social” weekend and with that comes the adult beverage or two along with some late night eating. Again, nothing overboard, but enough to make me feel like spending the next 37 hours at the gym to get it out of my system.
But here’s the thing.
Pre-celiac days, the only time I felt like this is if I went WAY OVERBOARD in the eating and drinking department.
And now? It happens so easily.
I can get buzzed on one drink and hungover on two.
One bout of overeating and I feel full for 24 hours.
And I hate it. I feel like my tolerance for anything unhealthy has become abnormally low.
Is it because I have celiac disease? Has my system become so extra sensitive due to the nature of the disease?
Or am I over-thinking things and this is all just part of getting older?
This is one of the most frustrating things about celiac disease. There is a tendency to blame most of your ailments on it (a blog post for another day), when really what you’re feeling may just be…life.
How about all you fellow celiacs out there? Has your tolerance changed since your diagnosis?
Please share your thoughts below.
If you need me, I’ll be at they gym. Or in the bathroom.