The dogs had a feast. That evil Maple Donut that had been sitting in the pink box on the counter all last night and all day today had to go. It all started yesterday…

Last night, Xaver came home from the store with a “pink box”. WTH.

It's pretty well known by my friends and family that I am “gluten-free” so Xaver KNOWS that a box of donuts is not a good thing to bring home. He says to me, ” I bought these for you.” Really? Are you some kind of sadist?

Well, if Xaver is a sadist, I am a sado-masochist. Because I ate one donut hole. And well, after my stomach did not implode, I ate a whole donut.

Four hours later, I laid down in bed and all of a sudden the heartburn and nausea hit. It was totally wasted drunk, room spinning kind of nausea but without the drunk part. Dammit!!!!!!

I mean the donut did not even taste that good. It tasted like nothing. Just like the flour tortillas I tried to eat in Phoenix last week tasted like nothing. Paste. Blandness. Nothing. I used to love bread and tortillas and cinnamon rolls and donuts–they were delicious!!

I asked Xaver to please stop buying donuts and he said he would take the box of donuts to work this morning….thank goodness!

Almost a year ago my mom suggested to me that I try an anti-inflammatory diet because of my health issues and worsening IBS. A big part of that diet is going “gluten-free”. I rolled my eyes so many times they almost popped out of my head. I mean, “gluten-free” was the diet du jour right now–gag me, everyone was doing it and I did not want to!  But, with all of my health issues, the anti-inflammatory diet made a lot of sense. But I did not want to be one of THOSE people who always have to have something special and different from everyone else…

“I'll take my burger protein style please…”

“I'm Vegan so I can't eat at this restaurant…”

“Do you have any paleo diet options?”

“I am dairy-free and allergic to eggs so I can't eat at your house…”

Oh PUH-Lease. Just shoot me now because I don't want to be ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE!

But, I am one of those people now. Because it wasn't just the heart burn and bloating and nausea I got from that donut last night.

It was that I ate ANOTHER donut this afternoon, after I was feeling much better, and forgot the agony that I was in before. Xaver left the donuts HERE! I looked at them and threw up in my mouth a little this morning – no way was I touching those! I'd be better off to just chug some Ex-Lax and let that rumble up my belly.

But, after I ate well all day, I saw that crumb donut peeking out at me from the delicious pink box and I gave in.

I ended up being on the toilet for 2 hours. And you all KNOW I don't have time for that. Yeah, that may be TMI for EVERYONE but there really is a reason I can't eat gluten. And it sucks! I miss bread and donuts and all of those wonderfully yummy doughy things! I looked through this month's Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and could not make 90% of the recipes shared in it because they all had wheat products! And even worse, the donut did not even taste good anymore :(

I threw the final evil donut out the back door, box and all. At least the dogs will have a feast.



Next time someone says they are gluten-free or whatever, don't roll your eyes like I used to do. A) you don't know WHY they are gluten-free — it could be a real issue like it is for me, not just some diet du jour and B) all that cynicism will guarantee that you will have a reason to have to become gluten-free as well, just like me. I try to keep my eye rolling to myself now.

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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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3 thoughts on “The Dogs Have Donuts

  1. If you are interested in hearing about the program I am on just message me. I have gone from 173 to 156 in little over seven weeks. Feeling the best I have felt in years. I had a friend share the program with me and I am so glad she did. The program is Gluten… Soy…and low Glycemic. I am transforming and so thankful my friend shared what she was doing with me! Have a wonderful day!

    Posted on August 23, 2013 at 6:33 am
    1. Sorry that should have said NO Gluten….Soy….!

      Posted on August 23, 2013 at 7:52 am
  2. I feel your pain! I cannot have dairy, the same thing happens to me as what happens to you with wheat.

    Posted on February 18, 2014 at 11:14 am