This is something I’m not proud of. I have cheated with gluten, even after my celiac diagnosis.
As I sit here writing this to share with you, I feel embarrassed and I feel ashamed. I KNOW this is the one thing I shouldn’t do. I know how harmful this is to my body. However, I know that life is too short for me to stay mad at myself about it too.
I have celiac disease and I’m an advocate for it. I tell people, more than most, how serious this disease is. Yet, here I am, someone who willingly ate gluten from a lapse of judgement and cheated anyways. Why? Because I make mistakes. Why? Because I’m not perfect.
This doesn’t make up for the fact that I treated my body so poorly. This doesn’t mean that it’s ok that I did this and that it’s ok to do it again. What it does mean is that it’s ok to be honest with myself. It does mean I should forgive myself for making this mistake in the past.
Sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes we slip up when we shouldn’t. But that’s never a reason to beat ourselves up every day about it. By being honest here, I hope you feel like you’re not alone if you’ve made a mistake like this too. 👌🏼