Hi! I'm Angela, and I'm The Girl Who Went Paleo. I started this blog to keep myself motivated to eat the right things and work out in order to feel well (and not to look 'good' for others.) Be encouraged, join in on the topics, share some recipes. Sit back and relax and let me tell you about my paleo experience!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones but Wheat, Oats and Candy Will Always Hurt Me.
I attended a wedding this past Sunday and was so thrilled that my friend of 13+ years was getting married. I was a little sad because we made a pact when we were younger that if by the time we were 30 and we weren't married, we would marry each other. Well, I've been married now for 5.5 years so that pact went out the window a long time ago and I'm madly in love with my man. It was honestly a bittersweet moment to see him marry the girl of his dreams. The wedding was beautiful and so was his bride. I couldn't have been happier for him and I know she'll be treated well. He's a great guy!

Anyways, back up a few days before their engagement photos, he asked me to cut his hair and I was petrified because I didn't want to screw up his haircut! (I'm a licensed hairdresser and mostly work on women's cut/color). The haircut looked great .. then he asked me to cut it a few nights before his wedding. UGH! I thought I'd butcher it up but his woman gave me the thumbs up so it was all good. That night I told her how excited I was to eat all of the food they were going to have and told her I was going to eat a ton of cake. Why? Because I ate 100% faithfully paleo the week working up to it and this was going to be my cheat meal. I was so excited for cake!
When it was time to eat, I saw the caterer bring out a huge hunk of meat. Can I get a whoop whoop for some prime rib. It was fantastic! I ate that, a roll, a few meatballs, a mushroom stuffed with sausage and topped with cheese and a lot of other stuff that is definitely not paleo. It's okay because it was my cheat meal and I deserve it, right?

Well, that's what I thought.

Dude! I forgot to mention they had a candy bar with tons of candy.. and yes, I ate a ton of it and brought a bag home for my kid. I know. I'm an idiot!
Okay, so after having a wonderful time at their wedding, I came home to a seriously bloated gut and a rumbly tummy. It wasn't long until I had to use "the facilities" to help rid myself of all the wheat/sugar/bad stuff I just consumed. Well, it didn't end that night. I woke up the next morning with a rumbly tummy and had to use "the facilities" again.. I know, I know.. TMI (too much info) but I need you to understand my point!
Ahh. My point. My point is that before I started eating healthfully, I never knew I had digestive problems or upset. I really thought it was normal to be gassy and to stink up the bathroom for hours. Gross, right? After starting the paleo lifestyle, I realized that life is so much less stinky if we just ate the right things. Not only do grains, sugar, and dairy upset our stomachs, they also upset our hormones and make us have acne, headaches, and flu-like symptoms.
Eat the right things and you'll feel good. Eat the right things and you won't stink it up so badly. Eat the right things and your body will heal itself and will thank you for being good to it. Eat the right things and I guarantee your body won't get as sick as it used to. I'm living proof of that!
I don't have any awesome pictures from the wedding but I had a great time watching two people be united as one and I'll always remember their special day!




  1. It sounds like you have celiac disease. If you haven't already been tested, you might want to do that. :)

    1. You know what irriates me? Several years ago I went and got a skin allergy test because my allergies (since I was in elementary school) were terrible all year long. I take the shots for 1.5 years and somehow barely have any symptoms anymore.. the irritating part is that I wasn't food tested, which I thought I was. Would have saved me a lot of trouble.

      I think I will go get tested and find out if I am or not. I can eat cookies and cakes and pies just fine but when it comes to breads or pizza, things like that, I look about 5 months pregnant shortly after I eat it.

      I also have eczema that hasn't gone away in over 2 years. I did find out that my acne comes from processed sugar and not from wheat so that made me happy. I finally found out the reason for all my ugly zits!

      Thanks for the advice.. hopefully I'll get an appointment time soon!


    2. Hi Angela! Just ran across your blog via pinterest. I'm going to make pumpkin breakfast cookies soon. :-) i was just checking out some of your other posts and came across this one. My sister in law and i have been steering our families toward paleo eatingfora few years now and she and i have both found that we have sensitivities to foods we wouldn't have fused years ago. She can't tolerate corn in any form and i am allergic to soy! I also find that if i eat too many eggs they both me. The main thing we've found though is that the longer we go without eating something nonpaleo the worse we feel when we eat it. It might just be that your diligence makes your cheat days worse. Oh, but i was also going to say that eczema is often a symptom of a food sensitivity not just an allergy, so you may try food elimination before allergy testing.
      Thanks for your blog!