Thursday, September 3, 2009

I'm a Big Fat Phony!

Just a little update on "Allergy Mania" here at The Dishy Decorator household. We're all surviving and adjusting to the many changes since finding out we're allergic to essentially everything but air. I'll be real honest here....nobody will tell right?....I haven't been that good on our allergy diet. I figure, 38 years of eating tomatoes, potatoes, apples, beef, chicken, milk, blah, blah, blah, hasn't killed me. I haven't had an emergency room visit yet with anaphylaxis and swelling from eating a brownie. I do watch the corn products and corn syrup in particular along with dairy, especially when I'm with the girls.

Let's face it, I'm a big, fat phony around them. "Oh no, Sassypants. You can't have a corn dog. It has corn in it and remember're allergic."----as I sneak a bite when she leaves the room. "Now Bookworm, you must remember that that cereal has corn syrup in it, so eat this one."-----then I secretly make a bowl and hide it behind the cookbooks, and eat it while I'm packing lunches. I'm being dishonest and sneaky and I hate it. I feel like I'm one of those people on the show "Intervention" that has episodes of binging/purging. I am constantly hiding my eating habits. I've got a lot to work on, and am not buying anymore 'bad' foods.....I'm just going to finish up what we have ALREADY. Our little secret right?


  1. It will be our little secret (haha) I do that with cokes. I wont let miss priss have much but thats all I drink and I have to hide my cans or put it in a dark glass so she wont see! hope you have a great weekend! = )

  2. Dana-it is hard to go gluten free-I have triedn and I know for my chilresn-like you know --it would be the best. But it is very hard. And like you blogged -we haven't died YET... Revve's behavior is much improved with less gluten and less red dye and less caffine--so I work on all of them--but I really kinda like a bit of gluten I think!! Anyway-you are a wonderful Momma(which you know but if you are like me -you need some confirmation sometimes from others) and just giving it a valent effort is worth weight in gold!! xoxoxoxo