March 11th is D-Day. I have my endoscopy that afternoon. From now until the 11th I have to be sure to eat gluten. The GI specialist has basically already diagnosed me with celiac disease but the endoscopy is the icing on the cake.

I am currently on a whirlwind tour to eat all of the gluten. What do I want to eat, or try, that I won’t be able to after the 11th?

I am eating mac n cheese, having my last frozen pizza, turnovers, pop-tarts and burritos. I am going to restaurants and ordering lots of favorites made with gluten. Pizza and pitas. Cheeseburgers and fries.

I did spend some time looking at gluten-free foods at both the grocery store and Costco. It amazes me how much more expensive gluten-free food can be. At Costco we picked up a loaf of Udi’s gluten-free bread for $8.99. $9 for a loaf of bread. Seriously? Seriously. I guess some shopping around is in order. I did find out Whole Foods has an entire gluten-free bakery line. I guess I trip to Whole Foods is in order.

My life is about to make a major change and I am going out with a bang!

Categories: Gluten Free


Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.