Monday, August 16, 2010

Dairy Queen

Last weekend we were in San Antonio, and this weekend we were in Dallas. I would have mentioned that on here, but Mr. Incredible doesn't think it is wise to tell the world that we are away from our home. Wise man. :)

I love all things dairy. When I was 5, I won the title "Little Miss Houston." During the pageant they read out your likes and dreams, etc.

My favorite foods: Fried Cheese, Grilled Cheese, and Macaroni and Cheese. Gee, thanks Mom! lol

If I had to pick two things to eat for the rest of my life, I would choose pizza and ice cream. And I LOVE to eat big bowls of cereal all throughout the day.

So, you can imagine my shock at the thought that I may be Lactose Intolerant.

Last Sunday, on the way home from San Antonio, I started to feel ick. No problem. I came home and ate dinner, and by that evening I started to feel REALLY bad! My stomach was literally sticking out, (no gas just massive bloat), and I had major cramps like I needed to go to the bathroom. Well, I never got sick, but I sure felt horrible. The next day I ate barely anything thinking I was sick. The next day I ate cereal, and this time I actually got sick. This continued back and forth throughout the week. I have come to the conclusion that it has been dairy that has been making me sick.

I am so bummed! I LOVE all things dairy!

I am probably the pickiest eater out there, and this significantly lessens my scope of what to eat.

Now, before I go on- I am not a DR but I know that DRs always say, "first change your diet and exercise before we start any meds," so that is what I am going to do. If this continues with a change of diet, then I will go to the DR.

I think I am being punished by God- punished by His grace.

You see, as a believer in Christ- when you get saved, the Holy Spirit comes to live inside you. It helps you to live a different life, forsake sins, and to grow in holiness.

I am in no ways perfect. BUT, it would be disrespectful to the Holy Spirit to not acknowledge that I have grown immensely, and have forsaken many sins.

With that being said, there is one sin that I have struggled with for years, and I have had a hard time forsaking it.


I just can't get rid of it. I think that is why God is punishing me by His grace.

You see, I am sinning against Him. Instead of allowing me to keep abusing my body and sinning against Him, He has made a way for me to give up that which I have clung so dearly to. He easily could have allowed me to give this up on my own- that would have taken a long time, and would have been a hard struggle for me. Seeing how weak I am, He has once again stepped in, covered me by His grace, and took away the sin from me.

Do I really want to have Lactose Intolerance? No. BUT, lets face it, is there any other way that I could stop eating pizza and ice cream on a regular basis? No. My self control is not that strong.

Even in this "horrible" thing, I can still see God's grace in it. It is so awesome to serve the King of Kings!


  1. i have discovered that i am lactose intolerant... but dairy is an important food group so its not the best idea to just throw it out w/o talking to a doctor or nurtitionist. there are so many lactose free products you can get as well. and little lactaid pills help if you have them on hand before hand. you can become lactose intolerant for a number of reasons, but if you slowly re-introduce items to your diet and make sure not to drink an entire glass of milk, you'll find that you can really avoid some of the terrible discomfort.

  2. It's actually very common for women in their early to mid 20's to develop lactose intolerance, I did! Scientists are actually finding that eventually everyone may become lactose intolerant (not in our lifetime this is in the big scope of things). I LOVE dairy just like you, I was bummed! lol but it does help to lead to healthier eating. As far as the lactose pills, don't go overboard with them, after so much usage they will stop working completely. I use them only if I'm away from home and absolutely cannot stay away from dairy, but they aren't even 100 %. It's kind of trial and error and getting to know your body. You really don't need to go to a doctor as long as you are getting your calcium and protein elsewhere. is a great source for information on lactose intolerance. I always get told by doctors to go there for information :) And as your friend has stated you may learn that you can take in some lactose before getting sick :) It is in sooo many things that I find if I try my best to not have too much, then my tolerance is okay with the smaller amounts in everyday food.