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About bfarnsworth0709

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  • Birthday 07/09/1980

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    I love to watch movies, especially chick flicks, grill, exercise, hang out with friends, and am very much a homebody. I am also a youth leader at my church and love to hang out with teenagers. My nephews are my pride and joy and are a lot of fun!
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    Grand Island, Nebraska
  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Cookie dough is such a comfort food for a girl! Just like big carton of ice cream and chocolate when your heart has been broken. I am glad to hear that there are dough's out there that don't taste nasty, when I am craving that fix for cookie dough.
  3. I have a bag of Reese's miniatures right in front of me and they appear to be gluten free. No mention of any gluten-free ingredients or being processed on shared facilities.
  4. I know exactly what you mean. :-) I was making cookies and LOVE cookie dough, so after I put in the chocolate chips, took a big old bite, and it was the grossest thing I have ever tasted. I thought I was going to throw up. I thought maybe I just got a bad bag, b/c I had heard Bob's was so good. I chugged a whole can of pop and still couldn't get the awful taste out of my mouth. My cookies never turn out though, they are soupy or runny. Does everyone else have that problem, but after they cook are they o.k.? I usually throw the batter away b/c I figure I did something wrong and their not worth cooking.
  5. My new favorite thing is General Mills - Trix cereal. I also really like quaker rice cakes with PB, and Van's waffles, with syrup and butter.
  6. Yah, it was great. I used to live there and go to Chipotle on a weekly basis, most times more and have never had a problem of getting CC'd. I always get the steak fajita bowl, and chips with guacamole. At Noodles & Company, I got the pesto with Rice noodles, it was WONDERFUL!!!
  7. I agree. Definitely say "severe food allergy". I know for me it helps get their attention, and they are way more helpful to adapt to my needs. If I say "gluten intolerance" they usually don't know what the heck I am talking about and therefore, blow it off as not a big deal. Even if after I say "severe food allegy" and they have that deer in a head lights look, I will use the words, "deathly ill" to reiiterate that I am being absolutely serious. And I am not lying b/c sometimes when we are glutened, we swear we are dying and sometimes would rather just die than feel as miserable as we are feeling.
  8. I had such an amazing weekend and did not feel like a "loser" with Celiac Disease like I usually do. In the small town I live in, there are no restaurants with gluten free menus, and most of the time it's just easier not to eat out, than to take the chance, and usually end up getting sick. Not this weekend though. I went to Omaha for the weekend and had the best time. I ate at Chipotle twice, before even getting the word "gluten" out of my mouth the server was already taking his gloves off and was more than willing and nice enough to do everything he could to assist me, he was definitely trained very well, and I was so appreciative. AND their website actually states that everything there is gluten free except for the tortillas. It tasted so wonderful, and was a divine treat. I also ate at Noodles and Company and Outback which were also absolutely wonderful and also very professionally trained. I could not have asked for a better weekend eating out, it's always a little scary when you are not preparing your meals yourself. I feel so blessed, and it really encouraged me. I needed that desperately to help me not "hate" this disease so much.
  9. When the doctor tells you that you have Celiac Disease then his next sentence is....It's ok though to still eat whatever you want. If you get sick it doesn't matter just don't eat for a little bit and you'll be o.k. What sad, is b/c he was my doctor and I had never hear the word gluten before that visit, I continuted eating "whatever" for the next 5 years. Think I need a new doctor!?!...... :-)
  10. If something says "natural flavors" are we not supposed to eat it? What are the other "hidden" terms to look for? Thanks, Bobbi (this might explain a lot!!!!)
  11. Thanks a bunch! I will be sure to check it out.
  12. have you had bad experiences with them? Applebees are usually very helpful and willing to go the extra mile to cook my food. I always give the manager there, Christy, a big tip. This is the first time I have had trouble. Also, have you had problems with Arby's? I guess I like to eat out so much that it is hard for me to think I have to avoid places. So anyone's ideas and suggestions are beneficial to me. Thanks,
  13. Chipotle is my FAVORITE place to eat. I recently moved to a small town but when I lived in Omaha, I ate there SEVERAL times a week! The steak fajita bowl with sour cream and a side of chips and guac is my favorite. Since then I have gone 100% gluten free and no longer "cheat" once in a while, so I don't know if the chips are gluten-free. Anybody know if they are?
  14. Definitely apologize and be completely honest. I think by not responding and not trying to make things right will just make things fester. That would really make him think that you don't care and confirm in his mind what he is already thinking, by your comment, that you really do feel that way. We are all human and we all make mistatkes. Make your actions back up your words and your apology so that he sees that you don't really feel that way, not just hears it.
  15. I have been very bitter that I have this stupid disease. I yell at it all the time, telling it how much I hate it and how stupid it is and why did I have to get the stupid disease. Most of the time I just want to be normal, be able to eat out with my friends and family w/out asking a 1000 questions. My family not having to "de-gluten" their house just for me to come and visit, which makes me feel like a big inconvenience, but I can't take the chance of CC when my health is concerned. Most days, I am bitter. But I try to remind myself that things could be a lot worse, atleast I have something that is just controlled by diet and reading labels. But it does suck, so I totally understand, and it's HARD!