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Tabbiekatz

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  1. Happy Birthday! Now you can start looking forward to a future that is in your hands and not a disease like Celiac. You now have a new start in life. Yes, your childhood has a lot to do with what you will be like in the near future, but only you have the RIGHT to change it now. I actually have been diagnosed with adjustment disorder with borderline personality tendencies. It wasn't a choice. I also wound up in a mental hospital because of being suicidal, and I didn't know what I was doing. Amazing how your diet messes with everything that is you. I was self diagnosed 5 months ago, and I am still learning who I am. Not to mention the physical changes in my body, I've also noticed that the mental changes I am going through are amazing. I can concentrate more, reason much more than I used to, I'm not forgetting things like I did (I used to take stock in sticky notes..lol), bills are paid on time and I'm not spending as much on junk as I used to. I'm also off of all medication that I was on (zoloft and lisinopril-high blood pressure). I've been sick since I was born and went to many doctors and everyone told me I had IBS. The skin rashes I had I was told that "all large people get them because of heat...here's a cream to treat it." Not happy at all. It took 20 years of doctors and I found this on my own. They go to school for 8 years plus and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on an education that does nothing for their patients. Look to the future. I know it is hard now, but just take it one day at a time. Things will change, and we will always be here for you.
  2. Actually, right now I'm fluctuating. I'll loose 5 lbs, then gain it back agian and I don't know how, other than excersize....lol spelling. But my body is still shrinking, little bits at a time. I can now feel my ribs which I haven't felt in along time and my hair is getting thicker. Believe me, this is a good thing.
  3. Thank you!!! I feel wonderful. I did have to up my vitamin b intake a bit, I was tired and couldn't wake up for a week, not wanting to move. Found out that I was a little anemic, and my regular vitamins weren't doing great. I did a lot of research in what types of vitamins and minerals where in wheat, and it came up primarily to vitamin b. Other than that, I can now feel my ribs, even though I've actually gained 4 lbs last week. There is a scale at work that I use every Monday. Being a woman...I look at it as water weight (you know, for the stranger that visits once a month???lol).
  4. I know about binge eating...I do it as well, but not with anything that contains gluten. I do miss the doughnuts though..... Imagine yourself on the toilet (sorry for the visual, but it will become clear here in a minute.) You start sweating, A LOT! You can feel massive gas bubbles going through your colon. Ringing in your ears. Then all of a sudden, you hit your head on the concrete floor in the bathroom, not knowing where you are or what your name is to say the least. You've passed out, and it will take 3 days to recover from this episode because you had 1/4 piece of bread (or the equivalent there of). Not to mention if there is a mess or not afterwords. This is what you have to look forward to in about another 3-5 years if you don't stop. If you can't find a support group in your area, Please call Jenny Craig or weight watchers, they have groups every where and with your dietary requirements can modify anything and find you a support group you can go to. Even if you have to pay a little bit, It is much better than the alternative.
  5. It will go faster. My first month, I lost 20 pounds (guessing it's the water weight) and I'm slowly loosing about 1 lb a week. It's amazing how much I eat now. I'm getting the big "double meat" platters at work with baked potato, instead of a big mac and fries. It cost's more, but I feel better for it. Sucks that taco bell puts soy sauce in everything though. I found a really good Mexican drive through I can go to when I don't want to cook, but even that gets old. I try to eat more grains and veggies than meat though. Potatoes don't help much, but they don't serve rice here at our cafeteria. They do have frito's though Cottage cheese. OMG! if you where ever lactose intolerant before, you won't be anymore...I couldn't get enough of the stuff....I went through 2 buckets (the large containers at the store) a week. It's calmed down now, but the cravings come and go. Listen to your body. It will tell you what you need.
  6. Thanks! I did notice that my kidneys where working again...lol! I do have to watch the sugar intake though. I've been worried about it as of late. I drink way too much coffee for one person. (about a pot a day) and it needs to be sweet. I've tried the pink and blue packets and they make me sick. I'm going to try stevia here soon, but it is so expensive! Maybe I'll grow it this year? The one thing about my weight is that it is evenly proportioned. I do look a little preggers, but my body (ie..big arms and large legs) just make it look normal (even though I have no behind..lol).
  7. The water weight makes a lot of since...I've been tested for diabetes more than once in my life. My grandmother had it later on in life and I guess I'm just paranoid at the thought that I'd have it as well. She also had thyroid cancer, and a few other ailments that she suffered from. I'm guessing I got the gene from her.
  8. I heard a rumor that there is a cafe in south Austin somewhere that is exclusively gluten-free. I haven't found it yet, but if you call some bakery's around here, you might find someone who knows someone who can bake one for you. BTW, congrats!
  9. I have been gluten-free for about 4 months now, just before Halloween 2008. I did a lot of research into this disease and found that it fit ALL my symptoms to a T. I have an issue with this "gluten-free diet" that I'm on and was wondering if anyone has experienced this... I am what doctors call "morbid obese". I haven't lost much in the way of pounds yet, but I am expecting it. I've lost inches...lots of inches. I'm down 1 pants size, 1 shirt size (and counting) 1 bra size and 2 shoe sizes...I didn't even know you could loose shoe sizes like this, and this has happened in the past month. The tops of my feet hurt like nobody's business and my hands are about the same. I can feel it in my bones, and I haven't felt them in almost 20 years. Any suggestions from the "gluten free" community?
  10. The problem with us "Self Diagnosed" people is that we don't know what is happening to our bodies. I did a lot of research on Celiac's before I came to the conclusion that I had this (or just intolerant....the cure is the same either way). You might be getting a little lactose intolerant. The next time you eat ice cream or drink a glass of milk, try one of those over the counter pills just to be on the safe side. My case was that I was lactose intolerant from the beginning, and after going gluten free, it went away. You wouldn't believe the gallons of milk I devoured after about 3 weeks of being gluten free. I also couldn't get enough cottage cheese! I have another issue with this "diet" that I'm on though, was wondering if anyone has experienced this... I am what doctors call "morbid obese". I haven't lost much in the way of pounds yet, but I am expecting it. I've lost inches...lots of inches. I'm down 1 pants size, 1 shirt size (and counting) 1 bra size and 2 shoe sizes...I didn't even know you could loose shoe sizes like this, and this has happened in the past month. The tops of my feet hurt like nobody's business and my hands are about the same. I can feel it in my bones, and I haven't felt them in almost 20 years. Any suggestions from the "gluten free" community?