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I'm Sarah, I'm 17 (18 in a month), and I'm from Seattle.
I have been off of gluten for a little more than a month now. Well, at least trying to be off gluten. I recently realized how much hidden gluten there is which leads me to believe that I haven't been completely gluten-free.
The first few weeks I was doing pretty well because I hadn't gotten sick of tacos and salads yet. But lately, I have just been having a really hard time. Between not eating real food or not eating anything until 2 in the afternoon because I couldn't find stuff to eat at school that was worth eating (as in the safe food was disgusting and not real food) and I have this immense jealousy whenever I see someone eat wheat - as you all probably know is several times a day. And I really am not that jealous in other areas of my life. In fact, I can only think of a few occasions I have actually been jealous.
The hardest thing though isn't all of that though.
I am graduating this year, actually in less than 2 months. Which is great! I mean, I'm super excited...but...there are at least five situations where I am dreading the gluten-free situation. Situations I can't avoid and I don't really have time to eat before hand. And then there are events that my friends and I have planned since September which involve food and I just don't know how I will go about them without causing a scene. I mean, really, talking to the waiters and waitresses for five minutes about hidden gluten causes quite the scene (especially when they aren't the sharpest tools in the shed...).
I am also dreading what happens with dorm food next year but I will worry about that later because I have a few months.
So I guess I am asking is there anyway to make these difficult situations easier? or has anyone else experienced the same jealousy?
It's really nice finding this board to know I'm not alone.
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