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Newly Diagnosed; Welcome Ideas To Get Running Again


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#1 b_rabbit

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 06:42 PM

good evening forum folks -

has been over a year since i've been able to get motivated / stick to my running. now recently diagnosed with celiac's (i see a dietician thursday). i'm relieved - to know i may have an answer to why i've been so depressed, unmotivated, and chronically tired (not to mention looking like a pot belly pig with stick legs forever) . so getting ready to go for the gluten-free diet, even though this requires saying goodbye to mike's hard lime ! want to run again and start weight training. mostly have done so in the past for mental health and to feel like i've accomplished something just for me.

would love to hear from you - any similar experiences, what got / keeps you motivated, and what i might "watch out" for on this journey.

also - anyone know if wearing a medical bracelet is necessary? (right now, i guess i'm having a hard time taking this disease seriously)

thanks for your time - hope to hear from you !
b-rabbit
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#2 lovegrov

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 06:49 PM

I probably don't have the suggestions you really need, but if you haven't even gone gluten-free, it will be a while yet before you can really get back into the exercise thing. You have to let your body recover and build back up some energy. At this point in your recovery, exercise isn't going to provide more energy.

Opinions about the medical bracelet differ. My personal opinion is that if gluten is your only problem, I don't see the need. If you're in such a dire medical emergency that you can't communicate, you probably want them doing everything they can to save your life, even if it involves gluten. However, it probably won't involve gluten. Injectable drugs and IVs don't have gluten.

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#3 aaascr

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 09:05 AM

I agree with Richard, it took me a long time to get
to reasonable point of wanting to work-out/play soccer again.

Once you figure out what you can and cannot eat, make sure
it's balanced. I take lots of supplements because in addition
to celiac disease I have many many food allergies.
As far as the nutritionist goes, they can be helpful or not -
you'll know once you meet him/her - mine was clueless.

When you're ready to run again, take it slow. Don't be
too disappointed if you don't get back to your "groove"
right away. You will eventually.

And ...this forum is awesome for helpful hints and info -
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alicia
been gluten-free 4 yrs.
too many food allergies to list!

#4 mookie03

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:10 PM

i know every body is different so it is really hard to say, but i will tell you that i actually have MUCH more energy now that i have adjusted to being gluten-free...i just feel healthier as a whole. one thing that helps me is trying to exercise in the morning- it gives me more energy throughout the day. also, try to make sure that you get enough protein in your diet-- it will help make it easier to get through your workouts. Listen to your body, though, b/c u will be going through lots of changes over the next few months, so it will tell you what it can and cant handle. Good luck with the new diet- and let us know if we can help you along the way! :)
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Posted 17 February 2006 - 04:14 PM

good evening all -

wanted to say thanks for the informative and prompt replies; i'm pleasantly surprised to hear so soon. my visit with the dietician was yesterday. it was apparent she was fairly versed; i am glad i had done some "homework" prior to. lots of differing opinions out there, that's for sure. so, the gluten-free diet is underway, albeit i must say i drank a coke tonight. not sure if i can "have" it - but one for the road until i find out for sure.

i think i'm going to start some exercise - very limited - really take it slow. i tend to push too hard normally. if david b is out there reading - please keep me posted about your results.

again, thanks to each of you for your time and replies - i am encouraged and don't feel so alone. lastly, i love the kitty picture - your babies are adorable! my kitty megan is my baby and my life.

kindest regards,
b-rabbit
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#6 mookie03

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:22 PM

B-rabbit--
first of all, coke is gluten-free-- enjoy :) good luck with the diet-- how are u feeling so far? u will probably have more energy some days than others, but i think thats generally true of anyone...
thanks about the kitties- they are SO sweet-- 1 yr old, we adopted them from a shelter. I just got back from a 4 day vacation and was so happy to see them greet me at the door...what wonderful cats! would love to see a picture of megan- get her picture up on here! :)
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