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#1 Guest_~wAvE WeT sAnD~_*

 
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Posted 11 September 2004 - 11:15 AM

Hey Gluten Free Friends!

Just an interesting idea...I was wondering, what everyone thought was the best part about being a Celiac? A plethora of answers is welcome!!!

Here are mine:

*I learned how to COOK!!! (and not only do I love to cook, I am in control--unlike at a restaurant.)

*We DO have food choices--and it's amazing how much they taste like the REAL thing!!!

*There are a lot of us out there going through the same predicaments!

*THIS SITE!!!

*THIS MESSAGE BOARD, AND THE PEOPLE HERE!!!

*You can still exercise!

*You can promote awareness--and change the way your fellow Gluten consumers look at ingredient labels!

*Wegmans!!!!

*There is still chocolate!

*Support Groups


---That's just a drop in the bucket.

Beat the Wheat (barley, oats, and rye),
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Posted 11 September 2004 - 11:57 AM

Definitely the incentive to try even more new ingredients in cooking.
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Posted 11 September 2004 - 02:41 PM

Awwww! Plus we read lables and KNOW what we're eating!
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Posted 11 September 2004 - 06:18 PM

I think the best part is all the new friends I've made. (behind on this board from feeling so good and enjoying life. :D )
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Posted 11 September 2004 - 10:46 PM

Awwww! Plus we read lables and KNOW what we're eating!

Though I never look at calories, fat, etc.. too concerned about the other part of the label, LOL.

Good points Jill. Though I don't really like to cook, even now... argh! (I do though, lol)
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Posted 13 September 2004 - 12:04 PM

The thing I like is when I am at a function or someone's home & they offer me something that does NOT look appetizing... I can ALWAYS say, "Ummm, I'm sorry, but I can't eat that because of the gluten..." :) It also keeps unwanted calories down at holidays! PLUS, when at certain restaurants, the gluten-free version they make for me always looks nicer & bigger than the regular version! Bonus!!!
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Posted 13 September 2004 - 02:26 PM

First of all, GREAT idea! There are more positive aspects of this than I originally thought. For me atleast, I don't gain weight! therefore I got to go shopping for a whole new wardrobe! Also, the gluten-free food I buy is a tax write off! sound too good to be true? Well it's not. Gluten free food can be submitted for a tax write off so start keeping all receipts and take advantage! I'll find the correct info tonight and post it asap as a new post. Also, I've become friends with people I never would have known otherwise. Mostly though, I'm eating healthier, maybe not always by choice, but to keep from getting sick I have to, I don't get to eat a box of doughnuts, or a box of cookies when I want, because, doughnuts are difficult to find and cookies are expensive. One last thing, there are sights that say Celiacs Disease can cause irretableness. I have the BEST excuse ever when I'm snotty. "I can't help it, it's a disease!" Enjoy it if you gotta deal with it!
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Posted 13 September 2004 - 06:26 PM

1. I can still eat chocolate
2. I can still eat at In N Out
3. I can Just Say No to Krispy Kreme (because I know what it does to me)
4. When I travel to Italy, the waiters treat me like I'm special and bring me delicious gluten-free meals including dessert!
5. I know what makes me sick and all I have to do is avoid it. No more surprises!! :D
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Posted 13 September 2004 - 07:01 PM

hmm i'd say learning how to cook, eating much healithier than i ever would have!, learning a lot about self control, and discovering that i like whiskey.
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Posted 13 September 2004 - 07:38 PM

1. It makes me feel better!!!!!! (That's #1 for a reason!) :D
2. I learned how to make rice bread, and it's fun to have everyone taste it and get the "oohs" and "ahhs".
3. It makes me feel better.
4. I discovered Pamela's chocolate cocholate chip cookies.
5. I now have a legitmate diagnosis, instead of telling people I'm sicker than a dog, and them not believing a word of it (due to not knowing what is wrong).
6. I'm in a good mood, for the first time in at least a decade.
7. I get to read celiac3270's posts. (celiac3270, I thought you were at least 35 years old by all that wisdom revealed in your posts!!) ;)
8. It makes me feel better.
9. I am no longer a slave to breads and pastas.
10. Did I mention it makes me feel better? :lol:

Brenda
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Posted 13 September 2004 - 08:11 PM

It is easier to lose weight, since I can't eat all of the yummies that made me gain weight. It has also made my kids more aware of what they eat, so they eat better.
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Posted 13 September 2004 - 10:03 PM

Pamela's chocholate fudge cookies!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D ( the best cookies i have ever eatin in my whole life...and mt son agrees!!)
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Posted 13 September 2004 - 10:10 PM

I was going to say that it made me feel better but then I thought that was the result of going gluten-free not the reason for having it. But I like the fact that FINALLY I have a diagnosis after 55 years of searching. Feeling WELL is the real key in all of this for me. :P
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Posted 13 September 2004 - 10:13 PM

I was going to say that it made me feel better but then I thought that was the result of going gluten-free not the reason for having it. But I like the fact that FINALLY I have a diagnosis after 55 years of searching. Feeling WELL is the real key in all of this for me. :P BTW, are In N Out french fries gluten-free? I guess they would be since that's ALL they cook (in addition to burgers.). WOW! I miss my french fries. Can you have a hamburger patty minus the bun? Please let me know and I'll be on my way to find one. LOL ;) What about their sauce? I'm off to do a search. <_<
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Posted 14 September 2004 - 04:54 AM

Wow! Great thread! The number one positive thing it's done for me (the gluten-free diet that is) is make me feel great! I love going out and doing things now. I lost my problem with crowds. I play more with the kids. I just like to DO things now where in the past I never felt good so I was kind of a sidelines person.

I'm also REALLY interested in the tax thing. With four of us here eating gluten-free, the grocery bill has been a bit STAGGERING. Lol! (Okay, not to say it wasn't before, too. :D )

Also, is that chocolate cookie recipe on this site? :lol: (Off to search for it!)
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