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How Does Everyone Feel When They Cheat?


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#31 jayhawkmom

 
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:12 AM

A question comes to mind.

For those who have cheated....even tho no outwards signs of discomfort..........what are your ages? I'm only guessing but bet maybe your younger than most of us who have not cheated.


I'm 36. My 6 year old is much smarter, she'd never consider "cheating." I hope her attitude carries with her throughout her school years and beyond.
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:09 AM

Judy-i am soon to be 21 years old and began a gluten free diet about march of last year. I think I was not clear as to what cheating is, considering the responses. Yes, of course if I got symptoms as bad as some people do then I don't think I would EVER cheat (which is probably about once every two months if not less). And when I do cheat, I don't have a donut or bagel, I will have something such as french fries (CC). Regarding your story, I completley understand because the same thing happened with my mother. She had thyroid Cancer and has an autoimmune disorder where much of the inside of her body is scaring over now, after being on the gluten free diet. Do you think if damage has been done for so long that one will be fighting for their whole life to get healthy? It seems that many people who have been under diagnosed for many many years have so many health issues that their body will have a hard time being 'normal' again. Do you think this is true? Do you think the extraordinary damage that celiac disease has on one's body can be reversed after a certain amount of time?


I'm so glad you wrote. I had a feeling you were younger :lol:

I know my mom had un-dx'd celiac. She died 4 months after i got my dx and i didn't know about the gene's and heredity factors etc. Was a real newbie..........I could do a long list of the symptoms she had looking back....esp......GERD and precocious anemia and the dreaded 'BIG D'.
My thyroid was nuked when i was in 3rd grade........who know which came first the thyroid or the celaic........i sure don't know. Your mom's scaring all over i guess in many organs or just the digestive track? Oh, Maybe you mean healing..........right.....guess i miss read.


This is such a great question. ;)
Do you think if damage has been done for so long that one will be fighting for their whole life to get healthy? It seems that many people who have been under diagnosed for many many years have so many health issues that their body will have a hard time being 'normal' again. Do you think this is true? Do you think the extraordinary damage that celiac disease has on one's body can be reversed after a certain amount of time?[

It scares me to think that I'm not healing............I'm sure not sick like I was but am still seeking answers as to why more intolerances kept coming up. I'll learned so much from this forum in finding my way to feeling better. There is a good thread on Oxalates on here that you might find interesting reading.
Bless you at 21 for adhering so closely to this life of eating gluten-free. I'm glad to hear your terms on 'cheating' :lol: I'm sure with this definition your being really careful and cc in FF is like taking a chance........but sure not like making the decision to eat the bagel.

Good luck to you. How is your mom doing by the way?
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 12:25 PM

A question comes to mind.

For those who have cheated....even tho no outwards signs of discomfort..........what are your ages? I'm only guessing but bet maybe your younger than most of us who have not cheated.

If your in you teens or early 20's I can sure understand how very hard that must be socially. I only wish that I'd known back then and I sure wouldn't be still suffering the effects of eating gluten and other foods for so many years. I can't get those years back.

Judy


Judy, I have only cheated the one time for some taco bell.well wait that too is a lie, i think i had a bud light on new years..i miss beer. so 2 times i have cheated, the rest has been CC, i am working on getting CCd less and its working. but you are right I am 23...just turned in november...It is very hard, i went to chucky cheeses for a bday party(friends daughter) and was so tempted to have some pizza, but sat there and enjoyed my wonderful caramel flavored cardboard.
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 12:45 PM

I cheat. I canít get away with a sandwich or cookie. But I will eat contaminated foods that aren't overtly wheat based. Like rice krispies. And although it doesn't knock me down for loop like a cookie would I get exhausted and nauseous. Also since it can take a day or two sometimes with small amounts of different foods I think I got way with something and then I feel like I got hit by a truck and I don't screw up at all for a long time. So thats how it works for me. Or doesn't really. I have only been on the diet for a year as well and haven't been official diagnosed so that plays into it as well. I am 28 incase that makes a difference too.
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 12:47 PM

paula-
yes that is what it seems like! theless u cheat the more you find you can't!!! it sucks but its only better for you in the long run and everyone is always searching for a 'healthier' lifestyle and unfortunately this is what our healthy lifestyle is! :)
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 12:54 PM

Judy-
It is unfortuanate the heredity has a big role in this whole thing because i do not want to pass this down to my child one day! Do you have any children, and if so do they have celiac disease? I am sorry about your mom...do u know if it had anyhting to do with celiac disease and being undiagnosed? My mom is 46 and was diagnosed last january so she still has a long recovery period to go...she is doing ok...but because of the celiac disease she has the autoimmune disorder called "lychanplanus"...iam not sure how to spell it. But basically all of her mucus membranes, prior to diagnosis, were extremely inflamed and red and sore, but now all of that is scaring over and causing a lot of problems. Considering celiac disease goes undiagnosed all too often, many doctors do not know how to fix this. We are extremely blessed to have found an amzing doctor out of NYC who is willing to work with her the whole way...but as you can imagine it is going to be a long journey. Thank you for being so concerned...How are you doing with the gluten free diet? Do you know anyone else in your family that has it currently?


It scares me to think that I'm not healing............I'm sure not sick like I was but am still seeking answers as to why more intolerances kept coming up. I'll learned so much from this forum in finding my way to feeling better. There is a good thread on Oxalates on here that you might find interesting reading.
Bless you at 21 for adhering so closely to this life of eating gluten-free. I'm glad to hear your terms on 'cheating' :lol: I'm sure with this definition your being really careful and cc in FF is like taking a chance........but sure not like making the decision to eat the bagel.

Good luck to you. How is your mom doing by the way?
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 12:59 PM

Judy-
It is unfortuanate the heredity has a big role in this whole thing because i do not want to pass this down to my child one day! Do you have any children, and if so do they have celiac disease? I am sorry about your mom...do u know if it had anyhting to do with celiac disease and being undiagnosed? My mom is 46 and was diagnosed last january so she still has a long recovery period to go...she is doing ok...but because of the celiac disease she has the autoimmune disorder called "lychanplanus"...iam not sure how to spell it. But basically all of her mucus membranes, prior to diagnosis, were extremely inflamed and red and sore, but now all of that is scaring over and causing a lot of problems. Considering celiac disease goes undiagnosed all too often, many doctors do not know how to fix this. We are extremely blessed to have found an amzing doctor out of NYC who is willing to work with her the whole way...but as you can imagine it is going to be a long journey. Thank you for being so concerned...How are you doing with the gluten free diet? Do you know anyone else in your family that has it currently?
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 01:00 PM

well it's nice to see other people cheat a little..it is always nice when someone is similar anyhow :)
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 01:02 PM

Judy-
It is unfortuanate the heredity has a big role in this whole thing because i do not want to pass this down to my child one day! Do you have any children, and if so do they have celiac disease? I am sorry about your mom...do u know if it had anyhting to do with celiac disease and being undiagnosed? My mom is 46 and was diagnosed last january so she still has a long recovery period to go...she is doing ok...but because of the celiac disease she has the autoimmune disorder called "lychanplanus"...iam not sure how to spell it. But basically all of her mucus membranes, prior to diagnosis, were extremely inflamed and red and sore, but now all of that is scaring over and causing a lot of problems. Considering celiac disease goes undiagnosed all too often, many doctors do not know how to fix this. We are extremely blessed to have found an amzing doctor out of NYC who is willing to work with her the whole way...but as you can imagine it is going to be a long journey. Thank you for being so concerned...How are you doing with the gluten free diet? Do you know anyone else in your family that has it currently?
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 01:07 PM

Thanks for the positive feedback! I'm really trying with the weight thing. It is crazy, sometimes if I have purposely cheated I don't get sick. Or other times, like yesterday, I was in bed all day, head fog etc..... and I have been really good the past 2-3 months. So go figure.
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 01:21 PM

yeah well there you go...i hope your cheat was worth it at least! :)
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:20 PM

Judy-
It is unfortuanate the heredity has a big role in this whole thing because i do not want to pass this down to my child one day! Do you have any children, and if so do they have celiac disease? I am sorry about your mom...do u know if it had anyhting to do with celiac disease and being undiagnosed? My mom is 46 and was diagnosed last january so she still has a long recovery period to go...she is doing ok...but because of the celiac disease she has the autoimmune disorder called "lychanplanus"...iam not sure how to spell it. But basically all of her mucus membranes, prior to diagnosis, were extremely inflamed and red and sore, but now all of that is scaring over and causing a lot of problems. Considering celiac disease goes undiagnosed all too often, many doctors do not know how to fix this. We are extremely blessed to have found an amzing doctor out of NYC who is willing to work with her the whole way...but as you can imagine it is going to be a long journey. Thank you for being so concerned...How are you doing with the gluten free diet? Do you know anyone else in your family that has it currently?

sorry for the delayed responce.
we had FiOS installed for 2 days thus no computer.

Yes i have on son who is 33. I'm not sure but GI wants him tested and we discussed it over christmas.
he doesn't have symptoms now. but as he said............" mom you didn't have symptoms at my age."
so think he's thinking about getting tested.
Not sure about my mom but my thoughts are YES probably somewhat related.
glad you mom has a good NYC dr. I haven't heard of her disease.
I think my brother has it...........but won't think about testing for it. He and i have fought our weight issues for years and since the 2 1/2 years gluten-free and other foods I've lost 70 #'s so for me this dx was the answer for me to lose weight.........i could have 'd' for 5 weeks and not eat do to nausea and gain 16 #'s. Iknow strange.........but............my illnesses have driven doctors nuts for years.

the gluten-free diet is fine for me now......it's the dairy, casein, and the other esp oxalates and nightshades....which i was using since going gluten-free..........so
guess i got all the questions answered.
thanks for caring.
Judy
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 07:33 PM

I don't cheat, simple as that it isn't worth it
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 07:16 PM

Hi,

Just to add my 2 cents....

I'm a recently-diagnosed Celiac (blood test only so far, endoscopy/biopsy on Tuesday), and have been on a gluten-free diet for less than a week (the GI said it wouldn't make any difference that quickly). Initially I thought I would find it difficult to give up the carb foods I really like, such as bread (usually w/w or multi), bagels, pasta, noodles, etc. However, so far I'm quite pleased to say I haven't really been tempted. However, just to play my own devil's advocate, it may be because I haven't been at it for very long.

I know for a fact that I have been glutened once... but it was my fault. I bought some candy (my only vice), and proceeded to start eating it without first reading the ingredients list. Well, sure enough I looked while part-way through, and it had maltodextrin... EEK! I may also have been inadvertently glutened at a Thai restaurant on Friday night, but I'm not entirely sure. As I said, I have yet to feel any positive effects, and thus don't feel the reverse either. It's a real learning process, I'll say that much.

And regarding the age factor, I just turned 30. My intent is to stick with the gluten-free diet. I currently live alone, so it's a bit easier to control what I consume that way. ;)

Cheers!

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 07:37 PM

Hi Geoff,
You're doing so well!!
Maltodextrin in the USA is ok - Gluten Free.
But there are other ingredients in different candies to look for. Usually Wheat-based so they might state it in an allergen statement or bold it in the ingredients list, or just list it as is. It is "Malt FLAVORING" that is a no-no - since it is derived from Barley and they don't have to list Barley as an allergen.
Also got to watch "glucose syrup" since it can be corn or wheat based!! Mostly they list it as "corn syrup" if it is corn-based.
Good luck and I hope you stay not-missing the carbs. I finally started making my own bread just to have some complex carbs in the AM.
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