I Want To Complain!
Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:10 AM
Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:23 AM
Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:24 AM
I would also like to say that it's nice to see a very honest opinion on this. Yes, we can have healthy veggies and fruit etc. etc. But ... sometimes you just have to admit the whole thing sucks!
For the rest of the times, it's not so bad as many other things in life.
Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:28 AM
Oh yeah, another good thing about not eating the fair food, not barfing after going on the rides. Though I was getting over a gluten or IBS reaction anyway and was a little unsteady despite not eating the fair food!
Gluten-free since 10/04
Gluten-sensitive genes: HLA-DQ 1,3 (Subtype 6,9)
Interstitial Cystitis, 7/07
Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:31 AM
Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:31 AM
gluten-free since March 27, 2004
Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:07 AM
My problem about packing good stuff is that I'm still getting used to just cooking in general. We never cooked before and I'm not that good at coming up with stuff to make. So I just stick to pb&j when I know I'm not going to have anyway to heat anything up or refrigerate it.
And it's true that those foods at the fair and such are not good for you anyways. But that doesn't really make me feel any better.
Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:34 AM
I also made chewy brownie cookies -> totally yummy looking!!!! THEN, sat there and watched everyone else eat them!! Totally frustrating!!! I just try and picture their bottoms growing and mine being little. Hahahaha! Catty?? YES!!
Does it help?? YES!! I came home and made some ginger cookies out of the SCD book. They weren't nearly as good as the other items looked, but they had to do!!
Just keep telling yourself how healthy you are making yourself by skipping the deep fried, sugar filled foods, and opting for pb&j or fruit or veggies.
Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:07 AM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me
Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:55 AM
I went to St. Louis this weekend. On the way home, I had prepared chicken for right before the airport and long trip home.
Well, of course hubby and I forgot the meal and it was left 45 minutes behind and we had to be at the airport in 45 minutes.
Before this disease I would have grabbed a bite anywhere! Instead of spending our last 45 minutes with his family, where were we? Driving around town, trying to find something I could eat!!!!!
Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:03 PM
Lucky both me and my husband are both good cooks. I don't miss fried food because I have it all the time. Fried shrimp in a lemon sauce, last niight..Yum. I get the sauce from PF Changs, a chinese resteruant with a great gluten free menu, Outback steakhouse also has a gluten free menu so I can eat out gluten-free fear free
There is also a gluten free bakery in Dallas/Plano. It is a twenty minute drive for me but well worth it. I just thank God I am not allergic to chocolate. Now that would REALLY suck Try and keep a positive attitude guys, I have a degenerative back disorder that will eventually turn me into a quadrapeligic. When people find out they always ask how I can keep such a positive attitude all the time. I can't change reality so I just accept it and move on. If you get bummed out find someone in worse shape than you are and help them have a better day. One of my friends died of Aids at 17. Towards the end he was dragging around a IV and looked like a holocaust survior, and when we all got together he was always the most positive person in the room. He was in constant pain, dying by degrees, he was just a kid and if you were having a bad day he was the first person to try to cheer you up. Whenever I have a bad day or think my life sucks I just remember his courage and think comparitively my day is not so bad. Life is not over, we just have to watch what we eat. Go out! Have fun! Live life to the fullest.
However, it is great to talk about this with people who actually understand what you are going through.
If anyone wants recipes for frying food just email me and I will send you some.
Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:06 PM
Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:10 PM
How can something as life saving and basic as food be sooooo darn stressful. And why can't people understand that you really, really don't mind skipping a meal, or at least waiting for another couple of hours ??? I'm getting so I'd rather go in and do everything by myself so I can skip the lunch.
Posted 31 May 2005 - 06:21 PM
I go through periods of being very angry about the constant issues with going out or going to events involving food. However, I have gotten very adept at eating out, and go to restaurants 5 or more times per week. (A year ago, I wouldn't go out at all.) I always ask the manager when I arrive (or sometimes call in advance), "what is the easiest thing for you to prepare gluten and egg-free." Usually, getting broiled salmon or a broiled steak is the easiest, and I have discovered that a lot of places don't use wheat in their sauces. I always tip well when the accomodations are made and frequently recommend the restaurants to friends. Some tips for eating out:
Chinese restaurants are VERY accomodating. Their woks are always very clean (otherwise, the food sticks). You can ask for no flour, but often they use cornstarch (which is gluten-free) for thickening. The white sauce is usually the safest.
Steak houses are easy, too. Grills are very clean. (watch out for 'griddles'...bread is often placed next to the meats).
Mexican food has become my favorite. It is SO easy to get gluten-free food there. Corn tortillas and chips are the norm and sauces are nearly always gluten-free.
Thai food is great, too. The rice noodles are awesome. Sauces can easily be adapted to be gluten-free.
All the chain restaurants have gluten-free and "allergy" menus on their websites. I can eat at Burger King, Wendy's or McDonalds knowing the food I choose is 100% safe.
I rarely pass up a restaurant out of fear for their food (though I did yesterday at a french restaurant where the staff was very rude right when we walked in the door...not worth the effort/explanation/risk)
I even went to my first Yankees game this spring and ate a hot dog (without the bun), some popcorn, cotton candy, soda, etc...all gluten-free.
Yes, it sucks at times, but for the most part, the foods I am passing up are not good for me anyway. I am going to Italy in July and am really looking forward to eating all the delicious foods!
Diagnosed gluten intolerant by blood test Aug 2003
gluten-free since Aug. 2003
diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy in May 2004
I don't carry either gene for celiac, but have been diagnosed as Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerant
Immune deficiencies have corrected themselves since I started the gluten-free diet
(I did a 5-week gluten challenge in March 2005, which I abandoned after passing out twice and having serious immune system problems again)
Allergic to 50+ foods (including eggs, brocccoli, carrots, yeast, spinach, black pepper, and so many more common foods...)
I now follow a PALEO (grain-free, legume-free, dairy-free) DIET 90% of the time
Posted 31 May 2005 - 06:34 PM
What does not kill you makes you stronger.
Nobody cares about losers and quitters never win. If you fail with the cowards then what's the message you send?
Can't get it right, no matter what I do. Might as well be me and keep fu@$ing up for you. - Brian Thomas (Halloween, the greatest metal band ever!)
Ian Moore. Self diagnosed at 36 because the doctors were clueless.
Started low-carb diet early 2004, felt better but not totally gluten-free. Went 100% gluten-free early 2005 and life has never been better.
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