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#31 cdford

 
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 02:01 AM

One of Joshua's wedding showers was a covered dish affair given by a Sunday School class at the bride's church. I, as usual, took several of my own dishes to ensure that I would have something to eat. It was interesting to hear all the comments about how healthy my diet was. Most of my food was gone at the end of the evening as well.
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 09:09 AM

And the worst comment I get over and over again is well, that "diet" you are on sounds healthy! You wont ever have a weight problem!! I should really try that. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I'm still in the I feel lost, I feel like a part of my life has died stage and I get those comments? No I cant eat it, no I cant cheat, no its not temporary......Take your bakers dozen doughnuts and LEAVE ME ALONE!! 


Oh, that irks me too!! I had a co-worker actually say to me that she wished she could get celiac disease for a little while just to slim down. I felt like screaming at her that you can see my ribs only because my body is not absorbing nutrients thanks to the evil grain. Then adding, oh, by the way, have you noticed how much work I miss, that's not vacation time. I'm pretty mild mannered, so I just said that she would change her mind after about five minutes.

My mom also tried to compare it to how hard it was to stay on the South Beach Diet (that she cheats on all the time). I love that I have to respond to comments like all the ones you guys have mentioned while I am still unused to the diet and still feeling irritable from all the damage the gluten did :angry: Lessons in patience...

Plus, at nights I work in an italian restaraunt. Wow, is it ever good for training myself to resist temptation!!
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 09:29 AM

I know...the comparing thing bothers me. I have a grandmother who likes to be the center of attention and always think that she has it the worst (even though she has no serious health problems). She once compared my avoiding gluten to her avoiding certain foods due to acid reflux... :angry:
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 01:02 PM

I SO agree with Michelle.
When people are eating Twinkies or cake or whatever and rubbing it in my face I usually allude to the fact that I don't need the extra fat and that I like to eat healthy. It's an awesome feeling, because most people don't have the willpower to eat like this AND to be honest most of them are overweight in the first place because of willpower issues.
I'm a size 4 and have lost weight since going gluten-free. I actually have some people at work trying to do the diet now b/c they have seen the changes in my body!! Guess my technique worked....
in any case I get the last laugh because I am healthier, regardless, and I look better:):)
Hope I don't come off as snotty..I only do this when people really rub it in my face.....repeatedly.
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 01:20 PM

Heather--
Can't believe you had someone say they wish they had celiac disease !! I have a pre-diabetic coworker who told me a few months ago "What you have is a lot easier than what I have. I have to work really hard, yours isn't such a big deal." Let's just say he proved his ignorance on the topic ! PS--He is like pre type-II, his doctor says he doesn't even need insulin yet...
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 01:29 PM

I have had people come up to me and ask, "Are you still doing that wheat thing??"

UGH!!! "Thing"????? Sigh...

The public just doesn't get it...
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 01:34 PM

Yea someone asked me if I had went finished my "phase" of not eating gluten yet.
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 01:55 PM

I have been asked, "Why don't you just go get the shots so you can eat it?"

"I had a co-worker actually say to me that she wished she could get celiac disease for a little while just to slim down." HAH! <_< ! I didn't lose weight, neither did my sisters. We just kept getting fatter and fatter, even on 1500 cals a day! It is >not< a guaranteed weight loss plan!
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 03:38 PM

Plus, at nights I work in an italian restaraunt. Wow, is it ever good for training myself to resist temptation!!

Italian food is my favorite!! Now that is self control!! Good for you! I would'nt be able to resist!!! :blink:
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 03:47 PM

PS--He is like pre type-II, his doctor says he doesn't even need insulin yet...

:angry: What a jerk!! I have been "pre diabetic" / hypoglycemic for the last 8 years.....Or at least that is what 2 doctors told me...Hmmmm what do you want to bet it was Celiac.... B)
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 07:19 AM

Hi,

I've also had people say the "oh, maybe I should have celiac disease too, so I can lose weight", like someone else said, I point out that you could see my ribs (not to mention most of the rest of my skeleton too) and that I spent most of my time on the toilet, and that I was dx with arthritis in my early 20's, and anemia, and...

I don't get mad when people accidently/forgetfully offer me food. We all forget/can't know everyone's life story. But the things that irk me are the intentional or lack of compassion comments.

My Grandma, who I love dearly, told me that the reason I have celiac disease is because I became a vegetarian as a teenager. During that first post-dx visit she also baked tons of gluten baked goods for me and held them in front of me and told me to eat them. I tried to explain genetics to her, but it fell on deaf ears. Eventually my aunts and mom worked on her and she came around. The last time that I visited she made me crustless raspberry glace pies and she recently told me I need to start my own gluten-free bakery--I'm glad she changed because her first reaction really hurt.

I'm glad we have this safe place to vent here (it means I can be nicer to the gluten filled world).

Thanks, Have a Good Day!
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 08:31 AM

[QUOTE]My Grandma, who I love dearly, told me that the reason I have celiac disease is because I became a vegetarian as a teenager[QUOTE]

I get that all the time. When I was explaining celiac disease at first everyone in my family and my boss at the italian restaraunt (who's from Capri and believes Italian food and grappa cure ALL) all said, "It's because you're a vegetarian and don't eat enough."

At least, that comment could make me laugh a little and came from people who love me enough to know what my eating habits used to be :D . I just tried to laugh it off and remind them I was skinny not because I didn't eat but because I wasn't absorbing the nutrients properly from what I ate.
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 09:41 AM

:angry: What I really love is when we are having our quarterly luncheon at work and I ask what has been ordered, and the answer always is, "Does it matter? You can't have any anyway." That's nice, make me feel real wanted. So now I have stopped going to the luncheons/meetings. Maybe someone/someday will get the hint.
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 09:56 AM

Britt-
Yeah--wouldn't that be ironic if my coworker turned out to have celiac disease ! Why do the docs keep telling you you're pre type II ?
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 10:45 PM

I have an extended family member who tends not to consider the needs of others when he makes a decision. His decision to take us all to an Italian restaurant (which assured me they could feed me safely) wound up taking 8 months of my life and costing almost $20,000 in hospital and doctor bills. Needless to say, he gets glares from the entire family if he even mentions that place as an option now.
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