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Member Since 31 Dec 2003
Offline Last Active Jan 15 2007 06:51 PM

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In Topic: Who Has Done Weight Watchers?

13 September 2006 - 04:16 PM

I need some help. I joined weight watchers last week. I lost my 1.6 lbs for the week and spent most of my time starving. I mean beyond the normal range of hungry. I am on the Flex Plan. What am I doing wrong?? I am wrinting everything down and trying to make healthy choices, but I am hungry. Any thoughts?

I know I exactly how I got into the postition of weighing too much. Bad food choices etc. Now I can't seem to figure out what I can eat that will fill me up on 20 points a day! I have called for help and I have spoken to the leader of the meeting in person. Neither of them are much help.

Just really frustrated about the up coming wedding I have to attend and wish I could drop some weight.


In Topic: Reaction Signs?

15 August 2006 - 08:29 AM

Thanks for the fast replies.

I wouldn't be suprised to find I am allergic to something in the vitamin. this gluten reaction is just really different than all of the others. The swollen rash on my face just hurts. Normally I suffer a week of miserable intestines and terrible moods. This time it was 48 hrs of sheer pain and hell and now the rash starts. UGH!

In Topic: Breastfeeding With Celiac

15 August 2006 - 08:01 AM

Hi. Sorry about the hard pregnancy and early birth. I hope you and the baby are doing well now. Babies and pregnancy are hard enough adding celiacs and food allergies just makes life much harder and more stressful. Do what you can to relax, get help from friends and family, and enjoy the baby. Here's my story.

I have two kids. The first child was full term, but the post partum depression, weight loss, COLIC (for seven months!!! ) all that nearly killed me. I nursed her for seven months exclussively then gave up. The nursing never went easily or well. But it was my first kid what did I know? As soon as I stopped nursing the colic got better. I lost so much weight after the birth that looking back I think the baby was just starving and miserable. She gained just enough weight not to be alarming to the doctors. I lost so much weight people thought I was annorexic or had cancer or something. Turns out years later I found out I had celiacs.

The second pregnancy was pure stress. Glutened at least once a month for 6 months out of 9. Not good! The baby was born a little early but healthy. The early brith was due to another gluten reaction. I nursed that baby too, but I also gave one bottle a day of formula. It helped me to add formula. That way I knew the baby got enough food every day. And it added the flexibility I needed. I had an emergency surgery when she was 5 months old. She got formula while I had the surgery and recovered on heavy drugs. That made me feel better. Turns out this child is allergic to milk. I think she also has Celiacs. When I stopped nursing her she got a terrible rash that did not stop for months. Once again the doctors thought it was ok. When the rash got under control she gained significant weight and grew quite a bit in just two months. At one year old she was wearing 6 mth clothes. The doctors just said this child was pettite. I did not agree. At 15 mths she is in 18 mth clothes and gained 4 lbs. Thats huge for a baby.

So in my experience, follow YOUR GUT with your kids. Document foods, rashes, changes, etc and find a doctor who will treat your opinions as a valuable part in the overall care of any kids you have now or want to have in the future.

I think there is some relationship between the foods you eat exccessively while nursing and the allegies kids develop. That is just my opinion.

In Topic: Problems With Diaper Rash = Celiac?

10 March 2006 - 09:20 AM

Thanks for all your input. Today is her first birthday. She is sick again. The last two nights have meant no sleep for me.She was literally up all night one night and last night just for several hours. She is miserable and crying alot. It just maxes me out. No sleep and a screaming baby is not a good combo. Poor thing is just so upset.

So she has been on a new oral fungal med and a topical cream for about 5 days and her butt looks the same. She gets no gluten, but she mouths EVERYTHING she can so anything is possible. I just do not know what to do next for her.

We have another child with a food allergy so food allergies are still a possibility. This baby is on Soy formula because she is really upset on milk formula. I know she is old enough to start drinking milk, but I don't want to add anything new until the rash is gone and she looks stable. Her size is another issue. She still fits her 3-6 mths undershirts although most of the clothing she wears in 9 mth old. Her shoes are still the 3 mth size and she shows no signs of growing out of them.

Just maxed out today. Thanks again for your input and advice.

In Topic: Pregnant! Relieve My Fears!

22 February 2006 - 10:04 PM

Congrats soon-to-be Mama!

My second child is 11 mths now. My pregnancy was long and stressful from work and worrying about wether or not something I was doing would screw up the pregnancy or what would happen at the hospital, etc. You name it and I worried about it. In the end, the labor was faster and less painful than the first child. However, one of my biggest concerns nearly came true - made it to the hospital (in the city) and the baby was born 1 hour and 20 min later!!!! YIKES! She is still happy, smart, funny, and early for walking and teeth.

Be extremely careful of your foods while pregnant. I am very careful and still got glutened 6 times while pregnant - bird food, eating out, samples from a fellow gluten-free at a store, etc. Through it all the baby was fine.

With the first child I was sick but didn't know I had Celiacs. That child is perfect too.

I say get a journal and write to your baby - the first baby is a unique experience. Relax and enjoy every moment of it. If you need help or advice, we are all always here. Later in the pregnancy start looking at breast feeding vs nursing and all the products you will be using on this baby and feeding the baby.

Enjoy the fact that you are pregnant and let the worrying happen later :P

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