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#857629 Am I Just A Wuss? (Staying Home After Gluten/soy/whateverings)

Posted by on 08 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

I have to step in and say something about your comment.


You could not possibly be more wrong in your assessment of Gemini.

Common sense is her strongest asset. She is, in fact, the first person who reached out to me when I first came on this site and she has more compassion in her little finger than most people I know.  She is very celiac-savvy and knows more about autoimmune diseases than most people, offered me her personal help when I was struggling (because I too had a soy, dairy and about 10 other foods intolerance going on) and I have even met her in person. She is a down-to-earth, funny woman.


What she isn't --is a "coddler".


Just because she tells it like it is---does not mean she is "abusive" in any way and I do not see any violation of the rules.


Her approach may be  different from mine, perhaps, but she is always willing to help.

I for one, appreciate her "veteran" knowledge.

I'm sorry to beat a dead horse, but I just don't see how responding to a heartfelt post about the profound

effects that chronic depression has on someone with "When you stop feeling sorry for yourself" qualifies

as 'telling it like it is'.

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#857261 Am I Just A Wuss? (Staying Home After Gluten/soy/whateverings)

Posted by on 06 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

When you stop feeling sorry for yourself, maybe we can have a conversation.  You are attacking people for stating the obvious and making excuse after excuse for people here that make bad decision after bad decison and then want a pat on the back saying it's not their fault.  It's the sad state of society today.  I hope you can get past your issues and be healthy and happier than you appear now.  I know, what a jerk I am for accomplishing that on my own.  We are talking about making bad Celiac food decisions, not depression.


BTW...lactose is dairy so not sure what that statement is all about.

Gemini, you just responded to a post about depression with 'When you stop feeling sorry for yourself.'


It would be hard, in my opinion, to be more inappropriate.


It doesn't matter if she's on topic. Everyone who posts here has a moral responsibility not to abuse the

other members. I am not aware as to how the board rules are worded, as I can't find them right now,

but I'm pretty sure board rule #1 requires no abusive behavior. If I read this as abusive, how much more

caustic must it seem to the person it's directed at?

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#857153 Oh The Things We Do When We Drink....

Posted by on 05 March 2013 - 06:37 PM

Kittty, I didn't lose all control, don't worry. But it is fun to drink and let loose every once in a while.


I suppose my question was this. Before I went to sleep, I had the clarity to go home, set my alarm, get into my night clothes, and so forth and I did all those things without having to think. I'm wondering if one day I'll not eat gluten accidently without having to think. It will just be natural for me.


I hope to get to that point at least.

To answer your question, there is no guarantee that you will ever 'behave' with your diet if you

have gotten so drunk that you don't remember doing the things you're talking about. If there's

enough alcohol in your system to make you forget what you've done, there's enough alcohol

in your system to make you forget your diet, too. It's possible, I've been FANTASTICALLY

snockered and still turned down all food (I just refuse to eat when I'm drunk  :rolleyes: )

but I know that about myself. So it's possible that you'll get there too. However, I've never in

my life managed to down enough alcohol to make me black out. I think it's cuz I'm Polish :D

So I don't know whether I would forget my diet during an amnesiac inebriation, because it's

never happened to me. I'd say it could go either way, and that for now it would be best to

keep the alcohol down to a reasonable volume. ;)

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#857092 Cinnamon Sugar Chex And Rice Milk

Posted by on 05 March 2013 - 11:45 AM

I'd say it's likely the Rice Dream. There's been too many reports of issues with it

here on the board to count.

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#856013 Strangest - But Positive - Effects Of The gluten-free Diet?

Posted by on 26 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

A lot of people have reported a decreased tolerance for alcohol, turning into

lightweights basically overnight. This same thing happened to me, and I love

it! I might be weird, but I'm also a cheapskate, and I have a fondness for top-

shelf alcohol. Now, if I'm drinking just to enjoy something, it's only one glass

of beer or wine. I'm I'm drinking to get drunk, it only takes two or three. I call

that a score! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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#855802 Does Anyone Else Have Issues With Trader Joe's Labeling?

Posted by on 25 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

Learn to not be so sensitive.  There was nothing over the top about my reply and I understood perfectly what you meant.  There is gluten free labeling and then there is gluten free reality. 

If your goal here is to help people, 'Learn to not be so sensitive' is entirely non-functional.

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#855801 Enjoy Life Products

Posted by on 25 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

Um, that's a whole lotta gas money! There are SO many websites that sell these products,

maybe go mail order before you make a 4 hour trip?

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#855087 I Just Did The Most Stupid Thing............

Posted by on 20 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

Well THAT'S dedication! I've never gone and thrown up on purpose!

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#854730 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 18 February 2013 - 09:10 PM

So a while ago Addy posted about making cheese bread without buying a mix, using

the recipe from the following link





Well, it's awesome. Piece of advice? Don't accidentally double the amount of oil called

for in the recipe......

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#853781 Living Normally While Battling Celiac Is Like:

Posted by on 13 February 2013 - 09:00 PM

I worked as a dispatcher at a car auction, so I was in charge of the truck drivers who
went out and picked up the vehicles. Some days, things went great. Some days, it
rained or snowed or hailed or tornadoed or rained frogs or every SINGLE truck broke
down or eight people called out sick or...... So before I went gluten free, it was all those
days. Now, I only have raining-frog days every few months. Yay!
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#853709 Let's Be Trendy!

Posted by on 13 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

I totally understand the frustration that comes from dealing with the 'fad diet' attitude, both
from those who are participating in it as a fad diet, and the effect it has on those who serve
in restaurants and the like. I have lost count of the people who've said something along the
lines of 'Well, so-and-so doesn't have to be that careful.'

I have definitely gone into a number of places and been told that while a food that's advertised
as gluten free has 'no gluten ingredients', they have done nothing further to ensure it's safety.
For example, a bakery that uses gluten free recipes, but uses the same mixers, bakes in the
same room as gluten, and so on. I think of those as the 'Dominos' places. While it is my job to
make sure I stay safe, it's still frustrating to be met with this attitude so frequently. I religiously
patronize those places that do get it, and I tell them why, and I bring friends, and I leave as
many positive reviews as possible wherever possible.

If anything, as frustrating as being dismissed as having a 'trendy disease' is, it is nice that
there are so many products on the market now, so I just try to be thankful for that.
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#852954 Ok Embarrassing Poo Question

Posted by on 08 February 2013 - 05:49 PM

I started( Jan 27, 2013) a probiotic/dig.enz. program. Hope it helps with frequency of bowel movements as well as color, odor, and appearance of poo. Yes, a good turd is hard to find with celiac. I'm bothered with IBS/GERD issues since 2007.

In March, 2012, I started to slowly introduce more fresh fruits and veggies, nuts, and protein into my diet. For me, the urgent poo, jhol, posted are infrequent. When I eat spinach/kale my poo is greenish. When I eat dark chocolate (72%) it's black. Introduced a good weight loss program too. Lost 30 lbs.

I keep daily food/poo journals .Some statistics follows:

From 3/1 to 3/16/12; 34 poos between 6 am to 11am (1-3/day). Only 5 between noon and midnight(1-2/day). On 3/4, had 5 movements. A very annoying day.
From 4/18 to 5/3/12; 28 ditto . Only 3 ditto (1/day).
From 7/23 to 8/7/12; 28 ditto (1-2/day). But 12 ditto (1-3/day).
From 9/25 to 10/10/12; 31 ditto (1-3/day). But 17 ditto (1-2/day).
From 1/27 to 2/6/13; 15 ditto (1-2/day). But 10 ditto (1-2/day). To early to tell. ????

I believe 1-3 movements/day is considered normal. With my numbers, it's hard to get out of the house!!! Always need a rest room nearby.

To go back to 2007 and totally abstane from eating anything healthy would really annoy me. Will probiotics/dig enz help with frequency in the long term? I/we celiacs need to win a battle here.

At first I read this as you saying you were pooing 28 times a day. Now I realize you're doing some
weird math thing ( :ph34r: ) and I now see the 1-3 a day numbers. (Am I just math challenged?) I totally feel
you on how annoying it is to not be able to leave the house. At one point my problem was so bad
that if I wanted to leave the house I literally had to bring toilet paper and an emergency container,
because sometimes all you get is 20 seconds warning.
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#851771 Does Wine Make You Sick?

Posted by on 01 February 2013 - 08:45 PM

Insta-lightweight! ;)
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#850559 Spring Rolls?

Posted by on 26 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

No, I've just read people say they've used those rice paper rolls to make baklava.
Always a good idea! :lol:
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#849948 Feel Like Cheating

Posted by on 23 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

Did that work? Want more horror stories? We got plenty!
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