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JustLovely9216

Member Since 30 Jan 2010
Offline Last Active May 17 2010 05:03 AM
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Topics I've Started

"you Look Run-Down"

29 April 2010 - 07:05 AM

I've heard from several family members (not my hubby...go figure) that I've lost too much weight, I look sickly, tired, run-down, etc. I know I have lost weight, but nothing crazy. I eat normal - albeit healthy - peanut butter apple with skim mil for breakfast, leftovers for lunch (today it's a fiesta cabbage role), and baked ziti for dinner. I snack on almonds, carrots and guac or hummus, green tea, chocolate. Desserts and less frequent snacks are popcorn, tostito's with salsa, kettle chips, chocolate chip cookies with milk...

I MEAN I EAT! I workout a lot too - 6 days a week for 45minutes to an hour, everything from ellipticle, running, Jilliam Michaels DVD's, lifting in the gym, pilates, yoga - and I'm always walking my dogs.

My only thought is that I need to adjust my workout schedule now that I no longer have so many bad-for-me fillers in my diet?

I guess I'm just wondering if anyone here gets a lot of those comments, and how you deal. I feel like I'm super healthy, but if I'm looking sickly maybe I'm not doing as good as I think I am.

A Day In The Life...

17 February 2010 - 05:49 AM

When I first found out I had Celiac I kept wishing I could just peak into someone else’s life who had it and knew what the heck they were doing. I thought this might be helpful to some newbies but also to maybe just have some “huh, I’ll try that” moments.

So this is a day in my life:
• Get up at 6:00am/ get ready for work
o Still have not switched to Gluten-Free beauty products though I want to. I use Pantene for my hair, Cetaphil for a facial cleanser, dove body wash, Clinique for my eye cream, moisturizer, and SPF, and I use Bare Minerals makeup. Again I do not know if any of these products are Gluten-Free!
• Feed the dogs (They are Gluten-Free too…actually before I ever was due to health issues one has)
• Drive to work eating a banana and drinking tons of water (Always wake up thirsty)
• I am a social worker and I work with children who have survived a brain injury.
• I always have something sweet around 10am (dark chocolate, fruit, or starbucks hot chocolate)
• Breakfast (always eat at work) is usually a peanut butter apple, omelet, Gluten-Free oats (I don’t react), smoothie, Gluten-Free waffle with syrup and fresh fruit, etc.
• Lunch is any number of random things but usually leftovers from dinner which I’ll share later. I do have some frozen meals on standby (love Amy’s Gluten-Free Mac&Cheese).
• I always have a snack around 2:00; usually Glutino pretzels with cheese.
• When I get home I unwind, unpack, get dinner prepped, change into gym clothes, and have another snack before heading out. This is either yogurt with fruit and nuts mixed in, Pirates Booty, nuts and a piece of fruit…just anything!
• Head to the gym or do a workout video (Elliptical for 50minutes, Jilliam Michaels DVD, I love The Firm, weight training, and running in nice weather)
• Get home and shower before starting dinner
• Eat dinner, pack my husband and I leftovers or fix something for lunch. Dinner is always different! My most recent creations have been chicken tortilla soup, baked ziti, baked mango chili chicken with roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli, etc.)
• Hang out and watch TV and have an evening snack. Typically I’ll have 2 Gluten-Free choc chip cookies with milk or a Gluten-Free rice crispies treat…sometime Jello too.

~ I drink a TON of water all day with some unsweet iced tea or milk sometimes too.

Some favorite resources I have are:

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/ (Her new years resolution was to use her crockpot every day of the year…and her family also happens to be Gluten-Free)
http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/ (I love the way she talks about food!)

Some favorite Gluten-Free products:

• Tinkyada pasta is awesome!
• Glutino Pretzels are better than regular pretzels
• Pirates Booty
• Pamelas Choc. Chip cookies
• Whole foods 365 Choc. Chip cookies

Okay everyone! Don’t leave me out in the cold on this one…what do your gluten free days look like?

Starbucks

16 February 2010 - 07:41 AM

Anyone else see this?

Starbucks is now offering an entire Gluten-Free section of packaged goodies! They include KIND bars, lucy’s cookies, Two moms in the raw, and a gluten free mixed/flavored nuts thing I can’t remember the name of! I was so excited! If your see them be sure to contact Starbucks and thank them for offering us something we can nibble on!

Iknow it's not the same as a slice of cake from behind the counter...but it's something! And it certainly shows that they are trying to give us options!

Can It Hurt?

08 February 2010 - 04:19 PM

At this point, I am self diagnosed. I feel a million times better without gluten in my diet and when I make a mistake...a pay for it. I know I am either Celiac or gluten intolerant. As all of us know in order for me to get more testing I would need to go back on a gluten diet...I don't think so!!!

So I am wondering...do any negative side effects exist for those of us who chose to Gluten-Free...who (although I DOUBT this is the case) do not have Celiac or gluten intollerance? The only down side I can see by not perusing this is possibly missing a correct diagnosis down the line.

Opinions please?!?!?!

Thanks all!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

06 February 2010 - 02:13 PM

I am so freakin' happy it's almost pathetic! I made the Whole Foods 365 brand gluten free choc. chip. cookies and they taste PERFECT. They actually taste like making the gluten form from scratch with the nestle bag of chips! I will say to be sure and chill the dough for the "thicker" cookies as they spread out and my first batch was a ton of thin, flat, stuck together cookies...still yum though.

So so good...so so happy!