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Stacy hated pancake Sunday

Member Since 19 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 13 2011 03:45 PM

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In Topic: When Do You Speak Up?

13 April 2011 - 10:08 AM

I haven't been in a work environment since self diagnosing. But I have always had weird little food issues and my co-workers were used to me refusing food in favor of what I packed for myself and with the exception of one..did not hassle me about what I was or wasn't eating...and that was more out of concern that I might be not be eating enough.

My friends are pretty much ok with my limitations, there is an effort to make sure I can eat something , they all read and understand labels...we've only had issues when I try to drink beyond my safe margaritas...I react to grain based alcohol..but that is part of the learning curve for them and myself.

Now my family? That's hit or miss.. My mom offers me bananas..she chooses not to understand it and goes as far as accusing me of being a hypochondriac. My MIL has substituted ritz crackers for bread crumbs on chicken parm in order to accommodate my diet...it was a sweet thought..but it took a few minutes before she understood that gluten went beyond a loaf of bread. My kids (6 & 8) read labels and have a good sense of what might be gluten. Stepson(20) and my husband both think it's funny..most of the time they will acknowledge it's a real issue for me...but DH gluten-ized me a week ago and I'm pretty sure I was being 'tested'..he normally doesn't remember what he does from one day to the next..but when I started talking about going to the hospital for a bad bout of depression and anxiety out of the blue...and leaving him in charge of the kids he confessed that he accidentally used the community margarine tub when he surprised me with eggs for breakfast....since I haven't been treated with breakfast..never mind breakfast in bed in about 10 years..I didn't even think to ask what butter he used.

Now on my mothers side I have a cousin and her daughter that have been gluten-free and Casein free for years...I just found out about them being gluten-free a few months ago...my mother had been keeping that little tidbit to herself...because "I didn't need any more encouragement, with this nonsense." Hindsight being 20/20 I had obvious issues with gluten all of my life. My mother should probably be tested(she won't) and her father probably had issues with gluten too.

In Topic: Do You Feel More Weepy When Glutened?

11 April 2011 - 03:17 PM

Weepy, short tempered, self destructive and suicidal.

Last week got very 'dark' around here and I didn't know why.....it got to the point where I thought that I had finally had some sort of mental break that wasn't related to gluten. After 3 days of horrible horrible thoughts about running away and hurting myself, I told my husband I was going to the county mental health service and look into some sort of treatment/hospitalization...only then did he confess that he had prepared eggs for me with the community tub of margarine 3 or 4 days earlier. He should have known better, he had to have seen all of the bread crumbs in there when he was scooping it out...either he truly wasn't thinking or he was 'testing' me..he normally wouldn't made the effort to make food for anybody but himself...so I am leaning toward 'testing'.

I am starting to come out of it...knowing what is causing it makes it easier to deal with but every time it happens it gets worse than the time before..it's time to take the house gluten free...my husband refuses to even consider it. It's probably the gluten talking, but it might be time to consider divorce. I hope that I live in a no fault state...I'd hate to tell a judge that I am divorcing my husband over bread crumbs.

In Topic: Resistant To Weight Loss

09 March 2011 - 08:36 PM

Definitely look into other food allergies...every time I take something out..dairy, corn, rice, etc..I lose a 10-20 pounds...I dropped soda and I look 1/3 smaller even though I only lost 8 pounds.

I would also recommend watching a documentary called 'Fat Head' currently streaming instantly on NetFlix....scary...very scary but he delivers it in a humorous way...but still scary. I must have said 'exactly.' 103 times while watching it...many of his points and his research match what is said in these forums everyday.

In Topic: How Do Some Celiacs Put On Weight?

15 February 2011 - 05:45 AM

I have always battled my weight...out of control gains while eating the same portions as thin family and friends. The only successful weight loss I had prior to going gluten-free was Atkins and Anorexia(500 calories or less per day, 10-20 mile walks and non stop exercise in between work and walking...my membership to a gym was terminated because they felt I was over doing it and wanted no part of it...on that diet I went from 300lbs to 135lbs). Fast forward 10 years and several years stuck behind a desk 40-60 hours a week and I was pushing 300lbs again. Due to my weight my OB tried to prescribe a special diet for gestational diabetes to keep my weight gain under control during my 2nd pregnancy(they tested my glucose twice a week and could never catch it over the limit even after lunch...it drove them nuts)...the menu was easily 2-3 times more than I would eat on my own...of course my doctor thought I was lying. When I first thought that I might have issues with gluten I was over 400lbs...eating the same amount of food as my very fussy 4 year old ..add in some gluten induced anxiety and paranoia and going out for walks just wasn't going to happen..especially since my husband was always traveling and working....i.e. the fear of my babies being alone in their stroller outside because I dropped dead mid walk was enough to keep me in the house. I did try to find out why my weight didn't match my eating habits..they checked my thyroid...when that was deemed normal..I was offered Prozac, diet pills and surgery. I declined all.

Since going gluten-free I have dropped 80 pounds in a year...I have no appetite and have to force myself to eat..I think my weight loss would have been greater if I could eat more...I struggle to hit 1200 calories a day..and I lose a chunk of weight every time I eliminate something else that bothers me...corn, rice, dairy, etc. I need to add in exercise..I am just afraid that I will fall into anorexia mode again(falling numbers on the scale are addicting)....I'm not sure I would survive that after all of the stress the weight loss and gains and gluten has had on my system....200 more pounds to go...seems like it will take forever.

In Topic: First Menstrual Period gluten-free, Feeling Aweful!

06 February 2011 - 07:56 AM

I have been gluten-free for a year now an my periods have become heavier and recently lengthened from 5 days to 6 days..with 3 days being especially bad instead of just 1(joy!)..I just assumed it was an aging thing(turning 39 next month. I have not been able to use tampons for years...instant migraine, pains in my arms and chest ...can't use the new 'plasticky' sanitary pads which cause the very bad and painful reaction like my reaction to latex. Thanks for the info everybody!

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