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#913346 Starting To Realize Hurt Feelings Aren't As Important As Personal Health

Posted by notme! on 21 April 2014 - 08:00 AM

we do the church dinner quite a bit, so i will make something that is gluten free, take some out and bring it in a separate container.  i never eat what's on the 'buffet' EVEN IF I BRING IT AND IT STARTS OUT GLUTEN FREE.  (true story:  i used to play a game with myself.  the Can't Eat THAT Game.  watch how fast things get contaminated.  crouton drops into the big bowl of green salad.  whelp.  can't eat THAT :(  somebody sticks the pasta spoon into the chili.  whelp.  can't eat THAT...)  it's over pretty quick, lolz, just bring your own so you don't starve to death or have to be sick for days on end.  and, if you happen to bring some of your dish home that is leftover, don't be tempted to eat it  :)  no, no, no!  :)


it does get easier  :)  it's a hard concept for people to understand, but eventually they ..........well........ actually, no, they still offer me up their food, but it is quickly followed with a "you're not gonna eat this,, are you."  NOPE!  smile big :D  move along ;)

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#912837 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by notme! on 16 April 2014 - 11:31 AM

Hello girls.

This is irishheart's mom. 

She has been sent to her room for being a wise ass.

ooh!  ooh!  send me!  send me!  :D


i have no clue what's for dinner.........   i have all these people and no suggestions.  not even one.  grrr....   :angry:


if i was sent to my room, i wouldn't have these dilemmas!

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#912469 Anyone Have First Hand Experience With Unintentional Weight Loss? Or Unable T...

Posted by notme! on 13 April 2014 - 10:14 AM

yes, dude, that happened to many of us.  my doctor was still scratching his head, telling me i was now so underweight that i would have to go into the hospital to be 'fed' - the celiac was his 'hail mary pass' last stab at what could possibly be wrong with me.  i underwent various other tests to rule out what it wasn't (crohn's, cancer, blah blah) was advised to try gluten free AND THEN tested.  when it came back negative, well, duh, i was already 6 wks or so gluten-free.  in 3 years i have gained back 22 lbs and i would like about 5 more.  the more you heal, the more nutrients you will absorb.  and p.s. that is the shape my duodenum was in when i got scoped.  your doc should make the call  :)  good luck!

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#912408 Friendly's gluten-free List

Posted by notme! on 12 April 2014 - 12:05 PM

this is a very old thread.  i would say the info is no longer reliable.  if you are interested in current friendly's info, maybe you should start a new thread for updated info.  

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#912131 Digestive Enzymes

Posted by notme! on 10 April 2014 - 08:35 AM

i have been meaning to try these, but kept forgetting to pick them up (they don't sell them where i grocery shop) FINALLY remembered to get them.  you take them before every meal.  


they are my best friend.  i thought, well, i'll just give this a test drive.  holy guacamole, they work like a charm.  everything is nice and quiet and niiiiice.  i know my intestines are probably stilll damaged, so i was patient and some things i was eating were not sitting as well as i wanted them to, but this is awesome.  :D


yayyyyy!  and thank you, people on this board.  my doctor never even suggested this.  love y'uns's i just all warm and fuzzy (and not in the bathroom all morning ha HAAAA!)  



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#911634 Gluten Free Charlatans

Posted by notme! on 07 April 2014 - 11:31 AM

where exactly does one get certified to be a certified gluten practitioner ?  Shotgun Bob's School for the Poor and Unemployed??  sign me up..............  <_<


keep your dollars, folks!  dah! 

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#910753 Accurate Information

Posted by notme! on 29 March 2014 - 01:43 PM

As I understand it, Dr. Oz talks about it all the time and he is equally adept at giving wrong info. :)

the last time i was privy to his spew, he was working the angle that gluten free would miraculously make you lose weight.   lolz - i am sitting here at 119 lbs (up from 97 lbs 3 1/2 yrs ago when i was dx'd)  struggling to gain more.  what a load of crap..............  <_<

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#910543 Think I Got It :(

Posted by notme! on 27 March 2014 - 08:20 AM

yah, and most times, when an ingredient list says: " vegetable oil ", it's soybean oil...... 


you can get tuna that is packed in water  :) 

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#909081 Happy Spring, Fellow Gardeners!

Posted by notme! on 16 March 2014 - 10:15 AM

i usually have a few things that survive through the winter - a giant rosemary bush, sage, thyme <supposed to die every year but i have had one or three that survives longer than that.  not this year - mean, old man winter kilt e'erything.  i have one tiny parsley plant (?)  (random) and the strawberries are still alive under all the dead ones.. otherwise, the weeds say, "hi."  time for mr rototiller to rototill.  ugh, last year he tilled up baby bunnies...  :(  i hope that mama rabbit is smarter this year.


anyways, i am itching to get me some plants.  maybe the kid and i will start some seeds  :)

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#908480 Questions For You, The Experts...(Advice Needed)

Posted by notme! on 10 March 2014 - 07:52 AM

IMO... probiotics are especially important because your immune system essentially lives in your gut, and so does the base of our health because without food absorption we're dead.  And our clorinated, over-treated, anti-bacterial world is continuously trying to kill off all bacteria - good and bad.  It is important to replace the good guys in there to keep the balance.

yes, yes - also, most of us have had more than our fair share of bacterial infections which doctors prescribed "kill everything" antibiotics, and unfortunately, in killing the bad bacteria, it also kills the good bacteria which is necessary for digestion.  i know i was a safe bet to have pneumonia every year, and usually some other ailment.  for, like, 30 years.......  untreated celiacs are a good target for evil germs because our immune system is already compromised.  like shooting fish in a barrel.


i just went through my second winter without having to go to the doctor with pneumonia or something that my body couldn't fight off on it's own.  every cold or virus i ever caught progressed into bronchitis or pneumonia that required me to be treated with antibiotics.  not since my gut started healing:  i now have Super Guts!!!!!!!!!  lolz  ^_^

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#908234 Cooking Class

Posted by notme! on 07 March 2014 - 09:37 AM

if she breathes in flour dust, she will probably ingest it from it getting into her mouth.   then there is the finger licking (everybody does it)  and what not.  and then she wouldn't be able to eat what she's made :(  if it was my kid, i would teach her to cook at home.  let her take auto shop :)  also very useful to learn about :)  even if she never works on cars, the local mechanic won't be able to bamboozle her!  :D

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#907397 New Member. Had To Go To Medical School To Figure This Out!

Posted by notme! on 27 February 2014 - 08:59 AM

Q:  what do you call a med student who graduates with a 'c' average?


A:  doctor 



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#907192 An Anniversary Thank You To Everyone Here!

Posted by notme! on 25 February 2014 - 03:30 PM

congratulations, nikki!  :)  thanx for your words of encouragement, too - it's great to have support from people who understand just how demanding/rewarding this diet can be.  i know i would have had a much harder time of it if not for the members of this forum.  keep up the good work!!!  :D

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#907024 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by notme! on 24 February 2014 - 11:40 AM

Funny man, that R. <_<   :D


J knows better than to do that and risk irritating me in front of guests.........because if I am mad, he 's not getting any  :lol:


food. I mean food. ( Now I have to go into the corner.)


and she yells at me........... :ph34r:

Daytona under rain delay...and tornado warning???  IH...did you blow away today? edited...just checked the radar...looks like the storm is well north of Irish's new pad :)

my bff was there - the last time she went to a race, we went to talladega and there were tornado warnings all day the saturday before the race!!  i texted her and told her to leave the track yesterday.  so she did and it quit raining LOLZ


we made the most awesome battered and fried shrimp the other night!!  i tweaked a batter recipe and it turned out really good  :)  with purple potatoes and asparagus (roasted evoo, s&p)  *NOTE - do not forget that you ate purple potatoes.,  it is Very Alarming!!*


yesterday, we made Daytona Sandwich (french bread dough shaped like the track)  it's really roasted chicken, fresh spinach, roasted red peppers, and pesto/mayo.  we started out making it to amuse the kids, but the kids are now pushing 30 and still demand it.  i made my own gluten-free version <shaped like a drag strip haha udi's french baguette)  and i made homemade pimento cheese :) 

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#906748 Rice Is Making Us Sick!

Posted by notme! on 21 February 2014 - 08:56 AM

we use success jasmine rice and it is labeled 'gluten free' - honestly haven't tried too many different brands.  i use 'della' brand for when  make risotto.  you may want to use a food journal if you aren't sure what's bothering you.  i have an additional sensitivity to soy but i never would have figured it out without keeping track of *everything* i was eating, even if it was just a bite of this or that.  soy was the common irritant.  i can still eat it, just a little at a time or it will cause a reaction that mimics my gluten reaction.  it goes away quicker, but when i didn't know what was causing it i was all like:  WHAT did i eat that had gluten in it???  corn is also a big culprit.....


soy is actually harder to avoid, i have found, than gluten!   and many people who have a corn intolerance say the same about avoiding corn/corn products.   good luck! 

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