also, if you use hand sanitizer, it's made with alcohol. which is very drying. i use soap & water (love my face olive oil soap) because sanitizer only makes whatever is on your hands germ-free. so, if (this is what i did lolz) you're making sandwiches/handling food, say, at a bbq, and you use hand sanitizer then eat your burger with your hands.......... you see where i'm going (straight to the bathroom haha) with this
I feel like I have to go to all my favorite places one last time. And it's so final. It's not like a diet with an end cheat meal day. It's for enternity.
aw, it's only until you die. of old age, hopefully, and not a complication from untreated celiac. once you start seeing symptoms start clearing up, you will be more encouraged. it takes a minute to wrap your head around it, trust me, i know. i was in denial in the beginning, until i was so sick i couldn't function. honestly, once you start feeding your body the 'right' foods you will probably be pleasantly surprised at other things (seemingly unrelated) that may clear up. celiac makes your body not absorb any of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy when you eat gluten. once your body gets all those good nutrients, it will repair many things! sure, it's a pain sometimes. but it beats being IN PAIN good luck
Thankfully the winds are switching directions today which will bring the much needed cooler air - hoping for gentle wind speeds -- to help our firefighters get control of the mess this asshole or assholes created.
As usual with these wildfires the reports of houses being destroyed are heartbreaking -- a friend from HS's older sister's home is gone this morning, heartbreaking but she and the others will rebuild -- lives can't be replaced -- a body was found in close to one of the clusters of homes that burned -- waiting for the news that it was a homeowner that decided to protect their own property. If you receive an evacuation order for whatever reason -- take heed and live to complain about the displacement. Oops...hoping off the soapbox.
Last night we had breakfast for dinner -- only niece and nephew as guests -- their SDPD parents were off doing evacs -- this is a detective and an investigator -- one of which hasn't been in uniform on the streets for over fifteen years -- this is how stretched our emergency personnel is
Today I get to watch another nephew, my "angel baby" (6'5" 24 year old loves when I call him that in public) graduate from SDSU with three degrees...check out his functional art:
wow - really scary out there, huh. i hope everybody complies with evac orders, although i don't know how i would act under the circumstances! it would be hard to leave my home on a moment's notice
your nephew looks like an 'angel baby'! congrats!! (and that is one funky chair lolz - have you tried it out?)
tonight's dinner will be a crap shoot. hubs snapped a front spring in dayton oh and ran it all the way down to knoxville without realizing it was broken. he must have an army of guardian angels. an. army. of. them.
being a trucker's wife is so romantic, when you're out there at 3 am and he whispers softly in your ear, "baby? would you hold this?" - it's the flashlight...................
i'm glad you like it three of them are brothers james, the hunky front man - swoon - if i was 20 yrs younger, sam & abe. i've got a photo with me & james my favorite song they do is called 'the rain', but the vocals in 'roll on jordan' are fabulous. genetic harmony. plus, they're super sweet guys. if you notice, seth can't play his bass with shoes on lolz
sons of bill - wrote a song called 'santa ana winds' - it's pretty great (and they are pretty nice fellers, too) check 'em
tonight is: skip
last night i made swedish meatballs w/noodles <would have been good with zoodles, tho) and carrots. i accidently got whole wheat pasta instead of regular for the hubs (most nights i just make all gluten-free pasta, but sometimes i gotta spoil him) anyways, back to the wheat: he bitched so hard about the whole wheat! i was like wth! lololz what is this GAME of LOVE that i CANNOT WIN !!!????
still fooling with house painters. this is how it goes: i have a list of painters referred from various sources. i call a painter, and he tells me he is booked through till july. we paint a little more on the house. i call the next one on the list. he tells me an outrageous price and then tells me they can't touch the level of workmanship that my husband has already done (basically, we're going to rob you and do crappy work) i tell them how much money i have to spend. we paint a little more on the house. i go buy a ladder stabilizer and five gallons of paint. i call the next painter on the list. tells me he'll calll me back between 5-6 pm. no call. we paint a little more on the house. the second painter calls me back. they now know how much $$ we have to spend and are determined to separate us from it. they want to come and and do a REALLY crappy job. we paint a little more on the house..................
On top of all this I crushed the kids dreams today. Through a round about discussion I informed him he will never be able to join the military (he's said forever he wanted to be an Air Force Pilot). Now I'm sure he'll change him mind a million times before he's grown but this was bad, sad and right before school. Kid was in tears as was I.
awww this made me tear up. my son has diabetes type 1 - he was diagnosed at age 19, when he was still deciding whether he was wanting to join the military. his sister is in the air force and he thinks it's awesome. when he got his dx, that option came right off the table. he is still a little wistful about it. anyways, he got his dx, and he floundered! he ate what he shouldn't have, his sugar was out of control and we didn't see him from day to day because he was away at school. now that he's been home for a few years, he has taken charge of it. he eats low carb, calculates his food intake, works out and runs everyday. he had to figure out that he was strong enough to own it, do you know what i mean? just like any other kid (and i know, mine is not 7) with a disability, you have to build them up. their (and ours, too) handicap makes them more, not less we have to be sharper and more clever and creative - we have to be more educated than the average eater, therefore more knowledgeable than joe cheeseburger. that makes us (and him) actually, forces us to treat our bodies better, which is so smart
he is awesome! we can do it! different isn't less!
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 move along
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!
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.
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!)
I SHALL HAVE SALAD! AND GRAPES! AND DIFFERENT COLOR GRAPES! AND RAW VEGGIES! THERE'S NO STOPPING ME WHAT I SHALL EAT!!!!!!!!!!!!