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Diane-in-FL

Member Since 01 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 13 2012 06:39 PM
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#806552 So Long For Now

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 26 June 2012 - 06:36 AM

I agree with kareng. He sounds like a control freak to me. It's so sad when spouses aren't supportive, but this goes beyond that. :(
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#774805 Ignorant Grocery Cashier

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 20 February 2012 - 02:46 PM

Apparently there are people who have no clue what flour is actually made from. I can understand maybe not knowing what gluten is, but not knowing that regular flour is made from wheat just amazes me. :blink:
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#771316 When Will It Get Better?

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 06 February 2012 - 09:31 AM

I haven't completely cut out gluten free processed foods or dairy and I been doing the gluten free diet and I still feel horrible.
So maybe that's what you need to do to. I have been told my alot of people you can be sensitive to certain foods and that you have to eat alot of fresh foods for a month and then you can start adding in other stuff slowly. For example I have found that corn gives me the same reaction that gluten does. So I try to stay away from high fructose corn syrup or corn syrup. Which that is hard because corn syrup is in alot of things too :(


If going gluten free meant that all we had to do is stop eating the stuff, it would be easy. But it gets complicated when we have to look for all these other foods that can be bad for us too, plus cc. *sigh* It does get better.....hang in there. :)
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#755464 If You Need A Laugh...

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 10 December 2011 - 06:06 AM

That's hysterical. :lol:
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#754679 I Am Starting To Hate Food...

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 07 December 2011 - 04:24 PM

So last week I was told I was gluten intolerant. This didn't really come as a huge surprise I guess. Next month I will be doing the complete elimination diet at which point I will probably find out I am lactose intolerant as well. Hoping the Dr and I are wrong though. But this week I am depressed. I am a mom of 2 kids, one of which has a very active after school life with dance and girl scouts. My youngest is a busy 2 year old. I work full time caring for infants. My husband works 2 jobs and is hardly home, especially for meals, so I feel like a single mom most of the time. Which has meant that our food choices were not the best all the time. Either something quick out of the house or something quick and easy at home. Now my food choices are limited. We had come up with a deal that after Thanksgiving we would avoid fast food. So that has gone ok. But now at home I feel like I cant eat anything. I know I can eat, don't get me wrong. But it isn't the same. So I am mad. Or grieving. Or something in between I guess. I am angry that I cant just eat whatever. I am sad I cant eat what I want. I am frustrated that I don't have great choices in my home. The choices I have seem boring in comparison to my old choices. Even after planning.

Take tonight for instance. My husband is home. He makes amazing liver and onions. Was gonna make dinner for us. But we cant use flour. And so then it wont taste the same. And we cant have the mashed potatoes in our cabinet with it cause they are not gluten free. We can have rice. But no gravy cause that is made with flour. So in the end I feel like I have ruined dinner for him and I am upset about it so I don't even feel like eating. It is horrible. Next week is our company Christmas party. The main dish...Lasagna and garlic bread. My grandmother is super excited telling me today about the dessert she is making for the family dinner Christmas day...totally forgetting that I cant have it. Goes on to tell me she can freeze it for me for another time. Obviously the life time aspect of this whole thing made no sense to her. And my parents talk about going out to eat. They love the Chinese buffet and so do I...but seriously? What exactly will I be eating there? Not much.

Now I know I am one of many having a difficult time with this. It is hard. Going from being able to eat anything to being able to eat some things. I know other people are struggling with it. I just needed to vent. I feel like crying. I feel like screaming. And I know that it will get easier. But it is just so permanent. It is so final. Lol, it is like food has died. And I feel like I would almost rather have nothing at this point. Ok, enough venting lol.



It is hard, but you CAN have foods you like. You can have flour, just not wheat flour.....so you can have your husband's liver and onions. Bob's Red Mill All Purpose gluten-free Flour is a good substitute in dishes like that and in gravies. As for mashed potatoes, the real thing is better anyway. :) but the Idahoan brand is gluten-free if you want to keep the instant on hand. You will be fine....just stay here with us and ask lots of questions. Welcome and good luck.
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#748438 New To Gluten Free. Advice And Serviving Thanksgiving

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 17 November 2011 - 12:40 PM

This is my first gluten free Thanksgiving and I have only been gluten free for a couple months. I offered to make the turkey, I ordered an Amish Turkey and it will ensure that no one stuffs the turkey as other family memebers will be making the dressing. I cooked gluten free cornbread and froze that for cornbread dressing that I will also make and take. Gravy is the hard one for me I LOVE GRAVY, so I have asked that we have baked potatoes and baked sweet potatoes instead of mashed, if they choose to make mashed, then I will bake one of each for myself.


You can still have gravy.....just thicken it with corn starch, potato starch or an alternative non-gluten flour.
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#736936 Struggling To Cope With Boyfriend's Mother

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 07 October 2011 - 12:11 PM

This woman obviously hates you if she wants to deliberately make you sick and tells her friend "I know and I don't care." She is dangerous. You and your boyfriend need to get your own place and never ever go back to her house. Would she feed sugar to someone with diabetes? Or peanuts to someone with a peanut allergy? She is mentally ill or something. What is wrong with people like that? It's really quite horrifying. :(
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#724660 Celiac Cost Me Everything

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 22 August 2011 - 06:45 AM

I feel so bad for you....losing a pet is SO hard. And having family and friends who are not supportive must be awful. They "forgive" you for being sick??? That is beyond unfair.

((((HUGS!))))

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#723751 Help Me Like Lara Bars!

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 18 August 2011 - 11:28 AM

I don't like Lara Bars either. Thought I was the only one!
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#720797 You Know You're Gluten Free If......

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 04 August 2011 - 12:54 PM

You burn your toast and eat it anyway because those two tiny pieces of bread cost $1.50


I did that same thing with my new toaster......I thought setting #3 would to be fine. Way to dark, but I ate it....it was Udi's and I wasn't about to throw it away! :P
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#717710 Glutino Lemon Wafer Cookies

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 20 July 2011 - 06:10 PM

I can not have these! They are too dangerous! I can not stop eating them!

Seriously, if I had found these before going gluten-free, I would have eaten them.


My husband said he liked them better than the "regular" ones. I agree.
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#717698 Glutino Lemon Wafer Cookies

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 20 July 2011 - 04:58 PM

Get some! :) Seriously.....they are really good. Very lemony.
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#715565 What Would You Do With Jam?

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 10 July 2011 - 06:19 PM

The Glutino brand of English Muffins are really good.....I don't remember the price, but there are 6 in the package. We make jam too. :)
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#714861 Lack Of B12 Responsible For Low Energy?

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 07 July 2011 - 07:36 AM

Well, as I've always said in my posts, my blood test came back negative so I diagnosed myself as gluten or wheat intolerant.

Anyway, I've noticed that every time I drank a glass of milk in the past few days my energy levels had risen soon after. I studied on Google about the importance of B12 and how it can give people energy. In fact, B12 is given to the elderly to give their energy levels a boost! I learnt that food such as steaks contain lots of B12. I had some steak and milk, and today I had the energy to clean my whole house as well as do many other things. Is it a coincidence?

One symptom of low B12 is being manic. There were times when I displayed manic behaviour and I was talking fast to people, and I was writing articles (I'm an editor for some news websites) at ungodly hours of the morning. In a way I wish that kind of feeling would come back as it gave me great motivation, and it inspired me to write fresh material. People looked at me like I was crazy during those periods, but they were fun!

Anyway, after the manic periods would pass I began to think I was, perhaps, bipolar, but with the pieces of the puzzle I have been putting together in the past few days, it's making sense.

I know that "Celiacs" have been known to have low B vitamin levels, but I also read that even if you were just wheat intolerant that B12 deficiency does frequently occur.

Looking back, I didn't include a lot of B12 foods in my diet at all. I ate eggs, but they do not contain enough B12 to treat deficiencies. I ate some small tins of fish, and that is about it.

Anyway, if you are feeling low or you do not have much motivation to do much in your life then try eating B12 foods. You may just be surprised!



Have you actually had your B12 levels checked? You may need supplements. Most of us do. The sublingual kind seem to work best. A deficiency in B12 can definitely cause low energy and if you still have intestinal damage and aren't absorbing vitamins from food well enough, you may need to add supplements. Good luck!
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#713390 Sooo, A Month On Gluten And This Is What The Specialist Said

Posted by Diane-in-FL on 01 July 2011 - 04:34 AM

He is a rare one, it seems. Let's clone him! :)
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