This is what happens when I assumed something is gluten-free! Sweet potatoes with brown sugar and nuts on top. Why do you need to put flour in the topping? Of course its a potluck so everyone can bring what they want. But usually this type of topping doesnt have flour. i asked about it after the fact. I am working 12 hours. Luckily I brought Immodium. Hope it isnt too bad.
Tonight Theresa Capudo (Long Island Medium) was taking her daughter to the pediatrician because, in her words, "She has this crazy idea that she's allergic to gluten!" The Dr asked her daughter about her poop, and she said she only went once a day and it was normal. So, from her description of her poop and her other issues, it didn't sound like she had a gluten problem. BUT THEN after telling her she probably doesn't have gluten issues or Celiac disease, he tells her "Celiac disease is a fad these days...and everyone is going gluten free even if they don't have to." I am fuming now. His words kind of ran together quickly, but I know he said Celiac disease AND being gluten free is a fad these days.
I want to write to that woman and tell her she has a rude and ignorant doctor. But what good will it do?? WHY do people not think a disease related to food is REAL?? WHY??
Also, there's a teacher at my daughter's school who has Celiac. We've talked about it. I watched her eat pieces of a muffin yesterday and asked her about it. She told me she doesn't have it severely...ie: doesn't get a severe reaction to it, so she eats it in moderation. She has a sister who gets violently ill from gluten and she also has Celiac...so I guess she thinks since she doesn't react right away, it's ok to eat it! I do not understand people. I guess she doesn't care that gluten will ruin her body even if she doesn't "feel" anything. We were at an amusement park when she said this, and I was so happy to find gluten free ice cream cones at an ice cream place. And, I will add that the teacher did have gluten-free bars in her purse, but she said since we were at this park, she was going to eat whatever she wanted. Ugh. I managed to find chicken tacos, popcorn and ice cream...all gluten free. Just had to vent. I want to scream to the world: "Celiac is REAL and I am feeling so much better NOT EATING GLUTEN!!"
So, I thought I struck GOLD! I've been looking for a protein drink of some kind to substitute for a meal and to drink after exercise...and hopefully lose some weight...and today I found "Svelte". It tastes great...not gritty at all like other protein drinks, it's gluten free and the ingredients are pretty healthy. But one word I didn't recognize in the ingredients was "inulin". Now I know why I probably had diarrhea after having 2 of these drinks today! I am SO MAD!! I thought I had found the PERFECT protein drink. Has anyone tried them? If you had diarrhea did it eventually go away?? I think inulin must be like the sugar alcohols that give me diarrhea. Luckily the drinks were 50% off, so pretty cheap.
Any ideas? Gee, maybe I will lose weight from the side effects of inulin.
I am really trying not to be upset about work potlucks but it's so hard. I am tired of people asking me what I can or cannot eat. One person told me they made a lasagna, but I can't eat it. Thanks, but I knew that already! Potluck is tomorrow. Yes everyone, I know I probably won't be able to eat the majority of what you bring so I will bring something I can eat! Tired of weekends with bagels and donuts too!
I feel I can't even eat in peace because people are always asking me what I'm eating. The subject of conversation a lways ends up being about me and my food.
I wish I could just stop eating all together. I can't lose weight. My stomach is sensitive and I'm tired of it.
Thanks for listening to me whine. Some days are worse than others!
Lately, almost every day I work, someone is bringing in CRAP to eat. I am purposely calling it that because I am so upset. Today there are jelly donuts calling my name. Over the weekend there were all kinds of pastries screaming at my sweet tooth. I even told someone I was glad I couldn't eat that SHIT...right in front of my manager. So, first I get mad, then I get anxious. Then I start to feel better emotionally within 2-3 hours. I wish I didn't feel this way. But, I get so tired of hearing people talk about donuts, then it turns into talking about deep fried Twinkies at the fair. I have never had a deep fried Twinkie, but I want one when people talk about it.
One day someone put some peanut butter cookies (my former favorite) in our lounge. She asked if a certain person was working who is deathly allergic to peanuts. I told her no and she said "oh good...so now we know nobody is here who has food allergies". I wanted to SCREAM at her "How do you know that for sure? Some of us have a frickin' DISEASE when it comes to this kind of CRAPPY food.!!"
I don't like feeling this way. I am overweight, so I don't need to eat this "crap" anyway..
One person even said "I wish I had a reaction to donuts so I wouldn't want to eat them." Excuse me...CELIAC DISEASE is NOT A REACTION!" Well, it is to some degree...but you know what I mean...I want to scream at people "YOU are lucky you don't have an autoimmune disorder when it comes to food! Lucky you!!" So, go ahead and eat your donuts and get fatter...that's ok!!
Ok, sorry for this long rant. I am having a hard time...can you tell? And I hope I don't get kicked off this forum for using bad language!! lol
Thanks for listening and letting my cry on your virtual shoulder...I know many of you understand.
P.S. i just noticed it's been almost 2 years since I was diagnosed. No wonder I feel like this, and it's right before Christmas! Time to get a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup to calm me down.