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Member Since 21 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 12 2013 11:23 AM

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In Topic: Weight - What Is Normal?

13 May 2011 - 05:52 AM

Well, you are getting older and with age comes weight :(

I lost about 20lbs before my dx (which was somewhat a clue for my doctor) and i've lost another 4 since starting this diet.

I've heard it can go both ways. :(

Whats your secret!!! Are you just gluten-free or other food alergies? How are your joints? It seems like its always something!!!

In Topic: Weight - What Is Normal?

13 May 2011 - 05:41 AM

About 6 months prior to diagnosis I gained 4 - 6 pounds which have never come off, even after taking gluten out of my diet (a year now)

I had been the same weight for 20+ years. I'm petite so 4- 6 pounds is a size change and my belly protrudes and sags so by appearance and feel this is extra weight that I don't need. But maybe the weight gain is another food allergy?

My real question is -- why don't I feel like I'm at a healthy weight? I do not overeat. my normal calorie intake is about 1500 - 1700. Is this too much? Do I need to diet? Or is this a food allergy? How would I know?


Before I was diagnosis I weighed about 127 at 5'6" then I went to 100 and now being gluten-free since Nov. 2010, I'm up to 145! I've been freaking out! It seems to be in my belly area too. I'm confused about the weight gain too. Sorry I don't have an answer for you just wanted you to know that you're not alone! There were times where I thought about adding gluten back into my diet to lose some of the weight. Those thoughts leave as quickly as they come because I don't want to be sick anymore. How about your joints? Mine have been sore, especially in the mornings! What is normal anymore??

Good Luck!

In Topic: Vitamin D Deficiency

24 March 2011 - 09:49 AM

If the 50,000 was little emerald green footballs, they were D2 not particularly good, definetely go for D3
and do some research, a level of 30 is considered insufficient....

The vitamin D that I'm taking are little green footballs! What do you mean they aren't particulary good? Whats the difference between D2 & D3? Thanks! Tammy

In Topic: Vitamin D Deficiency

24 March 2011 - 09:46 AM

Any body else here have low vitamin D? Mine is 11.5. Wondering what everyone is taking?
My pharmacist is sending me 5000 to take daily, instead of the prescription...

Hello, I just found out my vitamin D was <5! My doctor put me on a vitamin D prescription of 50,000 and yes I do mean fifty thousand! I take one pill twice a week. Just started taking it yesterday so I nothing to share at the moment. I wake up with sore hands, knees, back and feet every morning! I'm praying this will help! Tammy

In Topic: Now Here's Some Custome Service! (Pf Changs)

22 March 2011 - 05:28 AM

I've never eaten PF Changs but have read here how it's great for gluten free. When my family wants Chinese we've just been ordering from our regular place and I just eat something else, since our regular place delivers and PF Changs doesn't. But, lately I've been craving fried rice, so we ordered from PF Changs and ds drove over to get it. (we learned they have curbside pickup which makes the no-delivery thing better, lol).

Anyway, I ate it two nights ago, woke up feeling okay, but by mid-morning I had that gluten headache and a few tmi intestinal issues. All I'd had for breakfast was my normal coffee and Udi's toast (from a loaf that I'd already been eating from with no problems.)

I had noticed on the chicken in my fried rice that there was a coating and I wondered if they'd gotten mixed up. So I called and talked to the manager. She went to talk to the chef, and came back with a complete list of every ingredient in the dish. The coating was egg and corn starch. She explained how the gluten-free area of the kitchen is entirely separate, how they use dedicated utensils, cutting boards, woks, etc.

So I said well maybe I got some crumbs from my toaster or something (it's a toaster oven and I never have problems, but you never know...). She said "well, I'm 99.9% sure that your problems weren't from our food. But, would you mind if we sent you a $25.00 gift card? I'd hate for you to come away with a bad memory of your first time eating our food."

Would I mind? :lol: :lol: :lol:

She also suggested a few things to order next time that are highly recommended by other gluten-free customers -- lettuce wraps and mongolian beef, specifically.

Would I mind a gift card? hahahahahaha :D

Thank you for your post! I have not been to PF Changs, but now thats what I'm craving! I'm leaving on vacation and I hope I don't have any problems eating out. It can be a hassel! Enjoy your gift card! Tammy

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