Yeah, there are a lot of foods I miss. I used to start my day with two english muffins. I know I can get gluten-free ones, but I don't want the expense. And I used to love mexican food, but I also have a corn intolerance so I can't eat that anymore. As a matter of fact, there is corn in almost ALL processed foods, so I can't eat any of them. No more grabbing something on the way to work. The INCONVENIENCE is just as bad if not worse than not being able to eat some of the foods I loved.
But I look at eating as a necessary bodily function, like breathing and sleeping. It's something I have to do, I do it, then get on with my day. And the ice cream at the end of the day is my reward. Food, no matter WHAT the food, is not as important to me as LIVING. I concentrate on all of the good things besides food that life has to offer. Music and friends and the beautiful scenery all around me. And to be quite honest, if I could go back to eating the way I used to, I wouldn't. All that artificial crap masquerading as food is not only not good for ANYONE, but I honestly think part of the reason I feel better is not just being gluten-free, but being junk food free.