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HeatherRJSoleil

Member Since 21 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 27 2013 06:58 PM
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Club Dinner, Small Buffet - To Go Or Not To Go?

26 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

Hi there,
One of my running clubs is having a Member Appreciation dinner. It's a sit-down affair w/about four buffet items to choose from. The only thing on the list that I can eat is "vegetable crudites." Everything else involves pasta or bread. It costs money to go, and I'm on sort of a tight budget right now, so it seems like a waste to spend the money and not eat, but it would be nice to visit with folks too. But I would feel awkward sitting there with my carrot sticks while everyone else is digging into a full meal.
So I need to decide -- to go or not to go?

Anyone been in a similar situation?

Any feedback would be most helpful.
Thank you!

Is There A Lazy Phase?

21 May 2012 - 10:41 AM

Hi Wise Forum Folks,
I was diagnosed with gluten sensitivity about a week before Thanksgiving. I've been doing really well in following a strict gluten free/dairy free diet and overall have been feeling SO much better! I'm learning how to cook new things and got through a birthday without feeling too deprived, thanks to yummy Mariposa Bakery only a couple miles from my apt. But over the past month or so I've slipped up. Went out to eat on a date and was too embarrassed to quiz the server about my black bean salad. Went into Whole Foods and automatically popped a Belgian chocolate candy sample into my mouth without thinking that it could have something cake-like inside (it did). Bought a carton of soy milk on a trip and didn't read the label, only to discover the hard way that it contained gluten. All of these slip-ups have left me feeling ill, and all could have been avoided if I would have just stopped to think.
Has anyone else had a slip-up phase? I feel like I've been so attentive for so long, and lately I just got lazy. And pay for it each time I screw up.
Just wondering if this is typical and if it is, how have folks gotten themselves back on the bandwagon.
Thanks in advance....

PS, another dumb mistake yesterday. At a family member's house...she was so nice and found a gluten-free baguette, made a salad for us, but added breaded chicken. I ate a bite or two thinking (or not thinking) 'amazing she found gluten free breaded chicken strips,' then realized that no, I probably shouldn't assume such things, and I shouldn't have. She said, 'Oh you can just pick that stuff off, can't you?' I shouldn't have eaten any of the salad, but I felt guilty that she went to so much trouble. Where is my back bone?

Alopecia Areata

23 February 2012 - 05:07 PM

Hi there,
I was diagnosed gluten intolerant in November, just before Thanksgiving (nice timing!). About two months prior, in September, I noticed a couple round spots where my hair fell out. I figured it was brought on by stress, but read recently that there's a connection between gluten sensitivity and alopecia areata. Anyway, it's been six months and the hair hasn't come back. If anything the spots have gotten bigger since going gluten free.

I've been using Nioxin, but just switched to a gluten-free shampoo and conditioner just on the off chance that there's something gluten-derived in Nioxin (I've heard mixed reports). The little bumps that appeared on my bald spots are clearing up, which is something.

Has anyone had this problem, and if so, how long did it take before your hair came back?

This has happened to me once before, in 2007, and it came back within a few months. It's pretty disturbing. I look like a sumo wrestler if I put my hair in a ponytail.

Any help would be most appreciated.


Heather

Alopecia Areata

23 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

Hi there,
I was diagnosed gluten intolerant in November, just before Thanksgiving (nice timing!). About two months prior, in September, I noticed a couple round spots where my hair fell out. I figured it was brought on by stress, but read recently that there's a connection between gluten sensitivity and alopecia areata. Anyway, it's been six months and the hair hasn't come back. If anything the spots have gotten bigger since going gluten free.

I've been using Nioxin, but just switched to a gluten-free shampoo and conditioner just on the off chance that there's something gluten-derived in Nioxin (I've heard mixed reports). The little bumps that appeared on my bald spots are clearing up, which is something.

Has anyone had this problem, and if so, how long did it take before your hair came back?

This has happened to me once before, in 2007, and it came back within a few months. It's pretty disturbing. I look like a sumo wrestler if I put my hair in a ponytail.

Any help would be most appreciated.


Heather