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Member Since 05 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 02 2012 09:19 AM

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In Topic: Weight Issues

16 February 2012 - 08:10 PM


I was diagnosed in early January. Fit and fine :) before getting sick, by the time I was diagnosed I topped out at 212 lbs.
It has been about 6 weeks since being diagnosed and I weighed in today at 195! My energy level, aches, pains etc have improved so much i feel like a new person. Two things I did that I think have helped me -

1. Joined wight watchers, really the only plan you can do with Celiac. It helps me keep track of what I eat and has helped me rely more on fruits, veges, protein and dairy (have to take Lactaid if I consume dairy). Because the gluten-free substitute foods seem to be such a high point value (WW tracks in points) I eat them in moderation.

2. I have been going to the local YMCA. I committed to a couple of days a week at first and then stepped it up from there, when I can't go to the Y I break out the Wii Fit :). It feels good to be moving again.

A little about me, I am 5'4" and 48 years old.

In Topic: What Do You Miss?

28 January 2012 - 08:09 AM

Grilled cheese. Okay, so sure I can get a knife, fight with a frozen loaf of Udi's for 5 minutes trying to pry 2 slices off, then defrost it, then slap together a sandwich. But frankly, it just isn't the same.

I totally get the Pop Tarts thing. My husband walked in with a box of some new tropical flavored ones about a week ago. "Oh, you wouldn't have liked them anyway." Really? Hi, have we met? Tropical fruit? omg yes please! I was tempted to beat him senseless with the box.

Had to really laugh out loud at the Udi's comment. Did this just the other day, I thought, let me grab a piece of toast on my way out, opened the bag could not get a single slice, put it back in the freezer and grabbed a rice cake.
And I applaud your restraint with not beating your husband senseless :)

In Topic: What Do You Miss?

26 January 2012 - 03:22 PM

Pop Tarts. I know that seems silly, but I really miss Pop Tarts.:(

And Bread...good bread. I have not found a GOOD gluten-free bread.

In Topic: Cookbook

16 January 2012 - 02:15 PM

How wonderful of you to post this! It's like you are a mind reader. I was going to post to see if anyone had any suggestions for gluten-free and low calorie books. Just one questions...does it have a lot of fish recipes in it? I detest the taste of sea food and I find a lot of gluten-free cookbooks have a lot of seafood recipes in them.


There are some fish recipes, but also lots of others. I was actually quite impressed with the large selection, including some nice desserts. First recipe I tried was chicken and then a pork recipe, so definitely not just fish :). I purchased it on Amazon.

In Topic: A Milestone

14 January 2012 - 10:55 AM

I had that moment one Sunday in December when I realized that I had spent the whole afternoon Christmas shopping and never once thought about where the washrooms were located in the stores. Normal life is Awesome.

Normal life is awesome :)

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