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egallag

Member Since 05 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 02 2012 09:19 AM
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Topics I've Started

Cookbook

15 January 2012 - 10:16 AM

Bought "Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Reduced Calorie Cookbook" by Connie Sarros. So far have made 3 recipes and they were all great! Lot's of good every day recipes even ideas for buffets (aka parties at work), Ethnic dinners and some great desserts.
Like the hints and tips section also.

Bj's Brewhouse Louisville Ky

14 January 2012 - 08:40 PM

Diagnosed a couple of weeks ago. I have been doing really well and no real cravings or remorse. TODAY I was really craving pizza and checked for some local restaurants where I might be able to get some.

Found BJ's Brewhouse! It was good and best of all since it was all mine (no other Gluten free eaters at the table) I put whatever toppings on it that I wanted :), all toppings gluten-free except the meatballs.

And another surprise they have a gluten free dessert - Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip PizookieŽ hot and fresh out of the oven served deep dish Pizza style. My table mates did share that with me.

They have other tasty looking gluten-free items, I definitely will go back.

A Milestone

13 January 2012 - 11:11 AM

Hi,

I was diagnosed less than 2 weeks ago, 1/3/12 to be exact. Immediately Gluten free, no slip ups yet. Gonna get a little personal here, hope you do not mind, but this has been sticking in my head for 2 days now and I have to talk about it somewhere that people will not look at me like I am crazy.

After a meal, usually dinner, if my husband had to use the bathroom he would say to me "I have to use the bathroom do you need to go in first?" (him knowing that I ALWAYS had to go after a meal and him being a man meaning he could spend an hour in there :)). I was standing in the hallway talking to my daughter. My husband walked by and asked the question I have heard dozens of times over the past several years. I paused, looked at him and said "No." After another few seconds I looked at my daughter, smiled and said "Wow! It felt great to say that and really mean it!" I almost cried.

Thanks for listening I have been thinking about this moment and a few others like it for the past couple of days. Makes all of the label reading and day dreams of foods that are now off limits really, really worth it!

Is It Real?

06 January 2012 - 08:53 AM

I was diagnosed about a week ago and have been gluten free since. Is it odd that I was happy to get the diagnosis? I mean it has been years of suffering, to finally have an answer and an answer that is something I can control, was such a relief I did not even think about what it would take to change my life (well not right away anyway).

So I am working on changing my life, went out immediately after my appointment and bought some Gluten free to get started. I started researching before getting my results, just in case. I ordered a couple of Gluten free cookbooks and a shopping guide (I should get them today!).

Here is the "Is it real?" part. I feel like a new person already, it is amazing! I addition to Gluten free, I have started taking Lactaid for my Lactose intolerance (I could not bear not having gluten or dairy, so I figure stop one and put up a defense for the other for now). I have also added a daily dose of DanActive.

I have not had an "episode" in 3 days. It is such an odd sensation to not feel dread when I eat that I keep waiting to feel awful and when I don't I am inclined to want to dance :). And since I am not totally exhausted all of the time, I just might dance.

Don't get me wrong, I am completely freaked out by the whole thing and found myself day dreaming about Perogies and Pizza. But when I eat something and that inevitable pain and discomfort does not follow, it is great.

That's all for now, I just had to get that out there. Thanks for listening, I am happy to have a place to come to talk about things and ask the questions that I am sure will come.

Beth