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Well.. I have been quiet for a bit on the forum as of late because I came down with that nasty flu that seems to be getting people all over the country. I was down for nearly 2 weeks! Then we found out my boyfriend's grandma passed away after a heart attack on 1-4-14. Drove 7 hours (with frequent bathroom stops for me-- sheesh!) to go to her funeral. 

 

Went to work and foolishly ate 2 chocolate covered almonds from Trader Joe's that said gluten free on the packaging. Well of course after I started to have my typical symptoms of a glutening which is itchy scalp, the dreaded D, insomnia, headaches I went back in to work and reread the label. It says that lovely "processed in a facility with wheat" disclaimer. So I was an idiot. I need to practice the mantra  "Every label, the whole label, every time." So I dealt with that. Still resolving but much improved... scalp is taking a bit to heal up.

 

I'm working out at home with a squat rack and doing a 5x5 strength program. I'm still not doing cardio workouts. I am focusing on strength and attempting to build muscle.

 

I bought a new set of Circulon Symmetry pots n pans today. I had a nonstick set from my pre-Celiac life and I know they could be hiding gluten in the scratches. It was a cost issue but not I have  a new set so any cross contamination issues are gone. My house I think, is gluten free. At least my shower and kitchen are. 

 

Well.. that is it for now. Miss all you folks. Feel free to comment with any personal updates so I can see how you are all doing too.

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Hi Jamie!

 

Sorry you had a tough month...don't be too hard on yourself for the old processed in a facility with wheat statement.....I (I mean Santa) accidentally put a humongous milk choc bar in my 20 year old celiac's Christmas stocking with the lovely shared facility statement  :blink: .... I think he kinda enjoyed catching me in a label reading mishap....what can I say ... it happens to all of us.

 

Happy New Year and enjoy your new cookware :)

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Hi Jamie!

 

Sorry you had a tough month...don't be too hard on yourself for the old processed in a facility with wheat statement.....I (I mean Santa) accidentally put a humongous milk choc bar in my 20 year old celiac's Christmas stocking with the lovely shared facility statement  :blink: .... I think he kinda enjoyed catching me in a label reading mishap....what can I say ... it happens to all of us.

 

Happy New Year and enjoy your new cookware :)

 

Happy New Year Lisa!  :)

 

Oh man!! I know if I opened my stocking I would have gone from elation :D  to disappointment :o when I read that disclaimer! :P  I love chocolate so much. :wub: But I would have gotten over it, of course..and then bought a new one! Thanks for making me feel better... that is what I like about this board. We are so hard on ourselves and then we come here and people tell us to relax and move on. I appreciate that more than you know.

 

I am so excited for my new cookware!! :) I tested the nonstick claim by frying an egg with NOTHING in the pan - totally worked! Then I made a yellow curry chicken stir fry. YUM!

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Happy New Year Lisa!  :)

 

Oh man!! I know if I opened my stocking I would have gone from elation :D  to disappointment :o when I read that disclaimer! :P  I love chocolate so much. :wub: But I would have gotten over it, of course..and then bought a new one!

 

It all worked out as hubs ended up with the huge bar which made him happy and son ended up with a safe bar on the 26th and another the following week because Santa still felt bad ;)

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New pans! It's so sad how much I like good cookware... Hopefully they will help with the CC. How's the muscle coming along? 

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Welcome back!  Sorry to hear about the rough month... several people in my office have come down with either a really nasty cold, or flu-like symptoms.  One of my employees just found out he has pneumonia.  I would have thought that it got cold enough this year to kill off most of the microscopic critters... (it was 9 degrees F when I left the house this morning).

I've been gluten-free for almost 4 months now and have really stepped up my workouts over the last 2 - 3 weeks - it really feels good.  I felt fine before, but now I notice a difference in my overall strength and endurance.  It's amazing how much getting gluten cooties out of your body really does for you... and I was asymptomatic prior to diagnosis so I wasn't really expecting much.

 

Give yourself a little more time to heal... you'll be back to doing cardio in no time!  :)

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Ugh, I had the flu (fever for five days) at the beginning of the month. Lots of fatigue too for two weeks afterwards. Than hubby shared an intestinal virus (was not food poisoning) and I was out for another five days. My daughter had the flu too. She was at the docs for a well check and saw a notice about the flu and how it can affect you cognitively for weeks afterwards. She got a C on a math test taken within a week of the flu (normal grade a+) and she told me that she was relieved to know that the flu probably impacted her. She is a perfectionist. I do not know where she gets that trait!

Glad that you are recovering!

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Flue, gluten, not the best combination - poor thing! Hope you get better soon!

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New pans! It's so sad how much I like good cookware... Hopefully they will help with the CC. How's the muscle coming along? 

 

I do not think it is sad!! It is exciting!! People that love to cook understand completely. I really have high hopes for eliminating the CC issue. I have not resolved my D yet and I think that may be why...

 

I am gaining, slowly but surely. It is really hard to bulk, being a girl and all. Figure conscious and all that. It is nearly impossible to gain just lean body mass without fat. So I know I'm gaining some fat with the muscle but I can hopefully shred it during my cut.

 

Welcome back!  Sorry to hear about the rough month... several people in my office have come down with either a really nasty cold, or flu-like symptoms.  One of my employees just found out he has pneumonia.  I would have thought that it got cold enough this year to kill off most of the microscopic critters... (it was 9 degrees F when I left the house this morning).

I've been gluten-free for almost 4 months now and have really stepped up my workouts over the last 2 - 3 weeks - it really feels good.  I felt fine before, but now I notice a difference in my overall strength and endurance.  It's amazing how much getting gluten cooties out of your body really does for you... and I was asymptomatic prior to diagnosis so I wasn't really expecting much.

 

Give yourself a little more time to heal... you'll be back to doing cardio in no time!  :)

 I am telling you this flu thing is all over! It is nasty nasty! I guess the bacteria are driven from the cold to hide in the warm bodies and incubate there. So unfair!!

I'm glad you have been able to work out more! I am looking forward to how far I can push my body once I am feeling better.

 

Ugh, I had the flu (fever for five days) at the beginning of the month. Lots of fatigue too for two weeks afterwards. Than hubby shared an intestinal virus (was not food poisoning) and I was out for another five days. My daughter had the flu too. She was at the docs for a well check and saw a notice about the flu and how it can affect you cognitively for weeks afterwards. She got a C on a math test taken within a week of the flu (normal grade a+) and she told me that she was relieved to know that the flu probably impacted her. She is a perfectionist. I do not know where she gets that trait!

Glad that you are recovering!

 

Flu and GI issues = horrific time. I'm so sorry! And I can relate to you and your daughter... I am a little OCD myself. ;)

Flue, gluten, not the best combination - poor thing! Hope you get better soon!

Thank you!! On the up and up now. A big lesson learned. Everything happens for a reason, right?

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It all worked out as hubs ended up with the huge bar which made him happy and son ended up with a safe bar on the 26th and another the following week because Santa still felt bad ;)

 

haha he got double the chocolate! Win-win. ;)

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