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Day One!

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hey everyone

happy new years!

i was diagnosed a few days befor christmas. being asymptomatic, i decided to wait until after the holidays to go gluten free

i took the time in between to have my last _____ (fill in the blank with a number of things)

i also took the time to plan and research and shop so that i'd be prepared.

the only thing i wasn't prepared for was this:

i'm used to walking through the kitchen and grabbing a handful of this, or one of that or whatever's on the counter. and now, i keep havign to stop myself.

Of course there's plenty of stuff around that i CAN eat, and I'm not hungry. It's just this HABIT of eating what's there.

old habits die hard. i just need to be conscious.

i love a challenge. the gluten free stuff should be a good one. one that i can acheive, no doubt, but challenging.

wish me luck

and Happy New Year!

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Hi there,

Happy New Year to you and good luck on the diet. You will see, it gets easier with practice (like everything :P )

Hugs, Stef

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yep, it can be a tough challenge, but it sounds like you're handling it quite well so far. good for you! :-)

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Hi Random Guy--Good luck--you sound like you have a great attitude about all this and I know you'll do fine! We're always here to help :)

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Good luck, sounds like you've got a great start. I know what you mean about habit...nearly did the same thing at work the other day. I'm used to walking by everyone's desk and taking a piece of this or that...nearly absentmindedly did that the other day with a pea sized piece of krispy creme donut. :blink:

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Hey Random Guy!

With your attitude, you won't have any problem getting used to the gluten-free diet. Honest, it really does get easier with time and eventually, it will be so second nature to you that you won't even think about those foods. (although, the VERY ODD time, you get slapped in the face with a craving, an example of this was last night when hubby ordered chinese food to celebrate New Years as we had company over. He went all out, including ordering my favourite, Schezuan. <_< Couldn't complain though, since it is also his favourite and I can't deny him that treat every once in awhile......... :rolleyes: )

Good luck!

Karen

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