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Hi Donna--Love your picture, but *ouch!* about your ankle! :o Hope it heals quickly. Interesting how everyone (except me) had heard about problems with dried fruit....

Hi everyone--I think I was glutened yesterday by Assencia Pure Maple Syrup--Acme's own brand. I had been using it frequently over my fruit in tne morning. I was having symptoms in the afternoons, but never figured it could be the syrup because it only has one ingredient. I had not had it in a while, so I used some yesterday. Sure enough, I had D (had to run to bathroon) in the afternoon. Nothing else different at all. It is probably bottled in the same place as gluten--who knows where some of these store brands are processed...I have had similar problems with Whole Foods 365 Brand. I'm steering clear of those from now on. <_<

Hi Armetta--Sorry you are not doing well :( I hope some of the new recipes will work out for you! I love chick peas, I wish they liked me :D

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Floridian,

I have a lot of vegan cookbooks and am glad if I can help anyone out.

Donna,

I also like your avatar. I like pictures of people themselves, there children/babies and the animals. I'll change mine to one that was taken about 3 months ago so you all can see what I look like.

Rachel,

Hope you survived last night. Can you send some sunshine our way? Haven't checked the forecast but it's been really rainy lately.

Julie and Armetta,

Hope you are feeling better today.

Miamia,

Any picture coming up soon? Hope your day goes well.

Hope I didn't forget anyone. :P

Fiddle-Faddle,

If you are on here today how bout an avatar from you?

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awww you poor little thing... go to your control panel, click change atavar, click browse, find a pic of your self on your computer, highlight it then click open, your file should show in the empty box next to the browse button, then click update.... let me know if your having trouble, I will help. :)

Actually it's My Controls on the top of the page next to View New Posts.

On the left side column, read down until you find edit avatar settings and click that.

Then follow Floridian. :P

Patti,

I left you out of my earlier "hi". Sorry, didn't mean to. Give that ankle some rest and hope it feels better soon. :unsure:

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Hi everyone!

Lots of new posts this morning.

Donna, you look great. I think you posted earlier that people think you're in your 30's...well I would guess the same. :)

Andrea, I wish I could send you some sun. It was really hot here yesterday and a beautiful night. The weather has been perfect but after I washed my car last Sunday it got cold for a couple days and even rained a little. It never fails. <_<

I had a great time last night and I didnt take a single sip of alcohol. :D

It was my first time going to a bar and not drinking...every time the guys ordered a drink they ordered me a water...so I had lots of water and many visits to the restroom. Not much different than if I'd been drinking all night. :lol:

The strip bar wasnt that bad...the guys I was with were great and did everything to make it a fun night and make sure I was comfortable too. I was tempted a couple times to have a drink but the fear is way stronger than the desire for a drink so I didnt cave. I'm glad I went. :)

Armetta and Jersey,

I'm sorry you guys are'nt feeling well. :(

Its really frusterating and I feel your pain. I wish I could take it away for all of us. Like my Mom said last night....everytime she gets to make a wish she doesnt wish for a million dollars or anything frivilous...she always wishes I could be healthy again. Thats what I wish for too...for all of us.

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Thank you everyone for the Get Well wishes. I am doing better today, so the anitbiotics must have kicked in. The big rock on my chest has become a little rock. Hope I can get to the store tomorrow and see what I can find to make the hummus recipes that AndreaB so nicely posted. Andrea, THANK YOU for those recipes. Andrea, I am also going to go to the dairy substitude topic and see about the margarine.

Donna, I love your Avitar. You are a very pretty young women. some day I will have a picture up here of me. I printed out how to do your Avitar for future use.

Rachel, I am so glad that you had a good time last night. You don't have to drink to have fun as you know. It is the company that makes it fun.

I would also like to thank those that have emailed me prayers. They are always welcome and they must be working. I even stopped wheezing last night so I was able to get 7 hours of sleep.

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Hey, Floridian--I just heard that potatoes are top of the list in produce that absorbs large amounts of pesticides. I think Consumer Reports came out with some kind of list. Apparently, I 'm poisoning my children by giving them non-organic strawberries every day. Could that be contributing to your spud troubles? Would organic potatoes solve the problem? (Just what you need--another MORE expensive product to look for!)

I swear, we just can't win! :ph34r:

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Yup, I'm having trouble! The picture I've got isn't on a jpeg file, it's just in a WORD file. How do I transfer it to an uploadable file? :blink:

Thanks... :unsure:

I'm not sure if this will be listed as an option but when you are in you word document. Hilite the picture and right click to see what options it gives you. You want to try to save the file as something else. I don't have word or I would play with it and see if it works. I have works. I'll see if I can figure out something from the documents I have that have pictures in them.

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Yup, I'm having trouble! The picture I've got isn't on a jpeg file, it's just in a WORD file. How do I transfer it to an uploadable file? :blink:

Thanks... :unsure:

I'm curious about this too. All of my photos are scanned and in my adobe photoshop. I cant upload them because they arent the right file type. I've had to rescan the photo and using a different software I was able to make it a jpeg file but is there an easier way w/out having to rescan the photos? I'm lazy.

Andrea...what a cutie your baby is!! :)

I love it that everyone is putting their photos up. :)

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I'm curious about this too. All of my photos are scanned and in my adobe photoshop. I cant upload them because they arent the right file type. I've had to rescan the photo and using a different software I was able to make it a jpeg file but is there an easier way w/out having to rescan the photos? I'm lazy.

Andrea...what a cutie your baby is!! :)

I love it that everyone is putting their photos up. :)

I don't think there is an easier way. I just tried playing with works and saving a document with just one picture on it and I couldn't load it to my photo program or paint because it wasn't the right format.

Scanning is the best way. If you guys don't have digital cameras you can get your photos on celiac disease to upload to the computer. Those are usually to big so you'd have to edit them down. I'm probably one of the few that doesn't have a digital camera.

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I don't think there is an easier way. I just tried playing with works and saving a document with just one picture on it and I couldn't load it to my photo program or paint because it wasn't the right format.

Scanning is the best way. If you guys don't have digital cameras you can get your photos on celiac disease to upload to the computer. Those are usually to big so you'd have to edit them down. I'm probably one of the few that doesn't have a digital camera.

Thanks Andrea,

I do have a digital camera and those pictures are actually already in the right format so I just use those pics but 99% of my pics need to be scanned since I almost always use my regular camera instead of my digital one. I just like getting them developed and then picking them up all shiny and glossy. I'm a scrapbooker so I take tons of pictures. Of course it would save me plenty of money to not buy the film and not have to pay for developing but whatever...maybe someday I'll learn. I still write checks for everything and dont have an ATM card. I'm like the only person who doesnt have one. My bank never gave me one and I just didnt bother to ask. I figured I've survived this long w/out one....why do I need it?

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I don't have a digital camera, either, so I guess I'm stuck....

When you get your film developed have them put the prints on celiac disease also. Then you can load them to your computer, edit them and upload them.

You know I put celiac disease in and it changed it to Celiac Disease. At least I think I did. :blink:

It did it again. :lol::ph34r:

How about C.D.? Will that stay as it's typed. :o

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Oh Rachel--an ATM card is the way to go! I use mine for absolutely everything. The only time I write a check is when I'm paying bills. I literally never have cash or a checkbook in my purse :o

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Thanks Andrea,

I do have a digital camera and those pictures are actually already in the right format so I just use those pics but 99% of my pics need to be scanned since I almost always use my regular camera instead of my digital one. I just like getting them developed and then picking them up all shiny and glossy. I'm a scrapbooker so I take tons of pictures. Of course it would save me plenty of money to not buy the film and not have to pay for developing but whatever...maybe someday I'll learn. I still write checks for everything and dont have an ATM card. I'm like the only person who doesnt have one. My bank never gave me one and I just didnt bother to ask. I figured I've survived this long w/out one....why do I need it?

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

If your a scrapbooker prints are definately needed. We have a regular camera. Need to take more of the baby. Poor thing, we took tons of Talitha, less for Micah and barely any for Seth. So it goes with adding children. :P

I agree with Patti, cards are much easier though. Your bank would be glad to get one ordered for you. It's a personal choice though. The thing with cards is not to forget to add it to your register.

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I was thinking about something today. I've been gluten-free for a year now (since 6/2/05). I'm pretty good at not getting gluten as I don't eat out (twice in the year) and do all the cooking/cleaning up in my kitchen. Since I figured out my intolerances, I've been feeling good. As I wrote earlier, I think I got glutened yesterday--I had the GI stuff--D and some mild cramping last night. This morning, I had a touch of that, but ate a banana, a few almonds and went to the grocery store. I was ready to have to rush to the restroom, but I felt fine--and I found myself SINGING in the car while driving home! Do you ladies think that maybe I've healed some to the point where the gluten incidents won't be as bad or long? I know from reading here that it can take up to 2 years for someone my age (and sick for a long time) to heal. I was thinking maybe I'm halfway there?

Andrea--You brought up the most important thing--as soon as I come home, I put the receipts into the checkbook so I don't forget to subtract them!

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Thanks Celia, I wanted to see if what I thought made sense to anyone else other than me! :D It's just strange to see things finally going in a positive direction for a change--I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop :ph34r:

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That's great Patti! Sounds like you have healed quite a bit.

Did you say it was syrup that got you down. Have you tried SpringTree Certified Organic? We don't have obvious gluten symptoms. Of course now that we've gone off it we may start to. :blink:

Everyone eat something for my hubby for Fathers Day. He goes on his liquid diet tomorrow in prep for his colonoscopy Monday. What a Fathers Day. :blink::ph34r:

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Oh Rachel--an ATM card is the way to go! I use mine for absolutely everything. The only time I write a check is when I'm paying bills. I literally never have cash or a checkbook in my purse :o

Dont you have to pay bank charges everytime you use the card? If I write a check for cash at my work....I get the cash and no extra charges. I have free checking. I dont ever have cash cuz I either write a check for stuff or use a credit card. If I'm going out where I need cash I get it from my work (or another grocery store) by writing a check. It just seems easier to me.

I do think you've allowed yourself to heal and I think its awesome that you're headed in the right direction and singing in the car! :D

I think when you heal enough reaction times are greatly reduced and not as traumatic. I think not getting glutened is the most important thing but also eliminating the added intolerances is crucial for reducing inflammation and allowing the gut to heal. Sounds like your doing a good job with all that. :)

About the check/atm thing. Everyone I've ever been with got irritated with the fact that I have to go to the grocery store to get some cash but they always have to find an ATM...so whats the difference. :unsure:

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The way my card works is that I can get cash (no add'l charges) either while making a purchase anywhere, at the ATM machine at the bank (my bank has a ton of locations--it's everywhere) or at Wawa (a convenience store that is also on almost every corner here in NJ). Getting cash is really not a problem--if I know I'll need some, I'll usually just get it while paying for groceries (use the card for $20 more than the grocery bill, for example). There are no additional charges associated with my card at all--I just have to keep $100 in my checking account at all times--that's it. Since you are at your store anyway, your way is probably just as easy for you as far as getting cash is concerned. I guess I've just gotten used to this, and find it simpler--it's not necessarily better :)

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Dont you have to pay bank charges everytime you use the card? If I write a check for cash at my work....I get the cash and no extra charges. I have free checking. I dont ever have cash cuz I either write a check for stuff or use a credit card. If I'm going out where I need cash I get it from my work (or another grocery store) by writing a check. It just seems easier to me.

About the check/atm thing. Everyone I've ever been with got irritated with the fact that I have to go to the grocery store to get some cash but they always have to find an ATM...so whats the difference. :unsure:

Rachel,

The cards today are multi faceted. They are debit/credit cards that connect directly to your checking account. You can do withdrawals at the ATM for cash if you'd like but they are mostly used for POS (Point of Sale). Most stores accept debit cards and there is no charge to us the card, except for fast food joints. If I need some cash I'll just get cash back when I check out. These cards can also be used as credit cards online instead of having to use a real credit card. They are very handy. I used to work in a bank and when I quit they were just coming out with these (almost 7 years ago).

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Hey, Floridian--I just heard that potatoes are top of the list in produce that absorbs large amounts of pesticides. I think Consumer Reports came out with some kind of list. Apparently, I 'm poisoning my children by giving them non-organic strawberries every day. Could that be contributing to your spud troubles? Would organic potatoes solve the problem? (Just what you need--another MORE expensive product to look for!)

I swear, we just can't win! :ph34r:

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Floridian,

I have a lot of vegan cookbooks and am glad if I can help anyone out.

Donna,

I also like your avatar. I like pictures of people themselves, there children/babies and the animals. I'll change mine to one that was taken about 3 months ago so you all can see what I look like.

Rachel,

Hope you survived last night. Can you send some sunshine our way? Haven't checked the forecast but it's been really rainy lately.

Julie and Armetta,

Hope you are feeling better today.

Miamia,

Any picture coming up soon? Hope your day goes well.

Hope I didn't forget anyone. :P

Fiddle-Faddle,

If you are on here today how bout an avatar from you?

Andrea -

I was just thinking I really need to put a picture up. I have to see if I even have a recent one I have been avoiding the camera becasue I am so thin and for some reason if its not captured on film I still see myself the way I used to look- I know this is ridiculous.

I eat meat and fish but I find dealing with vegan recipes is the best thing to do when dealing with multi food sensitivities. Gluten cookbooks all call for a zillion ingredients most of which are bad for you so anyones I bought when I first discovered I had to cut out gluten just serve to collect dust pretty much. But using vegan reicpes Ive made some great things. - breads ,crackers, muffins - I think there defintly the way to go.

Miamia

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Andrea -

I was just thinking I really need to put a picture up. I have to see if I even have a recent one I have been avoiding the camera becasue I am so thin and for some reason if its not captured on film I still see myself the way I used to look- I know this is ridiculous.

I eat meat and fish but I find dealing with vegan recipes is the best thing to do when dealing with multi food sensitivities. Gluten cookbooks all call for a zillion ingredients most of which are bad for you so anyones I bought when I first discovered I had to cut out gluten just serve to collect dust pretty much. But using vegan reicpes Ive made some great things. - breads ,crackers, muffins - I think there defintly the way to go.

Miamia

If you need recipes for anything let me know and I'll look through what I have. I'm no longer vegan but do buy the expensive free range, natural or organic meats. The processed foods we buy right now are the treats from enjoy life or envirokidz. I ordered three gluten free cookbooks that I should be getting at the end of the week. Do you have any tried and true recipes you'd like to share? :rolleyes:

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