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Diane & Liz, I am glad you are still here. Warm weather must be drawing our other ladies out in the sun for vit D therapy. :lol:

I am extremely fair skinned (redhead) & burn after about 15 min in the sun. AC controls are broken on my van so driving w/window down is giving me a lot of sun right now. I will have to be careful about it though. It would not surprise me if I was vit D deficent. I need a good multivitamin (preferably inexpensive) that is gluten-free. It can't have oyster shell calcium because of my shellfish allergy. Anyone know of one? I am going to Better Health tomorrow so I will see what they have. I always felt like I was starving to death before getting off the gluten. Now I feel the benefits of the nutrients when I eat & am much more satisfied. It will probably take a while for me to get it back in balance.

Yes, I am on antibiotics. I would not let that go. Infections of the teeth & ears are very dangerous because they can cause meningitis.

Menu of the day:

4 servings of Isacleanse :blink: (tastes nasty but does wonderfull things for the body)

Lunch:Pad Thai noodles, crumbled bacon (50 cal worth), 2 wedges laughing cow light cheese (DELICIOUS)

Snack: Tasted gluten-free toddler goodies (about 45 cal worth)

Dinner: Probably will go have a salad w/ Nut-Thins

It is hot so salad sounds really good. I am trying to delay turning on the AC to give me a bit of a financial break. My gas bill went into the $300's this winter. Normal is $15-30. We had a really tough winter. But it changed from frozen to wilting like someone had throne a switch. Now we are getting flooding after years of drought, & tonight there were tornadoes. (I live in "tornado alley")

Well gnight ladies B) ,

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Wow. I'm switching to gas heat. I have oil and every time the guy comes it's $600. He came in the beginning of the winter but we had warm weather till the middle of January here in Jersey so it was unusual. I would have spent $1200 on fuel oil for one winter. I keep the heat on 69 too unless my son sneaks it up a degree, 64-65 during the day for the cat.

Yesterday I had a cheese omlette and 2 pork sausages for B. I don't know why, I just saw the pork and got it in the work cafeteria..being vegetarian is hard when you can't eat wheat. I feel bloated today and I didn't even eat lunch yesterday. I had tofu and vegetables and... some chocolate :ph34r: for dinner.

I forgot to take my GTF chromium and I was craving chocolate all of a sudden, I mean bad cravings. I felt like a robot in the grocery store headed toward the candy isle and I couldn't talk myself out of it... :( Well, this morning I suddenly realized I hadn't been taking the chromium so I took it today and ....I still have a bar of chocolate at home...we'll see if I can resist. Unless I'm just PMSing....hard to tell in perimenopause. Hey you know Teecino Mocha flavor really helps chocolate cravings, and it has potassium in it which I need because I'm not a big fruit lover. I like spring/summer fruit though.

Have a great day ladies. :lol:

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Hey Guys is it ok if i join this forum? I've been diagnosed for about two years now and have been struggling with my weight for about 8 years. I didn't realise that other people were finding it difficult to diet or manage their weight on the gluten free diet. I would appreciate any help or support.

I guess i should say what i ate today:

Breakfast- Coco Pops and milk

Lunch- Salad and a packet of crisps.

Snack- gluten-free pancake

Dinner- gluten-free pasta with tomato and marscapone sauce. Plus a yoghurt.

I've been avoiding the urge to snack after dinner and I'm addicted sweets/candy however u want to say it. This makes it hard.

Thanks. :)

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Hey Guys is it ok if i join this forum? I've been diagnosed for about two years now and have been struggling with my weight for about 8 years. I didn't realise that other people were finding it difficult to diet or manage their weight on the gluten free diet. I would appreciate any help or support.

Welcome pemmy! We're happy to have you join us. Lots of us are struggling with weight issues. For me, I lost weight when I first found out I couldn't eat wheat, dairy, eggs, soy and a few other things. Then I learned how to cook and bake with all the stuff that was left and gained all that weight back.

My suggestion for you would be to up the protein a little. Try chicken or turkey sausage or eggs for breakfast, some tuna or turkey on your salad at lunch and some protein for dinner too. Everyone is different, but most people seem to lose weight better with reduced carbs and a bit more protein. That's what works for me. I eat a lot of stir-fries and salads and soups with vegies and try to eat very little grains, except for Saturday, which is my "free day". You might find it really hard the first 2-3 days of cutting out sugar and cutting down on carbs, but then it gets easier and you don't crave them so much.

Glad to see you Deb and Diana - glad you're sticking with it.

Diana - have you gotten over your chocolate cravings? I gave up chocolate until Easter and I'm already looking forward to something chocolately. I'll be having my free day on Sunday so I can enjoy Easter dinner.

Deb - I have a redhead and he burns in 15 minutes too.

Today:

B - 2-1/2 pieces chicken sausage, 1/2 C applesauce

L - turkey sandwich on 1/2 rice tortilla with lettuce, raw sweet potato sticks, kiwi fruit

S - apple

D - black bean and chicken soup, sweet potato sticks, 1 slice rice bread with a bit of butter

Got in a great workout again too, as well as teaching 8 PE classes today.

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Pemmy, Welcome. Glad to have you join us. In some ways being gluten-free has helped me w/ my diet. When I am out to eat or at pot luck dinners, the deserts (that always would have been my downfall), are glutenous & therefore no longer a temptation. It is just not worth the 2 weeks of pain & misery. At home where I keep safe items it is another story. I have to excersize some self control at the store, not buying the gluten-free chocolate cake mix under the pretense that I am going to make it for the gluten-free toddler in the house. ;) My weak spot?-Cookies & nutella. I buy bags of Mi-del gluten-free arrowroot & gingersnap cookies. The arrowroot are especially good dipped in nutella. I get chocolate cravings & the nutella is hazelnut butter w/ chocolate. Maybe Diane is right & it is related to perimenopause, or maybe I am just a chocoholic. Wish I could find it with carob so it was caffiene free.

Liz, Glad to see you. You're right about upping the protein & lowering the carbs. It satisfies your body more & is metabolized slower, so it reduces cravings. Carbs create a yo-yo effect on your blood sugar if not taken w/ protein.

Diane, Wow that is a big heating bill. :o My house is old & drafty (used to be 2 army barracks). We had long periods of time this winter that were down in the 20's & my heaters couldn't keep up. My son's glass of water froze on the night stand. Fortunatly we have electric matress pads too. We aren't supposed to get that cold in Texas. At least not for long. (I have worn shorts & tank top & had water fights on Christmas day before. ;) )

I went grocery shopping today & was able to walk w/cart the whole time. This is the first time in years that I have been able to do that. :D

The Brookshires 3 blocks from my home has started carrying a lot of my gluten-free stuff. I have been having to drive all the way to Ft.Worth (about 45 min trip) to buy most of it. They actually have a great selection. About the only thing they are missing, are the cookies & the cardboard (oh, I mean frozen gluten-free bread :rolleyes: ). I found a bread mix though, hopefully it will have better taste & texture. Maybe I can start making bread from scratch again since I am tollerating being on my feet more. :D

Cuisine of the day:

Breakfast: (No time not even to make shake)

Lunch: Big salad w/honey ham (52 cal), hormel crumbled bacon (50 cal), freeze dried peas & corn (25 cal), a sprinkle of cheese, a sprinkle of pnuttles & Hidden Valley Peppercorn Ranch (yep theres the calories for the day). Also at a few Mary's Gone Crackers herb crackers & 2 Tbsp left over gluten-free spaghetti.

Dinner: Thai Peanut noodles w/ 2 wedges Laughing Cow Light cheese.

Snack: Kozy Shack rice pudding cup w/ Tbsp raisins & a bit of cinnamon. :P Yum!

God Bless & goodnight,

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Hi Pemmy. welcome. Are you a vegetarian? I see no meat or fish in your menu. Mostly grains. From experience, the more grains I eat the less weight I lose. I seem to be eating fish and I had turkey once this week and vegetables with salad and cheese, eggs. I'm having a chocolate problem .... :blink:

Liz, I had chocolate again last night. This morning I took 4 chromium pills. Each one is only 20mcgs so that's a total of 80 mcg to stop the sugar cravings. crikey. The bloat is probably from the chocolate.

Deb - Your son's water glass froze? :o I can't believe you'd let your son sleep in a 32 degree bedroom! That would be not ok.

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A quick hello. I'm going to post a real one in a couple days, but just wanted to say hi. I'm down 3 lbs again - back to where I was last month, but I can't really attribute it hard work. I kind of lost "it" for a while, but I think I've found it again. Whew !

By the way, in general I have to say that you ladies with kids ... I really respect your ability and drive to care for them. I wish I had it in me - I just never really believed enough in my ability to do what you guys do all day long, every day.

Kudos to you !

Take care ladies - you're all gonna get there by believing in yourselves and the people who care about you.

Have great days.

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Fajitas - good to see you here again.

I'm home with a sick child again. Last week my older son was home all week and I stayed with him as much as I could while coaching. Then Monday morning my 13 yo daughter woke up sick and I stayed home with her Mon. and Tues. Wednesday we all went to school (I teach at the same school my younger 3 go to). Last night my younger son felt sick and had a fever over 101 and so he stayed home today.

I'm REALLY tired of sick kids! I feel bad for them, but I'm going crazy. And it's making me want to eat! I've been doing so well that I really don't want to lose it now. If I cheat now I know I'll have a hard time getting it back on track with all the Easter goodies around. I'm just trying to be strong.

Edited to include everything:

B - small apple and almond butter

L - stir-fried chicken breast with cabbage, onions, celery, peppers and carrots; 1 whole grapefruit

S - banana

D - spaghetti with ground turkey in sauce, sheep ramano cheese, salad with a bit of Italian dressing, carrot sticks

S - another grapefruit, 1/2 walnut, a few bites of smoked chicken, a few bites of sun-dried tomatoes (was visiting in-laws and MIL wanted me to keep tasting stuff)

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Diane, God controls the weather, not me. We are not set up for that kind of weather in this part of the country. The beds stayed warm, w/ electric matress pad & plenty of blankets, just not the rooms. As a single, disabled mom we live in the best house I can afford. By God's grace & help from loving friends & family we are not living on the streets. I am doing the best I can.

Liz, Sorry to hear you have had kids sick one after another. That can be soooooo stressfull. Don't give in to temptation though. You can do it. It is harder when you have time on your hands & the gluten safe foods around you. Maybe you could take some post it notes & put encouraging messages to yourself on refrigerator & cabinet doors that hold your temptations. Remind yourself of how far you have come & that you can do it. One message could read "A moment on the lip, a pound on the hip". :lol: Or you could get out that sexy little black dress (or whatever it is you want to fit into) & hang it on the door so you see it when you go for food. :P I have faith that you can do it. ;)

Kat, Good to see you. Thanks for the uplifting message. :)

Today's Menu:

Breakfast: pkg fruit snacks

Lunch: 1 Tbsp left over gluten-free spaghetti, gluten-free Crackers & Big salad w/ Hormel crumbled bacon, honey ham & turkey, sprinkle of pnuttles & parmesian cheese & Hidden Valley Peppercorn Ranch dressing.

Snack: Deviled Egg, 1/2 Envirokids pb rice bar, fruit snacks

Snack: carob macaroon

Dinner: French Onion Soup w/ gluten-free hot dog bun cut into 3 slices & sprinkled w/ GV italian cheese blend,

kozy shack rice pudding w/ tbsp raisins & cinnamon added.

I went to Wal-Mart Super Center today & walked w/cart to do shopping. I am starting to build up a tollerance for walking. If I keep improving the way I am, I am hopefull that I may be able to go back to work. I don't know that I could handle pediatric ICU any more, but maybe I could do something like Early Childhood Intervention. I have been out for so long, it may be hard to get a job now. I guess I will cross that bridge when I get to it. For now I am just happy to feel better & get around better. :D

God Bless,

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Just a quick note.

Holidays have started, big yay for that. Two weeks off work, but that means two weeks with my teenage children too. No rest for the wicked. I just at times hanker for a week here and there just to get things sorted out at home, with no interuptions. It never happens, one day I will have it and will probably hate it too.

My mum is up on holiday. She is not a coeliac, well lets say not diagnosed and has never got anywhere near going down that path. But in having said that she has her stomach issues like we all do here. Some are very similar to mine pre gluten free days. It is quite frustrating, and she is 75 and dad has always maintained that the diagnosis might be harder than the cure. Argument coming up, but I never argue with my dad, I can never win with him. Maybe I am not the biggest arguer, maybe I am just a wimp, but I feel for mum.

Dad is not here so I guess I could implement a gluten-free diet while she is here. But then mum asks for sausages as she cannot have them at home. I did make a gluten free chocolate cake as a treat for us all, but mum got crook late yesterday afternoon, so it makes me wonder about my good intention, but then she had bread and a hotcross bun and another cake from a friend. All filled with gluten I might add, must not forget that bit of chocolate. So it might not be my cake, but then my mum might not have a gluten problem. But it is the not knowing whether she has it or not.

Looking at my mums diet, I can see where I got my bad habits from. But she is quite small compared to me.

Love my mum.

Must go, hoping you are not all eating too many easter eggs and hot cross buns. I am trying to steer clear of both things. Had a bad experience with chocolate the other day. Twice in one day I had bad stomach cramps and the urgent need for loo! I will blame it on the chocolate and hopefully that will make me avoid it for ever more

Cathy.

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Hi everyone! Where are you all hiding?

We had a great Easter here. Definitely a "free day" for me. I ate whatever I wanted and enjoyed every bite. I made a big gluten-free/dairy-free dinner for my family and 7 guests, so everyone could eat everything. Today I was planning to get back on track, but my SIL made gluten-free sugar cookies and I succumbed to the pressure. So I'll get it together tomorrow. I lost 2 pounds last week and then gained them both back, so I need to get that motivation back.

Hope you all join in again - this thread has been helpful to me.

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Cathy, You had to get it from somewhere & it sounds like your mum is a likely candidate. Hang in there. I finally convinced my parents they needed to be tested & their doc says they don't if they are not symptomatic. :angry: My daughter, however, got her labs drawn (no report yet).

I had a good Easter. My best freind is getting really good at the gluten-free thing. She made gluten-free bread (So much better than that frozen stuff!) In 2 days Lyndsee & I finished off the whole loaf. (How much of that do you really think the 23 mo babe ate? :rolleyes: ) So, Liz I understand about the cookies. I would have partaken too. I usually have a cheat day on the weekend, by saving up calories durring the week.

Can you believe we had snow? We rarely have snow (or even cold temps) at Christmas much less EASTER! Wow. Temps were in the 90's 2 days before. I am glad I was running a bit behind in getting the plants into the garden. The fickle weather has broken our 2 year drought though.:) We have water in the lakes & ponds & the grass really does turn green (not just brown). :D The land is beautiful again.

I guess everyone is busy, but if you guys peek in, we miss you.

May God Bless & Keep You,

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Easter is finished. Have had my share of easter eggs. Today I was good and did not succumb to the easter eggs that were selling for half price.

Mum is still here, and I am being very careful what I feed her. She more or less is eating what I eat with as little additives as possible. She has discovered my corn thins and quite likes them.

On Monday I went to my Aunts 80th party and caught up with a lot of my cousins and aunts and uncles. A wonderful day. Food was not a problem, I managed to grab my salad before they piled dressings and vinegars on them. I've got to the stage where I couldn't care less if I can't eat anything on offer or not, it does not hurt emotionally anymore, and I tell myself it won't hurt if I can't eat anything! I am discovering that it is the company more than the food that is important.

In some ways it feels like I grew up in two different worlds. My father's family is very English and my mother's side is Croatian. Her parents came out from Croatia, so their lifestyles and traditions were very much still there. My grandmother had me drinking wine and coffee made with real coffee beans at a very young age, as back in her homeland the children did drink in moderation. When I would stay at my grandparents, the food and language etc were all different to when at home, where mum had learnt how to cook traditional english meals for our family. Wine and real coffee did not feature there.

Today mum and I went for a walk by the river, and totally refused to eat anything that could add to the pounds.

Breakfast: Yoghurt and kiwifruit. (can you get the yellow kiwifruit over there? They are yum and sweeter than the green)

Lunch: corn thins with spread, banana, apple and grapes

Tea: Sausage, because mum is still enjoying them, potato, pumpkin and a stirfry. I managed to be able to include a little icecream and canned fruit.

Calories about 1500.

Did I say I put on a kilo last week?

And lonewolf, I so know about the eating of biscuits because they are there. I still manage to overeat if I don't watch it. I will just have to get a bit stronger and not cook those temptations, or buy them. If they are not here in the house, there is no temptation or problem.

Cathy

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Hello Everyone :)

Ashley and Mike have been sick and are still sick, Mike had the flu then two days later Ashley started running a high fever and she had fluid on her lungs but no cough so she had to go on prednisone and two antibiotics to clear it up. Now Ashley has a cold and Mike has a cold also. I saw my new dr for my glaucoma Monday and it was a very boring day. Three hours of driving time and my appt took 4 hours. After all of it and I couldnt see well since my eyes were dilated and one of the tests made my vision in both eyes blurry but cleared up about an hour later. I wasnt able to shop at whole foods and trader joe's like I wanted to. My sister is recovering from her surgery and I have been helping her too with her kids and foods. We had easter here since they are both sick so my mom and dad came over later that night. I need to do some baking and housework around here though since I have no bread today made for mike's lunch.

If Mike and Ashley are feeling good we are going to a csa gluten free festival in farmington hills. Im anxious to snag up some doughnuts from celiac specialties booth ;) I know we have one here in lansing too coming up but its different there. The one in farmington hills is all booths and samples with face painting tables for the kids. The one in lansing is more geared toward dinner and they change the menu with different kinds of cuisine each year like mexican, italian, or chinese. I hope to attend both this year. I havent read up here yet. Im hoping to get on here again later on today during Ashley's nap and catch up, then do personals.

I cheated on Sunday and enjoyed it thoroughly :D All gluten free of course but I forgot about my little vegetarian diet :D It was tasty ;)

I lost two pounds this week but I weighed on Sunday before easter :lol:

Food so far eaten-none!

Probably some mixed beans, rice, cauliflower and a peach for breakfast

Ashley's wanting her mom so I'll be back on later Hope you all have a good day :)

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Gotta do this quick pop ups are messing w/ my computer.

Today I had:

Breakfast: Cocoa Puffs w/ fat free milk

Snack: Fruit snacks

Lunch: a bit of ham & 2 eggs (deviled)

Dinner: salad w/Hormel crumbled bacon, Italian cheese, raisins, Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, freeze dried peas & corn. 3 Glutino breadsticks

Snack: Welch's fruit snacks & Yogos

Gotta get this computer fixed fast Spybot search & destroy didn't clean it up even! :( I am getting tons of pop-ups so it is almost impossible to do anything!

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Hello everyone!

Cathy - Glad you're having a good time with your mum. I know what you mean about emotionally being okay with not eating at a gathering. I've been there for quite some time now. Good to see that you're getting back on track with eating. I'm sure that kilo will come off soon. I've gained about 2 kilos in the past few days - I'm hoping they come right back off. I couldn't have eaten that many calories - it just isn't possible!

Deb - Snow at Easter in Texas? Isn't that crazy! How nice that your friend made you gluten-free bread. My SIL is getting good at gluten-free baking and has been really nice. I did manage to stop eating her cookies and now they're all gone, so no more temptation.

Autumn - welcome back. Sorry to hear that your family has been sick. All four of my kids have been sick one after another and now my husband. Fevers, chills, achy joints, coughs and runny noses for everyone but me so far. How nice that you have a chance to go to a gluten-free food festival - 2 even! There's some event here, but it costs over $30, which leaves me out.

I did better today than yesterday, but still blew it a bit. My back is hurt - don't know how it happened, but can't work out at all and feel really discouraged. The only way I can lose weight is to restrict my food and exercise really hard. Hopefully, the chiropractor can get me fixed soon.

Today:

B - small apple with 2 Tbs. almond butter

L - chicken salad with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes and fat free dressing

S - whole grapefruit

D - curried chicken with coconut milk, rice, freshly cooked green beans and then later came back for seconds :ph34r: . Just out of sheer frustration and feeling sorry for myself.

S - another whole grapefruit

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Am I talking to a freakin' wall? <_< I just told you ladies about increasing their vitamin A & especially D (Cod Liver oil) and give your kids elderberry jelly on toast regularly and they will not get the flu or a cold. sheesh. How can you stand to see your kids sick?

My oldest son was coming down with a cold last Friday because he won't make his own toast with elderberry on it.... and he was going too long without eating it. I made him elderberry toast Friday night and Saturday the cold was gone.

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Hello everyone

I am still on track with food.

Autumn I'm sorry you have all been feeling ill, hope you are all well and truley on your way to being well.

Mum and I have been doing bush walks, surveying the damage from the flood from a couple of weeks back. All I can say is, there was a heap of water going through those creeks. They turned into raging rivers. Today is raining, so the dog is lucky she got her walk this morning. She must've known something yesterday as she got three walks in. She did pester me a bit, like mum you're home all day why don't you walk me again and again! Still walking is all good.

My mum has been having a lovely restful time, which is good, but I am feeling a little big ragged around the edges, but next week I will take time off and catch up on some reading. I'm beginning to wonder whether the msg in some crackers I have been eating have added to my tiredness and feeling like I have been run over by a truck! I have finished them now, so I will see how I feel tomorrow.

Today, I am working up at a local library in a voluntary capacity. I enjoy it, meeting all the locals and having a natter.

Breakfast (yesterday): Yoghurt and fruit

Lunch: crackers with avocado, left over vege stir fry, apple and a banana

Tea: Steak with potato and brocoli and kumara.

A little creamed rice, with icecream and fruit.

Sounds a lot compared to what others eat.

Cathy

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Am I talking to a freakin' wall? <_< I just told you ladies about increasing their vitamin A & especially D (Cod Liver oil) and give your kids elderberry jelly on toast regularly and they will not get the flu or a cold. sheesh. How can you stand to see your kids sick?

My oldest son was coming down with a cold last Friday because he won't make his own toast with elderberry on it.... and he was going too long without eating it. I made him elderberry toast Friday night and Saturday the cold was gone.

Excuse me? I really don't appreciate your tone. I take very good care of my kids and give them extra vitamins and herbs. Until this bout with the flu, 3 of them have had perfect attendance or only one day absence for a few years. You have NO RIGHT to act like this - this is a weight loss support thread, not a thread to give your unsolicited, judgmental advice on how to take care of our kids.

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Well, I'm back :D

I have been trying to read here and keep up with everyone, but I haven't been up to posting. The reason is because I've gained a few pounds, and have just not been motivated to get back on my program.

I did do my Pilates this morning, and it felt good! While I was doing it, I was thinking. This is not an excuse, but could explain why I suddenly began to eat more and consequently gain weight recently.

A couple weeks ago, I began to have seasonal allergy symptoms--mostly itchy eyes and sneezing. I also cought a cold right after this started. I started back on Claritin for the allergies, and stayed on it for the cold. I took it for about 2 weeks. It had helped me before with sleeping, and stomach upset, so I wasn't in any hurry to stop taking it.

The negative to this is that the Claritin also increases my appetite. I gave in to more snacking, and with Easter, good desserts.... I was feeling better, and eating more....lemon merangue pie--you get the picture :P

Needless to say, I'm off the Claritin! I'm really trying to get back on the horse--so to speak :lol: Today, I did a full Pilates workout--with cardio rebounder.

So far to eat--

B--2 slices toast w/almond butter, a banana

L--Salad, butterscotch pudding

S--several small grabs of chocolate chips

D--will be stuffed peppers

S--at night I've been having a cup of vanilla almond milk with a little sugar and pure cocoa (helps me sleep, and is yummy!)

I'm going to try and get these few new pounds off, before I go any further. I'm thinking summer clothes B)

I hope you all are well :)

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Welcome back, Patti! Good to "see" you. Hopefully you'll get your motivation back soon - and maybe I'll get mine back.

I had lost 12 pounds and was so excited. Easter was supposed to be my "free" day for last week and I totally overate. Then my SIL gave me some yummy gluten-free cookies and I cheated on Monday. When I weighed myself I'd gained 5 pounds! Talk about discouraging :( I did pretty well for 2 more days and I'm still up the 5 pounds.

Today I was doing well, even got in a good workout, but then lost it tonight. I ate several Turkish figs (these are better and more addicting than candy!), a bunch of Spud Puppies (like tator tots), a carton of yogurt (what was I thinking? I'm sensitive to milk?! and a handful of popcorn. Aarrgghh... Well, at least I'm not hungry now, so all I can do is try to start over tomorrow.

Cathy - what is kumara?

Hope to see you all chime in again soon!

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Lonewolf, yes it is so hard to loose weight. It feels like with all the trying I am doing, I am only just maintaining my weight. Grrrrrr. I'm a bit scared to try harder, but I guess maintaining is better than going up, but I am going up ever so slightly.

Kumara is a sweet potato, full of calories I know, but yummy.

But, I am feeling more positive, I have the gluten-free diet under wraps, only have a couple of hard times here and there now, so the real issue now is loosing weight. I would like to get to age 50 being 10 stone, but I can't see it happeneing, as it is only 2 months away.

Mum is still here, so that means I am still sleeping on the camp stretcher and Jim on the couch. We went to the beach today and it was quite blustery, autumn is here. Then mum had to catch up with a group of friends she used to know when she lived here. So it was afternoon tea, and the host went out of her way for me to find some dried fruit. People are real sweet. Twice today people have mentioned they know people who they say they are gluten free, and then eat a piece of cake. Their problem, not mine.

Breakfast: Yoghurt and fruit

Snack: 2 kiwis, feijoa

Lunch: 4 corn crackers, tuna, salad veges

snack: banana, yellow guavas, dried mango and apple

Tea: cold pork with potato, kumara and corn.

Cathy

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:( Sorry. I was in a bad place when I posted that. I tend to be outspoken at times. :ph34r: "That's a problem and we're working on it."

I'll be publishing an article as soon as I get it together and maybe more people will understand the way elderberry works.

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Pemmy- Welcome :)

Deb- Have you tried running avg? Unfortunately years ago we had to reformat which stunk but it cleared up the issues.Snow on easter in texas, sounds like our weather. No snow here for christmas but we had a lot of snow for easter. But its michigan the weather will always surprise you here.

liz- Im sorry your dealing with illness also, I cant wait till it warms up around here. Fortunately all is well here now.We are lucky to have two events. This one tomorrow is $5 per person or $10 per family. Free if you donate a silent auction prize. I feel the weight gain too on this side.

Diana- Well I feel the same way as liz, that was rude and uncalled for. Personally I looked up elderberry online and I wouldn't give it to me or my daughter. It acts like cyanide and has cyanide properties. There are cases of people getting vomiting from it and not near enough studies where I would feel comfortable taking it. Also it raises your insulin levels which is a bad thing over here with insulin resistance. Its definitely not for us. Its also harsh on your kidneys and liver, no thank you. I wouldnt take something or give it to my 3 year old when it has situations where it has made people very ill from it. If I didnt care about my daughter I wouldnt buy organic foods for her or bother with supplements. thanks for suggesting it but I feel its not worth the risk for my family. I understand rough times. I hope you are doing better now.

Cathy- Im glad you are able to spend time with your mom, Im sorry you aren't feeling well. I have problems I assume with msg too. Since I went back to whole pure foods I have done much better. Im sorry your still dealing with the flooding. I worry about families and wildlife so much during floods. Unfortunately I have seen flooding up close and personal. Im maintaining now too. I gained back the weight I lost before easter so its back to the grindstone. I love sweet potatoes, unfortunately I have to limit them.

Patti- welcome back :) Pilates I have heard is a really good workout. Im glad you figured out what is your appetite increaser.

Today hasnt been good, I wont bother posting my diet because it wasnt really a diet today :ph34r: My daughter slept horribly last night (dont know why) and has been a grouch the whole day. Food has been a nice comfort unfortunately of dealing with the crying and attitude she is giving. Ah well tomorrow is a new day :)

Mike is off for a week on layoff for next week again. gotta love gm :rolleyes: so my internet time will be spotty no surprise since lately I havent had anytime to myself.

Shirley where are you??? I hope you are feeling well. Is your mom okay? I know you last went up to visit her a few weeks ago and you havent posted since them.

ETA- I hope everybody has a great weekend :)

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Hi all!

Cathy - Mmm - Kumara sounds like the sweet potatoes we call yams - I love them. I thought of you today when I was eating a Kiwi fruit.

Autumn - I just found out that there will be a GIG awareness walk and gluten-free food festival here in May. I'm excited about it and hope we can all go.

I got back on track today eating wise. I realized that I go in for my annual exam on Monday and I want to get at least one of the pounds I gained back off so it shows that I've lost some weight since last year. I got a good workout in too.

B - spoonful of almond butter, small grapefruit

S - 2 Turkish figs

L - venison (eaten with fingers out of the pan with my 12 year old son, who cooked it), carrot sticks, kiwi fruit

S - orange

D - 2 chicken tenderloins cooked in barbecue sauce, ~3/4 C rice, salad with Italian dressing

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