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Strong Urge To Cheat..

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We happened to be the family to host Christmas, and because of that there are THREE huge trays of tons of delicious looking sweets. Including my favorite waffle cookies.

Ugghh! My mind keeps trying to convince myself that my cousin is right, it's all in my head, but my stomach says no. It's so hard!

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The urge is strong somtimes...especially during the Holidays! My mom actually said to me..."it some, you'll only poop for a day"...if only it were that easy...no massive stomach cramps..not to mention not being able to leave my house!And the whole other host of symptoms.

In the end I don't cheat ever b/c I don;t want to be sick..especially during the holidays!

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Why don't you make yourself some good gluten free goodies so you're not so tempted? That may help.

Don't cheat though! It's SO not worth it...especially with New Year's coming up...you want to feel great!

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Fight the urge to cheat, you will be so much happier by not cheating. I would experiment and find some great tasting gluten free goodies, then you will not want to cheat as much. Search this site for cookie and cake recipes. We have some very talented bakers on this site.

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My son and d-in-l gave me a huge box of Ferrero Rocher chocs for Christmas one of my faves, as part of my Chrissy present (they also gave me a Body Shop voucher lol so all is not lost will love going in and choosing something)..............checked the ingredients ......."wheat flour".......*sigh*

I have just been "officially" diagnosed via biopsy and blood tests so haven't had a chance to explain things to him and d-in-l yet

I didn't say anything , when they left to go to d-in-l's parents I looked longingly at them.....................and gave them to my other 2 children who were still there

But I gotta tell you the temptation to have one was just SO strong. I am a chocoholic and one of the first things I did was email a couple of companies to ask them to send me their "gluten-free" list lol

But I also know what would happen if I did have them (and I wouldn't be able to stop at one)

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In the end I don't cheat ever b/c I don;t want to be sick..especially during the holidays!

Me too. I am not tempted to cheat because I don't want to get sick.

I cook the holiday meals. Everyone eats gluten free.

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I'm probably the least sympathetic when it comes to urges to cheat, mostly saying "buck up" and "use your backbone" (the latter in a friendly, encouraging way). But it really can be hard to *always* have to say no to these sorts of things, when you know lots of people who don't have to. There's really just no getting around the fact that it's a challenge to live in someone else's (everyone else's, it often feels like) world.

Remember that it is easier at other times - pretty much almost any time than the holidays! You *can* successfully get through this, even though it's hard, and you'll find it easier soon, when there are fewer challenges constantly thrown at you. If you have to back away and spend a little more time away from the challenges, do it! Recognize the challenge that you have - if you were facing the same challenges physically, you'd give yourself a break, and just because these are social challenges doesn't mean you deserve any less of a break.

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Oh dear. don't do it ! It is SO not worth it.

I made a big Christmas breakfast and as I was cooking nibbled a couple of small pieces of bacon...and that cost me 2 hours of feeling pretty crappy and I was SO careful the rest of the day. My justification was that I would try a small amount and if I felt fine, I would eat some for breakfast. That was my only screw up - and a good reminder !

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Treat yourself in other ways. Buy yourself a new pair of jeans or shoes, get movie you can enjoy with buttery pop-corn, take a bubble bath with a new scented lotion, light candles and play really good music, take a vigorous walk, read some magazines or book. I find I just have to distract myself with something and to avoid feeling sorry for myself.

:D:D:D

Gail

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My comfort food is taco's. One thing I did not have to give up going gluten free.

Once going gluten free you might find new favorites too. I never cared for rice pudding and now love it.

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My comfort food is taco's. One thing I did not have to give up going gluten free.

Once going gluten free you might find new favorites too. I never cared for rice pudding and now love it.

OOO rice pudding, that's next on my list. I made Tapioca the other from Bob's red Mill recipe, WOW!! Yummy! I had to stare at gluten all day (rolls, croissants, bread, cookies) but when I had my tapioca at the end of the day, it was all worth not having... Did that make sense?....

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Well, I did it and I'm very proud of myself.

There were even two points where it was really surprising that I just didn't do it. The first being, after I made this topic. I just sat by the offenders thinking about how each would taste, feel, and satisfy me. I kept assuring myself that it would only hurt and that I would be angry for the next week for cheating for only 10 or so minutes of little pleasure. Because I knew the stuff couldn't taste THAT good. Then, probably from sitting in the fumes for so long, I got all sick and bloated anyway. Badly so, and it felt like it wouldn't matter if I cheated anyway. But I didn't.

Then last night I screwed up by eating something I shouldn't have (non-allergenic, and non-gluten) but STILL held strong and didn't succumb to a "screw it" binge like I have in the past.

Hopefully things will continue to get better from here on out.

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Good for you!

Its never been hard for me to be gluten-free, I don't even think of eating gluten because i get so ill. I'm actually to the point where I don't much miss bread or cookies, I've found gluten-free alternatives.

I love chocolate and ice cream so when others are having gluten desserts I'm able to still eat sweet things that I love.

Susan

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