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New Years Resolutions

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Happy New year Everyone!!! We made it another year!

So as we say goodbye to 2007....which went very quickly might I add...Just wondering what goals everyone has set for 2008?

John and I are going to join the gym at work and try to get into shape....we have both put on some lbs over the years.

We are also going to start saving money for a home of our own...very big goal.

We are also going to try to start our family this year which is a very special goal for us and I know some members know that :)

So feel free to share your goals and resolutions for the coming year :):)

Have a safe and happy New Years Eve tonight too!


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

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This year is going to be all about me lol

1. Figure out what is causing my other health problems.

2. get in shape

3. take some college classes to get my mind working again

then after i acheive these

4. be a better mom

5.have more patience

6. adopt my stepson (might happen the 8th, keep fingers crossed)

7 get my stepson healthy

8, talk hubby into get an reversal, i want one more kid (id oubt this will happen but i can dream right lol_

paula


gluten, casein and soy free

on low carb/low sugar diet

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Great Thread :D !

Well, I'm going to be more organized and this year I will stick to it!!

I run and do cardio but this year I'm going to add resistance training to my work-outs!

I just finished school and I'm setting a goal to take the certification test in February. Which means I will have to set aside some time everyday to study.

Have a Happy New Year Everyone!!


Laura

Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism 1992

Diagnosed Adult ADD and Panic Disorder 2005

Diagnosed Gluten Intolerant 2006

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Been giving this some thought for a little while. These aren't so much resolutions/goals as wishes for the upcoming year.

1. Quit smoking - for good this time.

2. Finally get a dx for all this various health stuff.

3. Get better quality doctors who actually care about their patients and take them seriously. (will probably have an easier time quitting smoking than achieving this one, but hope is what keeps me going)

4. Start taking the dog for walks in the park again. We could both use the exercise.

5. Find my motivation. Dunno where I left it, but its around somewhere.

6. Reconnect with friends I've let drop by the wayside.

7. Take people up on their offers of help or for social things.

8. Cook more often and become more adventurous with trying new recipes.

Happy New Year!!!


2/05 GERD

3/07 Multinodular goiter (suspicious for follicular neoplasm as of 11/07)

5/07 Iron, vit D, and B vit deficiencies (all of them), but particularly B1, B5, B12 and folate

6/07 Elevated mercury, subclinical hypothyroid, adrenal fatigue, CFS

9/07 Endo/Colonoscopy - neg biopsy (only took 2 samples), diverticulosis, benign polyps

10/07 PCOS (cysts in breasts, ovaries and cervix)

10/07 Major reaction to wheat challenge. Minor reactions to corn, dairy, barley, and refined sugar

2/08 Candida (per Doctor's Data)

3/08 Lyme disease (clinical dx), began tx

3/08 Intradermal allergy testing - high for wheat, beef, pork, tuna, and corn - moderate for almonds, chicken, coffee, eggs, garlic, gluten, green peas, milk, rice, soy, sugar, tomatoes, green peppers, celery, sesame, garbanzo, mushroom, cabbage, strawberries, and spinach.

4/08 Began tx for babs and bart

4/08 Slightly elevated titres for EBV and HHV-6. IgG1 deficiency.

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This year is going to be all about me lol

1. Figure out what is causing my other health problems.

2. get in shape

3. take some college classes to get my mind working again

then after i acheive these

4. be a better mom

5.have more patience

6. adopt my stepson (might happen the 8th, keep fingers crossed)

7 get my stepson healthy

8, talk hubby into get an reversal, i want one more kid (id oubt this will happen but i can dream right lol_

paula

Paula-I will keep both the adoption and the reversal in my thoughts for you....with John having high dose chemo our odds for a child have been cut very small....and we both want it very bad...So I know where you are coming from :)


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Paula-I will keep both the adoption and the reversal in my thoughts for you....with John having high dose chemo our odds for a child have been cut very small....and we both want it very bad...So I know where you are coming from :)

I believe you will have an baby, cause i know what wonderful and caring parents you both would be. Even if there is just 1 percent chance of you getting pregnant, then i know it will happen. just let nature take its course. I cant wait to hear those words from you that you are pregnant.

paula


gluten, casein and soy free

on low carb/low sugar diet

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I believe you will have an baby, cause i know what wonderful and caring parents you both would be. Even if there is just 1 percent chance of you getting pregnant, then i know it will happen. just let nature take its course. I cant wait to hear those words from you that you are pregnant.

paula

Thanks :)


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

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Happy New Year everyone!

1. I want to continue the path to health. Starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet might be part of that plan. I am having mild symptoms to virtually every starch. :o

2. Get under 190 pounds. As some may know, my highest weight was 270. I have never been under 190 -- well, at least not since junior high.

3. Start exercising again when it's not so cold and snowy and icy out.


"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy. I'm telling you it's going to be worth it." - Art Williams

Currently gluten-, casein-, soy- and nightshade-free.

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Not too "deep" but something that bugs me . . .

This year I'm going to start taking canvas totes with me to Target/Wal-Mart/Grocery Store and leave as many plastic bags at the store as possible!!!


Janet

Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.

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Janet that is a good idea. I know a lot of the grocery stores around here offer the totes for 99 cents when you are checking out. We have bought them and really like them. It saves from using all that plastic. We do resuse the plastic bags in our house to clean the cats litter. :)


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You know Janet, that's funny because although it's not something that I really think about often, I do make a mental note each time I see the re-usable bags at the checkouts that I really should get into the habit of using them. We really do accumulate way too many of those plastic bags.

Offthegrid, good luck with the weightloss! I know this year you will be successful ;)

Amanda, I agree that if there's even a 1% chance you will conceive, it will happen for you. :) I think you would make such a wonderful mother. I'll bet it will happen when you least expect it.

My resolution is pretty simple:

To lose some of the weight I have gained this year. It's a double-edged sword because I feel so much better than I have is a long time, and I think I was wanting to make up for lost time :lol: I plan to watch the sugars and get back to doing my Pilates regularly.


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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3. Start exercising again when it's not so cold and snowy and icy out.

You should try walking around the mall - it's nice and warm and you can still get a workout. Or cross country skiing or snowshoeing - cold and snow is no excuse not to workout!

This year I'm going to start taking canvas totes with me to Target/Wal-Mart/Grocery Store and leave as many plastic bags at the store as possible!!!

I do this - I leave my bags in the car so they're always there when I need them! Some stores will give you 5 or 10 cents back per bag that you reuse.


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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Happy new year to everyone and may God bless all of us with health and happiness. My one resolution (or wish) would be to go this next year without having to be in the hospital. So I guess being as healthy as possible and sticking to what I am doing will help. Thanks for all the support this past year.


jennyj

Diagnosed March 2006 celiac sprue

Severe iron deficent anemia Jan 2002

Hypoglecemia 2000

"I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me"

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So as we say goodbye to 2007....which went very quickly might I add...Just wondering what goals everyone has set for 2008?

Yes it really did!!!

John and I are going to join the gym at work and try to get into shape....we have both put on some lbs over the years.

We are also going to start saving money for a home of our own...very big goal.

We are also going to try to start our family this year which is a very special goal for us and I know some members know that :)

Excellent goals! My hubby and I have been going to the gym together since thanksgiving. We don't even do the same workouts but it's nice to see each other there, and give support.

Owning your own home is sooo rewarding! And an excellent goal to meet when bringing on a bigger family :)

Find my motivation. Dunno where I left it, but its around somewhere.

ME TOO!!!!

Cook more often and become more adventurous with trying new recipes.

Always one of my goals! Much to my hubby's chagrin :rolleyes:

OMG I just have to add that I got a head start on exercising this new year! I went for a walk/jog this afternoon! It felt so good, even though my lungs burned, and my face and toes were frozen. It's only about 15 degrees today B) no biggie, right? lol!

Here's to a great year!!! :)


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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All of you are very inspirational! I don't usually do resolutions but I think I can use some this year!

-find time to exercise

-start going to church again

-learn to bake gluten-free stuff from scratch

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Happy New Year All!!

I think last year was the first time I ever actually accomplished my NY resolutions!! I lost 50 lbs. and have a great exercise routine and went gluten-free. And for the encore:

1. I am training to compete in my first triathlon in the summer of '08

2. Try to learn to travel with 2 gluten-free kids

barb


Daughter, Camryn diagnosed with diabetes 3/06

diagnosed with celiac (blood test and biosy confirmed) 5/06

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I don't really do resolutions. This is a good year to start I suppose!

1: live for today. Tomorrow marks the 1 year anniversary of us trying to concieve. I have called doctors to schedule appointments (and I saw my own doctor) and they won't see me. I just keep getting told, "you're so young, you have so much time, don't worry!" I'm 23. Anyway, so DH and I have been SO baby focused this year. It's taken over our lives, and we can't do that to ourselves anymore. 2008 is all about today. We joined a "sake club" (I previously wouldn't have because maybe this month...), we're going to stop putting $ into the "baby fund" and put that $ into our lives!

2. Really focus on rehabing our dog. We got Ninja from the shelter in Nov. He's really sweet and incredibly smart. I want him to pass the CGC (canine good citizen) test this year. We have SO much work to do!

3. Make and mantain friendships. I'm a severe homebody. I think it's at an unhealthy point. I don't know how, but I'm going to make friends!

I think those are enough for now!!

Happy new year!

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Well, I, like many others don't really do new year's resolutions, but I have one main goal this coming year:

GET MY HEALTH BACK!!! :D

That is my main focus because last year (2007...sounds so weird to say "last year"...lol!) I had a lot of health problems, and I am hoping that this year will bring lots of good health and lots of answers to many unanswered questions. :)


Dairy/Casein Free- March 2007

Gluten Free- May 2007

Soy Free- August 2007

Sugar Free- January 2008

Starch Free- January 2008

Egg Free (again!)- February 2008

Sulfur Free- May 2008

Dx'd Lyme Disease and co-infections- December 2007

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First off, thanks for all of your positive atitudes and support this year.

My resolution is to run three times a week. I have a decent walking exercise routine, but I need to amp up my cardio. When I was so sick, I couldn't eat, so I didn't gain weight. Now that I am healthier and know what to stay away from, it's much harder to keep the pounds off!

Terri


Diary free 11/06-6/08

Now using a small amount of low-lactose dairy such as aged cheeses and yogurt. Yum!

Gluten-free since 4/07

"When you row another person across the river, you get there yourself."

- Fortune Cookie

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Happy New Year everyone. I have never done NY's resolutions because as a rule, well, we all know what happens! I think you have all set some very good goals and goals are much different than resolutions! I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and, what will be, will be! I wish us all, love and happiness in the coming year and never, ever, go faster than your angels can fly! :)


Deb

Long Island, NY

Double DQ1, subtype 6

We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

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Happy New Year Everyone!

I love some of your goals and am highly impressed at Cam's mom successful weight loss last year. And planning to be in a trathalon - you go girl!

Janet, I love your resolution about the canvas bags. That's something we all really should be doing now for the future of our children. Great idea!

blueeyedamanda - I wish you the best of success in having a child!

Paula - I hope your adoption is smooth and quick, best of luck!

Laura, I too need to get organized and stay that way. I used to be so neat and organized all the time until I had chilcren and then Celiac drug me down. Time to get out of that rut.

To all of you who plan on exercising more and eating healthier you should stop by the Weight Loss Support and Accountability Thread. It needs to be livened up again and is wonderful support!

1) Volunteer less and get my life in order more! I know it's good to volunteer, but I am to the point where I let my own house and self go to help in my children's outside activities and church and school events. So, I would say organize, organize, organize...

2) Get back to my exercise plan and reach my goal weight this year!

3) Try and South Beach Diet and eat only healthy good carbs.

I should have more, but that's all I can handle right now, lol!

Good luck and hope you all reaach and exceed your goals!!!

WELCOME 2008!!!


Joni

Dx'd with Celiac Disease 8/01/07

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never, ever, go faster than your angels can fly! :)

My mom bought each of us a guardian angel visor clip that says Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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....with John having high dose chemo our odds for a child have been cut very small....and we both want it very bad...So I know where you are coming from :)

Best of luck Amanda - I know you'd make a great Mum! :)

I (as per usual) shall try to lose some weight :rolleyes:


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

Nikki

Son diagnosed with Coeliac Disease Oct 2006 by biopsy (at age 13yrs)

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My New Years resolution is an odd one for me, generally I go for the diet, exercise, quit smoking type of things......

This year its a different one......

This Year I want to cut one particular bill in half.... this seems like an easy task but it should be doable, but I will have to work hard at it....

It currently sits at $55,600, so if I do the math that means I have to come up with an extra $27,800...

couple thou from income taxes....

couple more from my "profit shre"....

still means I need to bring home as much $$$$ as I can....

Man that really looks like a big number!

and to start it off right....... I took today off, this is not starting so well, lol :huh:


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If I knew what I was doing years ago I would have half a clue today!

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I can say with the wedding and a few other things one of our credit card bills is high....and scary high from my viewpoint. I would like to get rid of it. I am thinking of doing a balance transfer since the interest on the card is 24%....so it never comes down.....


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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