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Rowena

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Okay so I am a people pleaser, and my parents are sort of hard to please. All my life I have worked hard to please them. They were the kind of parents who if I didnt get an A in my classes (particularly math) they would say its not good enough. So all through high school and first year and a half of college, I wasnt good enough. Yeah, well thats just a little example. But anyway, it was ever so hard to get them to say even just a good job.

Anyway, I had to tell someone how I was feelin and how much better I feel after workin so hard to get this way, and so I called up my mom. She actually told me, after I told her all my excitements of late, (most of which I have shared with all ya'll already as they have happened.) that she was really proud of me. That, in my recollection has never happened! I am so utterly overjoyed, that I cannot explain how I feel. All I can say is that I have tears in my eyes...

Anyway, I just wanted to share with all ya'll that little tidbit.


Gluten Free since Oct. 1, 2010
Fish/Seafood Free since 1997
Chocolate Free (with a few taste tests to see if I'm just crazy) since 2001.
Officially Dairy free 8/5/2013 (mostly dairy free before that, but I like my cheese and things) (dx'd officially with lactose intolerance, suspect casein too though)
Esophagitis dx'd 8/5/2013 thus doing a diet devoid of acidic foods and stuff

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My parents were a bit like that, too. I don't know how old you are, but as I got older and had kids, I realized that a lot of it wasn't that The B+ wasn't good enough. It was just that they thought I could do better if I studied a little more.

I try to tell my kids that as long as they tried hard, then it's a good grade. We tell them that the decision to study or get help with a class is theirs. I can make them sit with a book, but I can't make them learn. These decisions will determine the path their lives will take. What schools or programs they can get into. Even if a teacher will cut you a little slack if something goes wrong and you are usually a good student.

Off my parenting lecture & back to Rowena. :). I'm happy that your mom was able to tell you that. If you can find something nice to say about her and how she helped you, it might encourage a New Age of Openess.


 

 

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Okay so I am a people pleaser, and my parents are sort of hard to please. All my life I have worked hard to please them. They were the kind of parents who if I didnt get an A in my classes (particularly math) they would say its not good enough. So all through high school and first year and a half of college, I wasnt good enough. Yeah, well thats just a little example. But anyway, it was ever so hard to get them to say even just a good job.

Anyway, I had to tell someone how I was feelin and how much better I feel after workin so hard to get this way, and so I called up my mom. She actually told me, after I told her all my excitements of late, (most of which I have shared with all ya'll already as they have happened.) that she was really proud of me. That, in my recollection has never happened! I am so utterly overjoyed, that I cannot explain how I feel. All I can say is that I have tears in my eyes...

Anyway, I just wanted to share with all ya'll that little tidbit.

How sweet & awesome that she said that!!


Becky (me)-35yo; hypothyroid 8yrs (symptoms at least 1 yr prior); Plantar Fasciitis (PF) (tendonitis in foot) 4 yrs; ovary & softball size cyst removed Feb 2008; Sleep Apnea 3yrs; Dec 2008- realized wheat affects hormones-- went semi- gluten-free (aka, gluten lite!). Interstitial Cystitis (IC, aka painful bladder syndrome) (self dx. controlled by diet- can't have acidic foods/ drinks). July 2010-- realized there was more going on, was going to do the sensitivity/ Celiac testing, decided it wasn't worth it! Am now truely learning to live the gluten- free lifestyle!

My DH-38 yo; born w/ Spastic cerebral palsy. legally blind, uses wheelchair. back surgery Aug 2007, has continued back troubles.

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Yeah, when you finally measure up after never being quite good enough, it is an awesome feeling. How long some of us struggle for just that one moment of praise :o:D YOUR MOM IS PROUD OF YOU!!! Yay.


Neroli

"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." - Albert Einstein

"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"

"Whatever the question, the answer is always chocolate." Nigella Lawson

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Caffeine free 1973

Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

Now tolerant of lactose

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