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melikamaui

Successful "girl's Weekend" Away

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I was scared to death to go to our family's "Girl's Weekend" with my aunts, female cousins, etc. I knew it would be the first time I would be around a ton of gluten with ZERO protections. I was right too. Pizza, bread, danish, cookies, oh my god it was a wheat-fest! I almost didn't go. But I'm so glad I did.

I packed an entire little suitcase of food. Beans, lentils, sweet potatoes, avocados, brown rice, salsa, corn chex, some cookies, and popcorn for snacks. I also packed my own silverware and my own bowls, etc. When I got there I hit Whole Foods and picked up some veggies, lettuce, rice milk and tortillas. I explained to all of my relatives that the food in the fridge that was mine would be clearly marked and that no one should touch it. There were a few issues of cc, but I saw them right away and was able to avoid eating what had been contaminated. My relatives were overwhelmingly understanding and helpful! I ended up having a great time! The only issue I had was that I wish I had packed more. I was really hungry by the time the weekend was over and I was practically out of food. There was no way I could eat at the airport so I lived on popcorn on my last travel day. Other than that, it was perfect! :D

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Well done, you!!! :) Next time, take a bigger suitcase :P


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"

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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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I'm soooo glad it went well!

By the way, there's usually no need to go hungry in airports if you don't mind airport prices. I've found yogurt, salad, fruit salad, plain white rice at Chinese restaurants, and bags of dried fruit and nuts at newsstands. Most airports have a Starbuck's and they usually have a gluten-free snack bar like Kind bars and often whole apples or bananas. I also tolerate McDonald's french fries so I'll eat those in a pinch. :P

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