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  1. My work helps too so I did not have to pay $50, but I have saved enough just on the gas to more than pay for my membership! I buy paper goods and alcohol from there as well as other food items. I also bought my iPad there and iTunes cards; they are slightly cheapter and every little bit adds up! I do not have a Costco near me, but I have heard other people say they love them.
  2. I just want to say that you and your wife are wonderful people to let a friend who is going through a horrible time and has health problems move in with you. Good job on trying to get educated and help him out!
  3. I am still having horrible bloating (and gas) too. I just passed my month mark on June 1. I may have to try the cider and water. I did buy some GasX over the weekend just to see if it would help. I am feeling tons better except for the bloating. Glad to know I am not the only one.
  4. Today, is my official 1 month gluten-free anniversary and I cannot believe how much better I feel!! I have had GI issues most of my life as do most of my father's side of the family. I have always been told I had IBS. I had horrible D with major urgency. I have also suffered from migraines, muscle aches, easily breaking bones (especially in my feet and toes), and this weird flush to my neck and face. Of course, the doctors never put all of those symptoms together. I was doing research on IBS and found that most got better being gluten-free. I decided to try for one-month and see how I felt. D is gone as is the horrible bloating I had. I have lost 5 pounds. I have only had one headache all month and it was a day that it was storming. I can deal with weather related as long as it isn't daily. Muscles and feet feel much better and no more flush (or rash). YAY! I am confident that I will continue to feel better the longer the poison is out of my body! I am going to tell my doctor about it next time I go in, but I don't need an official diagnosis. I will call myself NCGI and go on with my life! Family and boyfriend are very supportive and have seen the huge improvement in my health and my mood. I just wanted to say Thank you to all of you. I have been lurking and reading for the past month and will continue to do so. I have found a lot of tips on here that have made this so much easier! Thanks again!!!
  5. My favorite "quick" dinner: Gluten Free Rice cooked in microwave Canned black beans -drained and rinsed Canned Tomatoes A few shakes of minced garlic, onion powder, and various Italian spices Add it all together and warm just a little. Sometimes we add browned hamburger to this as well. I usually have enough to take as a lunch the next day. Omelets are also fun and easy (and sounding good for tonight)