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About GinaO

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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. ****************************** I saw this a little late as well...but...a new athlete....I have found that Hammer Products are by far the best!! The gels, the supplements and the Recoverite is wonderful...they are very helpful and have assured me time and time again all their products are gluten-free. I know several people who use them consistently with great results in any event they are doing from Tri's/Du's to IM's. Great Stuff!!! Oh yeah..stay hydrated! GinaO
  3. **************************** Hi Dolly!! I would strongly recommend the Weight Watchers Diet. Either the Core Plan or the Flex Plan is very 'do-able' for us. I am more inclinced to count points on the Flex Plan so I can indulge in the delicious baked goods and crackers that I have found. I just make sure I am getting at least 5 days of gym time in. You will feel so much better. There is a weight loss thread here for WW and I would encourage you to go to a meeting to get all the tools and info so you can be successful. Also...their website is great and I found another website...Dottie's Weight Loss Zone which is a supportive thread as well for WW. (dwlz.com) Good luck...>GinaO
  4. ********************************** I would so like to be part of your group!! I also have been WW for the past year and have been successful while being gluten-free. I am down almost 30 and would LOVE to drop the last 15 before spring/summer. I also find that when I push the workouts to the max...I am more hungry!! The bagels are FABULOUS!! I also have found the Real Foods Corn Thins topped with Laughing Cow..Light Cheese(Herb/Onio) is a wonderful 2 point snack mid morning!!! Good Luck to all!! Think Thin!
  5. I am laughing so hard! Pre-celiac disease I couldn't give a hoot about chocolate...chips...m&m's and ice cream...now...LOOK OUT! It just comes over me...and I NEED it all!! Of course I have learning to modify slightly....I needed to drop the 20lb that came on as quick as the cravings...but...they are regular items in my pantry. No...you are not alone!
  6. Hi everyone....I tried this question in the travel forum...no response. So...here goes! Any restaurants, besides the chains (outback, etc) available in the Nashville area? I am staying near the airport. Any help would be appreciated. And, if there is a health food store in and around, that would save some packing and space in my bag if I could just buy some items there. Thanks. again...Gina
  7. Hi everyone...along the same lines...I will be going to Nashville...staying by the airport...any suggestions for restaurants aside from the Outback?? Thanks a bunch..>Gina
  8. Hi there! I live in Rootstown but we travel...soo...I found that there are a lot of choices in N. Canton if you get down that way...Carrabas...Don Pablo's...Outback...Damon's....Hog Heaven (will accomodate)...Mulligans.(will accomodate) Bravo...and other little restaurants. Our Celiac group in the N. Canton area has done some wonderful work with independent restaurant owners and we truly are reaping the benefits. I did eat at the Don Pablo's in Cleveland (not too expensive but Mexican) and had a wonderful experience as well as at Pf-Changs. Often, I will call and speak to the manager if I am going somewhere else and prepare them for my request. I ALWAYS ask for a seasoned waiter/waitress....that alleviates a lot.
  9. The core plan is wonderful! In regards to working out....you should do cardio...that is something to get your heart rate up there...at least for 30 minutes every day....in regards to resistance training...my trainer suggests 2-3 times a week. This gluten-free thing is crazy! I was on the Core Plan about a year before I was diagnosed and did very well...lost about 35 lbs..and about 4% body fat. After the news in December...I found myself so upset that I ate what I could...that is...a whole lotta rice pasta and Hershey chocolate. Now..would I have done that before? NO! But...it's the whole mental thing! So...I have gained about 5lbs total. I am struggling with that and would like to get it together. I suggest we come up with Core item ideas so it would be easy to cross reference them as gluten-free. The WW core forum on Dottie's Weight Loss Zone does that...they have a huge list of core items...many of them...well...we can't indulge in...but it makes the shopping a whole lot easier.
  10. Hello everyone. I am still learning as I was diagnosed on 12/8/05. However my question is this....I have been getting sick less frequently but....I think I have nailed it down to one thing: sexual intercourse. Could this be a source of cross contamination?? I called the doctor's office and of course the nurse had "never heard of this...but will check." Anyone???
  11. Hi everyone....just wondering if jolly time's microwave popcorn is known to be safe?? I see that Annatto is used for coloring and I think I read that was NOT safe. Would ya help a newly diagnosed girl who is starving for a quick snack?? Thanks a bunch....
  12. Hi Everyone....I am newly diagnosed as well...(December 8th). The question of 'when is it going to better' is the only one I have right now. The depression is killing me but I had my first cookie today....from a gluten-free bakery and I think I can see some rays of light shining through. I truly thank you guys for this resource and for all of you that I have read over and over again these past couple of days. Only today did I gather enough courage to join. Thank you again for your words of wisdom....I look forward to many conversations.....