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3/11/13 8:42 A

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Hi, my name is Sandy. I was diagnosed with Crohn 's disease last year in September and have been gluten free since then. I have other medical issues such as a Kidney Transplant in 2002, Osteoporosis from the anti-rejection drugs from the transplant. I also had a neck operation last year in September, degenerated disk caused from what else my medication. I am 5'6" and weigh 163. I have maintained at 163 for the past few weeks which is not my intent.

I exercise 6 days a week at a minimum of 60 minutes. I have a home gym consisting of a treadmill, elliptical and exercise bike. I am scale obsessed, even though they say you should guage your progress by the way your clothes fit. Any suggestions on ways to move the scale? I break up my routine at least two days a week with the Leslie Sansone 4 mile walk, that includes walking, band exercise and boost walking.

I am looking forward to feedback from the group, Sandy

Edited by: HENDRIX881 at: 3/11/2013 (09:02)
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3/11/13 8:25 A

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3/10/13 11:55 P

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Welcome to the team! I know you are in the right place. This is a great group where you will find good supports.

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3/8/13 10:59 P

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3/8/13 9:37 P

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I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. It is a hard journey.
I sound like a broken record but I always recommend reading our sticky topics. We have years of collected contributions and suggestions by our team members.
Btw, most of us on this team are Celiacs (the condition itself is Celiac, Celiac Disease or Celiac Sprue).
Wheat is addictive and just like any additction, you will need to go through the withdrawl process.

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3/8/13 9:13 P

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Hi. Im new to Spark. Joined a week ago and lost 2 pounds. It took me since November just to lose 1 and then I gained 2 so I guess that doesn't count . I was diagnosed with Celiacs 18 months ago. I assumed I was sick from stress as I had just lost my mom to Alzheimers. I was stunned that I had Celiacs and couldn't imagine my life without warm French bread and butter, deep dish pizza (yep I'm from Chicago) and chocolate cake. Bread was my best friend in times of trouble and joy. But I never cheated once since the doctor called with the news. It's not worth the damage it can do to you and I would be a terrible role model to my kids if I gave in to temptation. They want their mom to be healthy and fun, not laying on the couch sick all the time. Grateful for the diagnosis, but I am having trouble with the high carb situation in the gluten free substitutions. I would be most grateful to hear any tips you have on keeping my stomach from growling all the time, especially at bedtime.

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