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On May 27, 2010 I found out that I have Celiac Disease, which means I am gluten intolerant. I want to eat healthier and maintain a good weight for myself and now I have to stay away from wheat, rye and barley (and more, I'm still learning).

Being a Celiac has changed my outlook on food. I have noticed that I am reading labels more and purchasing foods now that are necessary for me to feel good. In the beginning I, like so many others, went out and purchased a bunch of unnecessary food. Now, the longer I am a Celiac, the more info I am reading about bakeries and good brands vs. frozen store bought brands.

I'm not losing weight but I'm maintaining. My nutritionist says that I'm eating well but suggested I eat a few more grains to get me through the afternoons. Sometimes I feel hungry and want to munch, sometimes I'm not hungry and still want to munch. Withdrawls? Possibly...

In Oct 2010 I had my two children tested since CD is hereditary. The youngest is negative, the oldest came back positive. He took the news well and thankfully he has me to help. I have also found out that there is a link between ADHD and CD. CD can have both physical and neorological symptoms. My son was diagnosed with ADHD 10 years ago but now I'm wondering the symptoms were the CD talking. Will be investigating...

Anyway, that's me... :)

Member Since: 1/22/2008

My Goals:
My goal in life is to be healthy, happy and gluten free so I can live my life the way I want. I want to be a good role model for my children and be healthy - for me.

My Program:
To keep track of my G/F meals and get some sort of exercise every day (which is tough sometimes). I stay motivated by thinking about how great I feel after my workout and I also think of my children and my wonderful husband.

I also stay motivated by reading other SP articles. I'm so happy by their success, congrats everyone.

Personal Information:
I live in Reno, NV and love all the Nevada has to offer. There is so much to do with all 4 seasons.

I am a mom of 4 kids (2 mine, 2 his), a spoiled puppy, and a spoiled cat that needs to go on a diet.

Other Information:
Exercise: 1600 calories.

No Exercise: 1500 calories

Maintain: 1800 calories

Knowing and living by these numbers will help me reach my goal weight and help me feel great.

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    emoticon How have you been? If I ever get to Reno, I'm gonna wanna meet you!

    Take care.
    3499 days ago
    emoticon How're you doing? I've been thinking of you. emoticon
    3554 days ago
    Hey, thanks for the blog comment! I know, I do eventually have to go what I call "hard core" on both the gluten elimination and the other allergens, but at the moment it is SO challenging that I have to pat myself on the back for even the MOSTLY-allergen-free days, which are better than nothing, right? :) One thing that makes it even more challenging is that I am totally totally broke, so there are times when I need to buy gf/hypoallergenic groceries really badly, but can't. (Er, NOW is one of those times.) So, I have no choice but to resort to eating whatever IS in the apartment. Anyway, I will totally cheer you on, and appreciate all the camaraderie I can get! :) Have a great rest of the week!!
    3674 days ago
  • v CADYANN1

    The HEAT is ON!!!!!!
    Enjoy the SUMMER SUNSHINE!
    (((( Sending SKINNY Vibes! )))) to you!

    Have a super 'Lovin' this Sunshine' Sunday! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3754 days ago
  • v CADYANN1
    Wondering how you are doing as we haven't seen a recent blog post for you. I hope all is well.
    3767 days ago
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