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10/3/14 1:21 P

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I like your idea about accepting your allergies means less to worry about/feel bad about. Absolutely!

I wanted to give you a new way to think about having "less choices." I also have multiple allergies and we definitely do have less choices when it comes to the aisles in the grocery store. Seriously, of the hundreds of cereals they offer, I can't have any of them.

BUT...really what's in all those processed foods, those "choices" that are there, are the same foods, over and over. Wheat and corn, dairy, soy.

But there's SO MUCH out there people never eat! I have been forced to broaden my horizons and there's a lot of food I had never thought of to try...millet, kale, hemp milk, all kind of veggies and fruits.

So whenever I feel a bit sorry for myself for my lack of choices, I try to be grateful for all the new foods I'm discovering.

Good luck!
Lori :-)

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8/25/14 4:15 P

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Recently I realized I could probably use a attitude adjustment. Not because I was mean and spiteful, but because I was sour. I was always pitying myself because of my multiple food allergies. Once I realized this I decided to redouble my mindfulness, but in a way that isn't just positive sounding, but positive in nature. I also recently watched a TED talk about the effects of choices on our society. This helped me realize how many of my "problems" are just perceived choices. Accepting my allergies as less choices, means less times I have to worry about failing/choosing wrong.

My food allergies include wheat (not spelt), milk (dairy & goat), peanuts, and pecans. I'm also allergic to dust mites, dogs, cats, general out doors (ash tree pollen horribly), mold, and parabens. The weirdest part of my allergies is I developed them at 20yo and then proceeded to gain and loose them like a trading card game. I have verified all my allergies above and have verified al the following. Of the allergies I have gained then lost almond, soy, and latex were the worst. Growing up we knew I had a dust mite allergy and most likely I had a slight mold allergy. We believe that my immune system was thrown out of wack when I lived in the college dorms and was surrounded by dust mites and mold.

I have always been active and I live with my husband and our two cats and two dogs. I own a horse but he lives with my parents four and half hours away. My asthma just recently started giving me lots of problems, which is probably partially because I have I haven't been dealing with my allergies well and also because I live in Nashville, TN which is well known for its horrific allergens. The asthma has made getting outside chores and walking the dogs more difficult. I do have a gym membership and that is part of my new routine I'm trying to start having.

Crazy people don't really loose their mind, it just becomes something more entertaining!

Truth is a mass appeal to something.

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