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An Introduction..

Posted Apr 01 2008 12:00am
I guess I should introduce myself and why I feel I need to write part of my life down. It starts a long time ago...I'm not sure just how long so we won't actually get into all of it. I've had aches and pains and just feeling yuckies for a very long time. I was told I had Fibromyalgia. If you don't know what that is, you're probably lucky. It's a chronic condition, and when you hurt all the time, and have GI problems and lots of headaches, and who knows what else but none of the tests say there is anything wrong, well then they tell you you have FM, and/ or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. And I'm not saying these don't exist, but lately I feel like the doctors give up and pin these labels on people just so they can have a diagnosis. About 3 years ago I asked my doctor to test me for food allergies and the test came back "slightly" positive for an allergy to wheat. So I stopped eating wheat, and I started feeling much better. I started reading a lot about this and found that a lot of people have problems with gluten, so I cut all gluten out of my diet about 2 years ago, and now I'm a different person. My doctors wanted to test me for Celiac Disease but you have to start eating gluten again, and well I wasn't willing to do that.  My doctor believes I have Celiac Disease, even has it written in my files, but I don't have an "official diagnosis" Now I strive to live a gluten free life, healthy, and right now I need to loose weight. All those gluten free foods are fattening.

I'm also an artist. I love to create, but I do get stuck so I'll write about that here too.

And try my best to do my part for the enviroment.


This morning I had Van's Wheat Free Flax Waffles with Vanilla Yogurt and banana for breakfast. I didn't feel deprived at all. These waffles make me feel like I'm eating foods I shouldn't be. : )
And they aren't bad for me like so many other gluten free foods.
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