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#1 Chopper

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:26 PM

I have always enjoyed healthy food, so when I was forced to remove gluten, then later forced to have a low-fat, low-fiber diet, it didn't seem "too far" of a stretch since I love a challenge. I'm a positive person most of the time and I have remained positive most of the time. However, I thought I could make cookies, gluten free of course, since I hadn't tried making them in a few months. I recall how gluten free flours sometimes absorb more moisture, so in my first pan I lessened the flour, and they failed. I added more flour for the remaining cookies that turned out great. I scraped the failed, crumbly, flat cookies onto a paper plate for the kids to eat. On my lunch break today, as I was working in the kitchen, I kept snagging some cookie crumbs...mmmmmm...delicious. I get back to work (6 minute drive) and I get sick. Can't handle the fat content. Horrible tummy pains. For a couple hours I'm miserable.

I have an afternoon/evening of weepiness. Weepy because something made me sick. Weepy because I try to stay strong, and occasionally I have a weak moment. Weepy because I had a brainstorm idea of low fat low fiber gluten free granola bars made with new gluten free cereals with dried mango and apples and bananas, but our local "big box store's" dried fruit contains "traces of gluten" and I cannot in good conscience buy them....argh. Weepy because of stuff like that! Why would fruit even have to be exposed to gluten?! autoimmune illnesses......argh! So here's a whine, if allowed on the this structured, educational site, to all of us who have eating issues! Whaaaaaaaaaaa! Here's to those of us who have loved ones who say they have empathy for us but truly don't know how occasionally it can be down-right saddening and frustrating to make diet changes!

There are foods out there for us different folk, that are wonderful to have and we need to be reminded of how wonderful they are, and simply move on to more important issues.

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#2 Joelf

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:15 AM

Hi Chopper,

I'm so sorry that you weren't able to enjoy your biscuits; or even the crumbs! Don't worry, you're entitled to have a wail......I think all of us do at some time or another!! Here's a comforting :emoticon-hug: to make you feel a little better.

Still, the good thing is that your children had the benefit of your delicious biscuits. :) A friend of mine has Sclero gut involvement and one of the things she finds that really upsets her system is chocolate. :( She can only have the minutest amount and so she tends to avoid it altogether. But again, the good thing is that she won't put on any extra weight through eating it!! At the risk of sounding like Pollyanna, there's always a bright side (the eternal optimist, that's me!!) ;) :lol:

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#3 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:52 PM

Hello Chopper

It's the little things...those small slices of normality the loss of which can leave us grieving...even more than the big bombshells.

Take care.
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#4 Chopper

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:50 PM

Amanda, that is so true!

Thanks Jo. I'm 'usually' pretty good at being an optimist too, but sometimes... The kids did love the 'failed' cookie pieces!
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:29 PM

<It's the little things...those small slices of normality the loss of which can leave us grieving...even more than the big bombshells. >

Amanda has done it once again! I hope you are keeping a notebook of your insights, Amanda!

Chopper,

<Here's to those of us who have loved ones who say they have empathy for us but truly don't know how occasionally it can be down-right saddening and frustrating to make ANY (diet) changes!>


You are so right! It is heartbreaking enough to give up things you love, let alone when no one understands the frustration you are going through, not just the loss.

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