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Old 02-04-2013, 05:07 PM   #11
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Yeah, I had to fight them for a good year to even test me originally, and then they just tested my TSH, which was normal, but when we moved to a different base, they tested for TSH, T4, and T3, and my TSH was still normal, but not the others. I didn't realize until then that they hadn't tested more completely in Alaska. So, I've been dealing with a screwed up thyroid for a few years, but getting by. Not losing any weight, but I'm surviving, and we don't have the finances to just go off on my own. I just recently found out a couple of my military friends here are seeing someone off base, so I'm looking into it. Unfortunately, there are rumors that our insurance is changing in April.
How frustrating!!! I hope you can find someone who will pay attention!

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:10 PM   #12
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I hadn't heard about going gluten free to help. My oldest has a wheat sensitivity, and I have toyed with the idea of going gluten free. Right now we use a lot of spelt, which is technically a type of wheat, but the naturopath said it would be okay for her because it hasn't been messed with like regular wheat. I know DH wouldn't go for gluten free, so I would be cooking twice. I'm not sure I'm up for that.
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I hadn't heard about going gluten free to help. My oldest has a wheat sensitivity, and I have toyed with the idea of going gluten free. Right now we use a lot of spelt, which is technically a type of wheat, but the naturopath said it would be okay for her because it hasn't been messed with like regular wheat. I know DH wouldn't go for gluten free, so I would be cooking twice. I'm not sure I'm up for that.
I hear ya. I just went GF last December. I did really well at first but then started eating wheat here and there in January because I just found out I was pregnant and was tired and ill so I just ate what was easy. I'm re-committing myself to be totally GF this month, I even went out and bought GF flours so I could make myself muffins so I am not tempted by the wheat variety. I am the only one that is 100% GF in my family. What I do is try to make sure the stuff we eat as a family is GF (like dinner, I use all GF sauces and service rice as a side). But I still make regular pancakes for the kids, we still have wheat toast in the house for DH, and the kids still have stuff like graham crackers as snacks. I just don't eat those things in general so I am pretty good about staying away. I eat differently from the kids for breakfast and lunch anyway so it is easy to keep those meals GF for me but not for them.
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Your name Laurel
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New Short Term Goal- Maintain weight and not gain over Christmas
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And another month of starting at 155. Hoping I can end lighter. really hoping I'll get the lb I got off last month off again soon.
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I hear ya. I just went GF last December. I did really well at first but then started eating wheat here and there in January because I just found out I was pregnant and was tired and ill so I just ate what was easy. I'm re-committing myself to be totally GF this month, I even went out and bought GF flours so I could make myself muffins so I am not tempted by the wheat variety. I am the only one that is 100% GF in my family. What I do is try to make sure the stuff we eat as a family is GF (like dinner, I use all GF sauces and service rice as a side). But I still make regular pancakes for the kids, we still have wheat toast in the house for DH, and the kids still have stuff like graham crackers as snacks. I just don't eat those things in general so I am pretty good about staying away. I eat differently from the kids for breakfast and lunch anyway so it is easy to keep those meals GF for me but not for them.
Dinner is actually the easiest for me to do gluten free. Well, wheat free, at least. We already use gluten free noodles and eat a lot of potatoes. The only sauces I can think of that might have gluten would be the brown gravy mix and possibly the sloppy joe mix, but I could easily do those gluten free. My issue is more the breakfast and lunch and snacks.



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See, we just eat differently for breakfast. We all eat one dinner. Lunch is left overs. Breakfast for ds and I is whatever, and dh just doesn't eat gluten there. So he may have fruit, or yogurt, or GF waffles from the freezer, and ds and I eat whatever. When I make baked oatmeal or crepes or something I make it with GF ingrdients and you honestly can't tell a difference. I dont' eat the GF bread, dh does.
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Dh and I haven't gone gluten free but I tell you, since we cut out eating so much bread we all feel better! I found out what I thought was a problem with dairy was actually my gut reacting to wheat.
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Lol, duh, it's a new month, why wonder there was no updates on the old thread today...

Re, the wheat causing a sensitivity to dairy. That is TOTALLY me! I have been "lactose intolerant" since I was about 12, but since cutting out wheat/gluten in December, I've been reacting less and less to dairy!! It's amazing not being sick all the time too.

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