1. Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
    June 21, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    Hmm. I guess I misunderstood something in the workshop. I thought we were supposed to keep the the categories and most tags the same for the search engines to find us easier. I might have to consider changing the categories. Except some of the responses are worth leaving it at romance, lol.

    I’ve actually looked at Kait’s site…she has some fabulous recipes! (thanks, Marcy!)

    It is amazing what happens to our bodies when we start treating them right. I think my biggest problem these days is I’m hitting some sort of milestone (where I threw in the towel last year). I am really starting to crave things I never ate much of to begin with. Raspberry bismarks? Nutty donuts and cinnamon rolls were always my favorites, even though I rarely ate them. So bismarks? What’s up with that? And McDonald’s? YUCK! But smelling that stuff when the kids eat it lately makes me want to grab it from them and eat it myself.

    I have actually gotten to the place where I just won’t eat. A couple of nights last week I didn’t eat until 11 p.m. and midnight. That’s not cool either. I’m getting a handle on it though. There’s just something about NOT being able to have what you really want-but can’t have-that brings about that whole two-year-old-temper-tantrum kind of thing. 🙂


  2. Debra Kristi
    June 21, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    I’m still laughing at MJ’s comment. I’ve gotten used to you filing everything under romance. That was too funny though! If you had trouble with fast food before I can only imagine how it is now. I can’t eat Burger King. It makes me ill. Most of them do now after cleaning out my system with healthy foods. You should check out that blog Marcy suggested. There are lots of options available for those going gluten-free these days.


  3. Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
    June 21, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    I have that same problem…consistency, but I’m trying to do better. At least in adding swamp sludge (powdered greens) and with some juicing. Too funny about McD’s and KFC. I need to find a GF recipe for the chicken though. I love that stuff.

    LOL…you think this is funny? I also filed my posts about my cursed septic tank under romance. I file pretty much everything under that. 🙂


  4. mj monaghan
    June 21, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

    Interesting, Kristy K.

    I totally believe that you could distinguish the chemicals. My problem with eating healthier is consistency. I go back and forth. When I get lazy, I pop in something frozen and processed.

    Thank goodness for KFC and McDonald’s since they’re both chemical-free, right??

    I like how you have this filed under “Romance.” You must REALLY love food, huh?


  5. Marcy Kennedy
    June 20, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    Kait Nolan has a blog (separate from her author blog but there’s a link there) where she supplies some gluten-free recipes. Perhaps some of those would work for cooking and freezing.

    It’s frightening to think that the difference is that obvious once you’ve been away from it for awhile. We don’t eat a lot of processed foods, but we do indulge on occasion.


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      June 20, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

      I will try to remember to check Kait’s blog out, thanks, Marcy!

      Yes…you are right. It is frightening. I could hardly believe that I couldn’t pick out the flavor of the chicken, rice, or veggies. I couldn’t taste the FOOD…just chemicals and preservatives. Yet a few months ago, I wouldn’t have noticed.


  6. August McLaughlin
    June 20, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    Whole foods are definitely where it’s at, Kristy. And the fewer low-nutrient food we eat, the worse the unhealthy processed foods taste. Sounds like you’re on a healthy, awesome track.

    During particularly busy times, I use my crock pot and freeze large batches of healthy food, like whole grain/veggie lasagna. I’ve also sought out healthy restaurants and ways to tweak entrees elsewhere to make them healthier. Worth the effort. 🙂


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      June 20, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

      Thanks, August. I’m working on it. It’s hard with that and the hypothyroidism (because that comes with its own list of foods you have to be careful with…goitrogens). I do like the whole crock pot idea/freezing servings of stuff I can eat. I’ve never liked McDonald’s food…but smelling it now, while I’m cooking something for me, it’s a miracle I’m not stealing my kids food. 🙂

      Kidding. No, I’m glad I’m starting to realize just how bad some of this food is. Unbelievable!


  7. Natalie Hartford
    June 20, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    Wow. I can’t imagine. Although I know it’s like when hubby and I give up eating out for a few months. The first time you hit a restaurant, you are blown away by the SALT in your food?!??! Insane.
    Here’s to finding some alternatives that WORK!!


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      June 20, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

      Thanks, Natalie. I know what you mean about too much salt. I’ve always been sensitive to it, and use less than most people in my cooking. I don’t even look at restaurants much anymore.

      Eating out is a nightmare because cooks and servers, for the most part, don’t have a clue….and aren’t even remotely close to careful. One waitress tried to tell me there were no croutons on my salad when I mentioned that it looked like someone had put them on…then taken them off. She was adamant about it…until I pointed out one laying by itself.


  8. Louise Behiel
    June 20, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    funny how life changes with a gluten intolerance or full blown celiac disease. watch for french fries – they are often coated with flour to prevent them sticking together when flash frozen. and if they’re friend in the same oil as breaded stuff …oh oh. ditto for rice noodles in asian restaurants.

    such a nuisance. I don’t have a good solution. i’ve reverted to eating a variety of gluten free breads. we’ve got some decent ones here, so i’m happy an dhave a quick go to meal.


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      June 20, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

      Most of the time it’s funny (unless you’re CRAVING a raspberry bismark…and I probably never ate 2 or 3 of those things a year…but I’d eat a dozen of them right now, if I could…lol).

      After the whole pizza fiasco, I’m even more careful about reading ingredient lists. I’m just stunned at all the things that have gluten in it. I had to change my shampoo (might have mentioned that on the other blog) because it had wheat in it. IN SHAMPOO??? Why???

      My quick solution anymore is to toast a couple of slices of Schar bread and have it with some deli ham (which also isn’t good for us, but I’m making good choices in other areas). As long as I distract myself and don’t pay attention, it’s enough to fill me up, and it works.


      • Louise Behiel
        June 21, 2012 @ 12:27 am

        make up, conditioner, soap olay body wash….toothpaste, lipstick, eye shadow…the list goes on and on


        • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
          June 21, 2012 @ 1:02 am

          That’s just not right. Maybe that’s why I’ve never liked wearing makeup. And why I feel itchy after using some soaps. Why in the world would anyone put food products in stuff like that?


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