1. Danielle
    June 26, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    That is awesome you are able to stick to the gluten free diet. There is no way in the world that I would be able to do it. I have worked with students that were on a special diet of no gluten and no dairy and I just shake my head at the cost and the inconvence of it. (I have never tried it, so I can’t shake my head at that…LOL)


    • Kristy K. James
      June 26, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

      Oh it could be worse, Danielle. Compared to what people were forced to eat even five years ago, I’ve got it pretty easy. But even if it wasn’t, that whole respiratory thing would keep me on the straight and narrow now. It is really scary, especially when just four bites of a food with gluten will make it hard to breathe and walk for a few days.

      Please feel free to shake your head though. It is a major pain, lol. 🙂


  2. Debbie Stanley Bailey
    June 26, 2013 @ 6:28 am

    It’s awesome that somebody finally decided to produce gluten-free products which are actually edible! I’m so happy for you 🙂 But to be honest I’d love to see the youtube of you dancing at the store. lol


    • Kristy K. James
      June 26, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

      Thanks, Debbie! I’m pretty happy about it, too. I have found a bread mix that makes great pizza crust and bread sticks (like take-out), and Betty Crocker came to the rescue with a cake and brownie mixes…AND biscuit mix. They’re not really like real biscuits, but they’re a lot better than some of the others I’ve tried.

      Um….about that dance. Unfortunately common sense prevailed there, too, and I resisted the urge. I wasn’t quite ready for a vacation at the local funny farm. I want to put that off until late July or August so I can take advantage of their central air conditioning. 😉


  3. Tameri Etherton
    June 25, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

    Oh wow! I’m so happy that you found something yummy that won’t hurt you. Being gluten free is super hard and I applaud you for committing to it. I had my last cup of coffee on February 26th. That’s the day I finally, finally admitted that coffee doesn’t like me. I don’t get as sick as you, nor is it anywhere near what you have to deal with, but I can empathize a tiny bit with you. Enjoy your new find.


    • Kristy K. James
      June 25, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

      Oh I can totally relate to the caffeine/coffee thing, Tameri. My pregnancies were high risk so I gave up coffee to hopefully help that. It was a MISERABLE experience. So bad in fact that I said the heck with it and never started again. I knew there would come a day when I would want to give it up for health reasons…and didn’t want to go through that again. I still miss it even now. My body is so used to no caffeine now that when I overindulge in chocolate occasionally, it makes me shaky.

      But thank you, yes. I totally intend to enjoy these products. I’m trying to figure out what I want to try with the pie crust. I’m thinking chocolate tarts and breakfast tarts (something I can freeze for a quick meal or snack). I would have said chocolate and egg tarts…but that just sounded wrong. 🙂


  4. jansenschmidt
    June 25, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    Hi Kristy. I have trouble with my thyroid too and I hated the idea of taking a pill every single day for the rest of my life. But, there’s just some things you have to do.

    I’m so sorry about your gluten-free experiences. I’m sure I couldn’t do it. Kudos to you for finding the problem (finally) and now trying to kick it in the butt. I hope all of the Pillsbury stuff keeps you focused and positive in your fight for good health.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


    • Kristy K. James
      June 25, 2013 @ 10:04 pm

      Hi, Patricia…
      LOL…I’m definitely focused on that now. May fourth was the second of four Saturdays in a row when I’d planned to eat gluten. Four celebrations where I looked forward to eating real food. But after the second one, on the fourth, I realized how stupid I was being. The next event was six days away and I was still having all the horrible side effects…and really scared because I knew about the time the respiratory ones eased up, I’d just be causing them again…and I said enough!

      It’s funny you mention kicking something in the butt. I’m working on another non-fiction book about me. Who knows when it will be finished, but kicking butt is actually in the title. I’ve been reading/watching videos by Dr. David Brownstein and I’m hoping some of what he has to say will, if nothing else, make my thyroid work more efficiently. 🙂


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