• Jennifer (Conversion Diary)

    posted on July 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I’m so excited to have found your blog! In particular, I love how humbly you’re willing to share your story, including the struggles you’ve faced. I recently discovered my own food issues (which I wrote about here if you have any interest.) I’m going to add your blog to my reader — look forward to reading more!

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    Amy Reply:

    Hi Jennifer – I love your site. Wow. Looks like we have some things in common. I had to giggle at someone thinking that no flour is limited. I used to think that, too, but actually I have more freedom and choices today than ever. Sometimes it takes some creativity but the doors are always open. Thanks for sharing your sit with me.

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  • Iris

    posted on July 31, 2009 at 8:32 am

    What a wonderful post! I think it’s so helpful for people to be able to read others’ stories and know that they’re not alone. And food journaling is a great way to see what’s really going into your body and figure out what makes you feel good and what doesn’t. I keep track whenever I start feeling like I’m getting out of control or my weight is creeping up.

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    Amy Reply:

    Hi Iris,

    Yes, and over time it just becomes a natural process. One that happens without having to stop and do anything about it. I am so aware of what I’m eating. The gift today is that my weight doesn’t creep up. My body has just found a place where it’s happy. I’m happy here, too.

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  • Sharinskishe

    posted on July 31, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks for linking to Food on Fridays. I see much wisdom in this post. I do not have time to explore your site today, but I will soon.

    Thanks for sharing yourself with others. What a blessing you are to people like me. I ‘KNOW’ a lot about weight loss methods & secrets, loosing/gaining, diets/lifestyle, etc. But I need to follow someone who has done it.

    Thanks again for linking and sharing. Have a wonderful weekend and I will be back soon.

    Shari

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  • Ann Kroeker

    posted on August 2, 2009 at 8:32 am

    What a brave and powerful series to reveal your story and encourage others!!

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  • Amy @ Finer Things

    posted on August 6, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    What a powerful story. Looking forward to reading more.

    You are inspiring me to make some changes…

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    Amy Reply:

    As you always do for me…thanks for stopping by.

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  • DeJ

    posted on February 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Amy, I am happy to find this site. I have been overweight my entire life. I am currently at my largest weight, more than 100+ pounds over normal weight for my height. Some days I did not know I was overweight. Then look into the mirror or at a picture and wonder who that person is, because I don’t remember when I got this way.

    I have for the last 6 months, been trying different ways of eating. I now will only eat organic or free range meat I prepare myself, and do not eat meat in resturants, work or other peoples homes unless I know for sure it is organic. I have always ate vegetables and fruits, and that is not a problem. I always eat whole wheat and whole grain cereals and breads as well.

    Recently,I am finding in talking with people they do not have the same problems I am having. For years I have had bowel problems when I eat whole wheat foods. I did not give this much thought as it has been going on most of my life. I just recently found out about gluten being a problem for people. In my internet investigations, I happily came upon your blog and some other peoples blogs.I do not think I have Celiacs as no one in my small family seem to have the same problems except for my adult daughter. From what I read people with Celiacs would not be overweight due to inadequate absorption of nutrients. Am I thinking this correctly?

    The other day I decided not to eat all day, to see when I would have the bowel discomforts I usually get, and did not have any symptoms when I had an empty stomach. Then later in the afternoon I was really hungry, and decided to eat wheat, so I ate a Kashi Whole Wheat Cinnamon Harvest cereal as a trial to see when my symptoms would appear. About three hours later my bowels started rolling and and I got uncomfortable as I usually do. ( I am not giving bowel details to spare you or anyone else reading this).

    I need serious help, I do not know what to eat anymore. I have read your story, blog and recipes. I believe eating this way may be beneficial for me. I am feeling overwhelmed at this point. All your recipes look like food I would eat without a problem. Like I said I am overwhelmed and do not know how to get started. Can you give me some guidance if this is the forum for what I am asking? I have never wrote on someones blog before. HELP!!!
    DeJ

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    Amy Reply:

    @DeJ, Hi DeJ – I’m glad that you found my blog, too. I am not really qualified to give medical advice and I don’t have Celiac so I don’t know the ins and outs of the symptoms.

    What I do know is that I finally found something that works for me and I use my blog to share it with others. I also know that I had to find a solution for myself. There are good doctors that can help, too.

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  • Holly

    posted on April 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I just found your blog and have to say I cried when I read your story. It is exactly how I have felt my entire life and so mirrors my own struggles. I am just starting on the healthier lifestyle, and am grateful for the inspiration!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Holly, It’s always nice to know that you’re not alone in your struggles. Glad we’ve crossed paths and hope you find a solution that works for you. Sending big hugs.

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